VALA, Venues for Artists in the Local Area, Eastside, is a 501c3,non-profit arts organization based in Redmond, WA, committed to connecting artists to artists, artists to the community, and the community to art.
A thriving art venue enabling the showcasing of artwork for artists on the Eastside community of Seattle, Washington, as well as invigorating the cultural scene of this community.
Connecting artists to artists, artists to the community, and the community to art.
Brief history of VALA
VALA [Venues for Artists in the Local Area], is a 501c3, non-profit arts organization founded in 2010 by Jessica Kravitz and John Lambert based in Redmond, Washington. VALA’s mission to connect artists to artists, artists to the community, and the community to art is achieved by featuring local artists who are particularly interested in connecting to the community in meaningful ways. VALA connects artists to artists through the VALA Artist to Artist Series which spotlights featured artists to discuss their inspiration and process with other artists and is open to the local community. VALA further connects the community to artists by facilitating events and programs like the VALA Artist Studio that invites community members to create art alongside featured artists. VALA creates partnerships with local businesses and organizations to create non-traditional venues for artists. All VALA events and programs are free to the public.
Redmond Town Center’s partnership and generous in-kind donation of space enables VALA to have a home within the Redmond community.
VALA Sponsored Venues
Through creative partnerships with local businesses, VALA is able to create venues for local artists to present their work and connect with each other and the public. Our venues are a key part of VALA’s mission to “connect artists to artists, artists to the community, and the community to art.”
VALA Art Center
7525 166th Ave NE, Redmond, WA in Redmond Town Center
Focusing on the mission of VALA to “Connect Artists to Artists, Artists to the Community and the Community to Art”, the VALA Art Center is a space for visual artists and the community to tap into their creative side and enjoy the visual arts. The Art Center features artist residencies, artwork installations, public events, educational programs, and many opportunities for local artists and the community to connect and grow within a space dedicated to art.
The VALA Art Center is realized through a creative partnership with Redmond Town Center. “We’ve been fortunate to be able to partner on smaller projects with Redmond Town Center and are thrilled to take that idea to the next level by creating the VALA Art Center,” says Jessica Lambert, VALA Co-founder.
VALA Artists in Workspring
VALA is proud to have a partnership with the Seattle Marriott Redmond, located in Redmond Town Center, producing installations of artwork by local artists in their Workspring facility.
Our 501(c)3 Tax ID Number: 27-3754517