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.
ART MONDAYS 3-6pm @ ORBIT
Come hang out and learn new forms of art every Monday from 3-6pm starting on January 30th, 2023. Each month will have a theme like beads, fiber, paper, and clay, and every week we will offer a new craft to learn like knotted bracelets, origami, collage, zines, mask-making, and more.
Open to middle and high school age youth of all backgrounds and identities. Art supplies and snacks are provided. Free!
LGBTQIA+ THURSDAY NIGHTS @ ORBIT!
Drop-in hours every Thursday from 4:30-6:30pm for LGBTQIA+ youth are open for middle & high school ages! Make art, eat snacks, build community. Follow on instagram @orbit_openspace for updates.
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.
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!
Contact Michelle Lassaline, ORBIT Program Coordinator at email@example.com or send a DM to our Instagram @orbit_openspace.
LGBTQ+ Winter Social – Wednesday, December 7 4-7pm @ Orbit!
Attention all LGBTQ+ and Allied middle and high schoolers! On Wednesday, December 7 from 4-7pm, youth can drop-into Orbit Youth Space for a celebration with art, games, karaoke, photo booth, dancing, hot chocolate, and more.
Led and organized by McMurray’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA), this event is also sponsored by the Vashon DOVE Project, Orbit at Open Space for Arts & Community, and Vashon Youth and Family Services.
Poetry Night at ORBIT! Thursday, December 1st, 4:30-6:30pm
Express yourself, share poems, learn new techniques, eat snacks, build community. We will be joined by poet Asha Berkes! All ages are welcome. Free food, writing, supplies, and conversations. Lyricists welcome!
Rocky Horror Picture Show
November 10th, 4-7pm
Dressing Up Encouraged
Trivia after the show with a prize!
Open Space for Arts & Community, 18870 103rd Ave SW, Vashon, WA 98070
Mini Renaissance Faire
ORBIT presents…Mini Renaissance Faire for ages 11-18, hosted by ORBIT’s LQBTQIA+ group.
Costumes suggested, Free admission & snacks
- Fairy House Tour
- Tarot Readings
- Tea time (&coffee)
- Face painting
- Photo Booth
- Write your own message in a bottle
- Best costume prize
Thursday, September 15th, 4-7pm
Open Space for Arts & Community
LGBTQIA+ Movie Night!
Thursday, June 30th 4:30-6:30pm
LGBTQIA+ high school aged youth are invited to come to ORBIT for a costume party and movie night. Come watch the 2020 musical “The Prom,” and celebrate the last day of Pride month! Snacks provided! Free Event!
*Dress up in your favorite prom wear…best costume wins a gift certificate to Island Queen!*
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.