VIVA – Ahead of the Curve

VIVA Artists sacrificed our 2020 Spring Art Studio Tour to join the Vashon community in flattening the curve of the pandemic.

Now we have developed a unique way to stay ahead of COVID-19, while giving our artists a method to connect with islanders, and vice versa.

Introducing VIVA Art by Appointment: Your Personal Path to Island Artist.

In lieu of our traditional, Holiday Art Studio Tour in December, we will be distributing this special guide to Vashon visual artists who welcome visitors into their studios by appointment throughout the coming year.

We will post information on where to find the guide later this month!

Thank you Vashon. Stay safe, healthy and wash your hands!

Welcome to Vashon Island Visual Artists


The goal of Vashon Island Visual Artists (VIVA) is connecting artists to each other and the community, to support the needs of out members personally and artistically, to empower creativity through education and exhibition, and to preserve the artistic culture that has been fundamental to our island community for decades.


VIVA is 300 strong and growing. We welcome all Vashon visual artists and supporters! VIVA, a newly founded non-profit, is a volunteer organization formed to support a 30+ year open studio tour tradition. The first two weekends in May and again in December VIVA presents the all Island art studio tour where artists of almost every medium throw open their studio doors.

Vashon Island Visual Artists also hosts an annual membership meeting, an all member summer picnic, an organizational winter potluck, an all member invitational exhibit, the July Strawberry Festival information booth and educational scholarship fundraiser for Vashon High School graduates!

Become a member and supporter of VIVA and receive the VIVA Newsletter to learn about exhibitions, classes and salons connecting Vashon artists to patrons and promoting professional opportunities and practices.