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JUNE 22 & 23

Featured Gardens

This Year's

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Help the Arts Bloom

Keep the ArtiBloom

on Vashon Island

Vashon Island boasts some of the Northwest's finest private gardens and natural oases. For two days in June, the proud and passionate owners of these gardens grant exclusive access to the Vashon Garden Tour, welcoming the public to stroll through the verdant foliage, fragrant flora, colorful blooms, and masterful designs.

Proceeds from the Vashon Garden Tour help to sustain the nonprofit work of the Vashon Center for the Arts as they grow the arts on Vashon and cultivate the artists of tomorrow.

Everywhere on the VCA campus the arts are growing lush and verdant: our auditorium in Katherine L. White Hall (aka "The Kay") boasts a bounty of live music, dance, theatre, film, and lectures all year round. In the Koch Gallery, each month brings a new bouquet of local and nationally renowned artists; the Blue Heron Education Center is always abuzz with art and dance classes for every age and skill level; VCA's Vashon Artists in Schools (VAIS) program nurtures budding creativity in classrooms all across the region throughout the school year; and the Blue Heron Meadow is (literally) a beautiful protected wetland where classes, performances, and installations happen en plein air!

 So, as you go garden to garden, flower to flower, think of it as pollinating creativity and helping the arts bloom all across Vashon, no matter the season!

A Gallery Garden!

When Gardens are Galleries...

Our Gallery

is a Garden!

As June turns Vashon gardens into galleries of natural beauty, our gallery is turned into a garden of artistic expression! You're invited to stroll through an exhibition called The Secret Garden in VCA’s Koch Gallery. The gallery will be transformed into a garden blooming with artworks inspired by all things floral and foliar, environmental and ecological, mythical and magical, green and growing! The Secret Garden exhibition is open Wednesday–Sunday: 12–5 pm and is always FREE. Proceeds from artwork purchased during the exhibition support the nonprofit work of Vashon Center for the Arts in its mission to "initiate quality arts experiences for all ages and create opportunities for artists to perform and exhibit their work."

Speaking of Garden-Inspired Art: Each year, the VCA gallery commissions a local artist to create an original work of art to help us promote the garden tour. The painting you see on all our marketing content is called, “Nebula Flower” by Alyson Storms.

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....And More!
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Gorgeous Gardens &

Much More!

In addition to seeing the beautiful gardens on the tour, you can also…

  • Find delicious food and garden vendors throughout the weekend on the VCA campus (where you can also get your garden map and find public restrooms)!

  • Enter our fabulous Garden Raffle to win valuable garden-themed prizes!

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