ORBIT

Driven by and for young people’s voices to create, connect, and celebrate through arts and music.

ORBIT is the all-ages arts and music wing of Open Space. ORBIT’s mission is to empower young voices, build community, and create a space for all-ages arts and music. Our programming is shaped by the community and includes music shows, art workshops, and other events. ORBIT collaborates with other island youth organizations to create programs and provide a facility for youth events, fundraisers, camps, and meetings.

Current Events

LGBTQIA+ Youth Group – Thursdays 5:30-6:30 

This group is open to high school age LGBTQIA+ people as a space to connect and create community. Facilitated by ORBIT staff, this group meets for a structured conversation, social gathering, and snacks! Free! No sign-up required! 

Follow @orbit_openspace for updates!

Creative Arts Group – Fridays 4:00-6:00pm

Open to anyone 14-17 years old.  Learn to make art, music, and performance to help manage anxiety and stress, explore identity, build emotional awareness, and understand relationship challenges. This group is facilitated by Vashon Youth and Family Services. Contact July at jhuss@vyfs.org for more info!

Past Events

Orbit Town Hall – May 17th, 2022 at 4pm

Come tell us what you want to see happen at ORBIT! Program Coordinator Michelle Lassaline will be joined by the Vera Project executive team, plus Mike Dumovich of Bric Brac, and Josh Ayala to host this open forum for anyone interested in all ages arts and music. FREE PIZZA!

Create Your Story – Spring 2022

Vashon Island high schoolers work with island performers to learn about the art of storytelling, then present a final production written and performed by the students.

The fourth project of !Attention! Artists at Work, “Create Your Story” combines that program with ORBIT, our youth center, and the UMO School. Guided by an UMO Team of artists, Create Your Story is an opportunity for teens to share their stories through crafted physical theater. Create Your Story’s 16-week session began late 2021 into early 2022. The class is offered free-of-charge through funding from UMO, the Open Space ORBIT All Ages Center, and the !Attention! Artists at Work program.

ORBIT Partners

ORBIT hosts events by island organizations like Journeymen, Sisterhood, Dove, Vashon Youth and Family Services, school clubs, and more. ORBIT partnered with Seattle’s LGBTQ center, Lambert House to host youth drop in nights and group discussions in 2020.

GET INVOLVED!

ORBIT’s mission is to empower young voices, and fulfilling that mission means providing opportunities for groups to create advocacy, education, fundraisers, workshops, and arts and music events for other organizations. Are you a part of a group that wants to host an all ages event? Get in touch!

Please read our Safer Space Agreement and Venue Policy

Contact Michelle Lassaline, ORBIT Program Coordinator at michelle@openspacevashon.com or send a DM to our Instagram @orbit_openspace.

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