Save the dates for Festival 25: Catch us while you can, a month-long celebration of art and music by Vashon Islanders who have shaped the Island art scene for 25 years or more.
Presented by Open Space for Arts & Community, First Friday launches the festivities at 6 pm, Friday, September 7, at Open Space. More than 60 Island 2-D and 3-D artists will exhibit their works, a piece from past and present. First Friday opening features live music from Island favorites, Portage Fill with room to dance, Kat Eggleston and more. Appetizers and libations available.
In addition to Open Space, other community sponsors include VIVA, Vashon Events and 4 Culture.
Chris Beck, long-time arts advocate, potter and organizer says this is a collaborative arts event she envisioned for years. “I decided to write a 4Culture grant to provide seed funding to make this happen,” she adds. The King County arts organization awarded Beck $1500 toward the project.
“Talented artists and passionate musicians who have contributed to our Island’s reputation as an ‘arts haven’ deserve to be honored and we invite our community to join the celebration.”
In addition to the exhibition, open 10 am to 4 pm, Friday, Saturday and Sundays during September except September 15-16, free concerts and four artist salons will also take place at Open Space during September. More information soon!