The Open Air Aerial Festival returns to Open Space for Arts & Community on August 7th

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, it’s an Aerialist!

The Open Air Aerial Festival returns to Open Space for Arts & Community on August 7th

OPEN SPACE FOR ARTS & COMMUNITY- Look to the skies on August 7th to see the magic and delight of aerial dance! Join Open Space for an afternoon of drama and delight at the annual Open Air Outdoor Aerial Festival for all ages. Open Space is proud to present the only aerial festival featuring internationally touring artists, local aerialists, and students from Vashon’s own UMO School of Physical Arts.

Choreographed aerial spectacles will enchant as you relax and bask in the sun or sit in the shade of the pine grove. Blue skies and natural wonder offer an idyllic setting to see our agile acrobats fly through the air. These impressive, ethereal acts are all the more magical in the sparkling sunlight of summer. It’s the perfect way to spend a summer day. Bring family, friends, a blanket and a picnic basket to share while you ooh and ahhh to choreographed aerial spectacles.

“We host countless events throughout the year, but there is something special about Open Air,” says producer Janet McAlpin. “It’s Open Space’s gift to the community. Admission is by donation, and our main goal is to bring our island community together in celebration of our fabulous artistic opportunities. After skipping last year’s Open Air festival, it’s an honor to have the opportunity to bring Vashon together with this event.”

Performers include:

Elizabeth Klob

Amy Funbuttons

Sarah Smith

Terry Crane & Acrobatic Conundrum

Lynelle Sjoberg

Martha Enson

Esther Edelman

Cherie Carson

Janet McAlpin

Danya Volkov

Thy Ali Babba

Cate Moon

the aerial students of UMO

The Open Air Aerial Festival begins on Saturday, August 7th at 4:00pm. Admission is by donation. Suggested donation of $15, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds! Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and the whole family. Please leave your pets at home. Walk-ups are welcome, but if you are plan to attend, please visit to RSVP.

Don’t miss this unique, magical event proudly offered by Open Space for the Vashon community.

Photo by Michelle Bates


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