VALA [Venues for Artists in the Local Area, Eastside] is a 501c3 non-profit arts organization committed to connecting artists to artists, artists to the community, and the community to art. The VALA Art Center, located at 7525 166th Avenue NE in Redmond Town Center, is the hub of VALA’s art programs, including artist residencies, studio artists, art installations by local artists, public community events, and educational programs for all ages.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
VALA is seeking volunteers to act as Art Center Stewards. Stewards are the life blood of VALA. We can’t open our doors without you! As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to use your skills, connect with artists and the public while helping operate this very special community-based public art venue in Redmond. You don’t have to be an artist. We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about art, enjoy interacting with the public and are committed to raising awareness about art in our community. This is an ongoing position requiring a commitment of about 6 hours per month and includes opportunities to display your art.
- Opening and closing the center
- Greeting guests as they arrive
- Distributing information about VALA and our programming
- Familiarizing yourself with the artwork on display and directing visitors to artist contact information
- Other opportunities as they arise
The Center is open Friday through Sunday, noon to six, as well as other times for special events such as receptions, openings, workshops, etc. If these hours work for you, please fill out the form below.
SPECIAL PROJECTS VOLUNTEERS
This is a fun, easy way to show you care. We need help on an occasional basis throughout the year from working with the public at festivals, art openings, workshops and other events, to the essential tasks of installing and deinstalling exhibits, cleaning, painting and organizing. We put out the call and you join the party!
NOTE: Since volunteers are sometimes alone in the Center and sometimes work with children, we require a clean background check.