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Preview Party Celebrates VAA Art Auction

Troubadour, mosaic guitar by Elaine Summers

VAA pays homage to Hollywood for this year’s art auction when over 130 pieces of art star in the 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2, free blockbuster preview party. Nosh on marvelous morsels in a Taste of Vashon, rub elbows with famous Island artists and view all the art in the Island’s biggest annual gallery opening.

VAA is pleased to announce Art Auction 2011 Commissioned Artists: Gretchen Hancock, Art Hansen, Odin Lonning, Gus Schairer, Nancy Sipple and Elaine Summers.

Art Auction, slated for 5:30 p.m., Sept. 23 and 24, will feature a Some Like it Hot buffet on Friday night directed by Tom French, of the Experience Food Project, Vashon High School Culinary Arts Program. Saturday night The Hardware Store Restaurant will cater A Dinner to Remember, inspired by Hollywood’s Golden Age. The evening will also include a selection of fine wines from Premier Northwest Wineries and pink champagne.

Steffon and Arlette Moody will head up entertainment both evenings and rumor has it, guests may meet up with Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball or Clark Gable.

VAA Art Auction is the premier Island fundraising event and money raised directly impacts arts programming VAA provides Island residents and the income producing opportunities it provides Island artists. This event raises money to provide scholarships, artist commissions, instructor fees and operational support for the education and development of artists of all ages.

Auction is generously sponsored this year by John L. Scott, Sellen, Puget Sound Energy, LMN, Sparling, Vashon Thriftway and Trigg Insurance.

For more info and Auction tickets, please call 463-5131 or go to Friday night tickets also available at