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We are now Artstra

As we look ahead to a bright future for the arts, the nonprofit Arts of Clark County, formed nearly a decade ago, has changed its name to Artstra. The name change, effective Feb. 1, “more [...]

Highlights from the Cultural Congress and Confab

The Cultural Congress and Confab, a 3-day conference hosted by Washington State Art Alliance with support from the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) brought together art educators, advocates, students, non- and for profit art groups [...]

Clark County Open Studios is a free self-guided tour of artist studios held each year in the month of November. Visit site >

Poetry Moves shares poetry on bus channel cards in all C-TRAN buses. Installed on buses every six months are ten new poems by local poets or students involved in the Poets in the Schools program. Visit site >

SUBSCRIBE to ARTS brief, the monthly newsletter of Artstra. Read the current ARTS brief. Click a date to read a prior issue:

About us

Artstra (formerly Arts of Clark County) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization advocating for the arts in Clark County and southwest Washington.

Art nourishes our souls, connects our community, and transforms the world.

Our vision is of a vibrant arts economy in our region, north of the Columbia River, with public/private investments and facilities that sustain artists and enrich community.

Our mission is to elevate the arts, build greater arts awareness, reward creative excellence, and expand arts accessibility.

Board of directors

Chair Karen Madsen
Vice-ChairSharon Svec
SecretaryJean LaCrosse
Treasurer Annie Davern

Steven Baer
Karin Chase
Jackie Genis
Kitty Hibbs
Pat LaCroix
Jennifer Williams
LaRae Zawodny

Board of Directors meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Columbia Bank Community Room, 101 E 6th St., Vancouver, WA 98660. If you are interested in attending, please contact Karen Madsen.