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Armin Tolentino, Poet Laureate

2021-04-05T09:17:07-07:00April 5th, 2021|Literary Arts|

Vancouver poet Armin Tolentino has been selected as Clark County Poet Laureate, 2021-2023. Armin is the author of the poetry collection We Meant to Bring It Home Alive (Alternating Current Press). He earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers Newark and his work has been published in numerous literary journals including Common Knowledge, Arsenic [...]

Help shape a future arts center

2020-11-12T08:59:03-08:00November 12th, 2020|Arts advocacy, Community Involvement|

The City of Vancouver and Historic Trust, with support from Artstra, are working on a concept to repurpose the Vancouver police headquarters building (located at 605 E. Evergreen Blvd.) into the Arts Headquarters, a community arts center that could potentially offer studio space, classrooms, a gallery, and makerspaces. If you are an artist, maker, or [...]

Poetry Moves Invitational

2020-11-11T12:29:06-08:00November 11th, 2020|Literary Arts|

Poetry Moves Season 10 poems are now on C-Tran buses. This latest group of poems highlights the diversity of voices among ten local area poets invited by Artstra to offer short poems to share with the riding public. Poetry Moves is an Artstra program developed in partnership with C-Tran. Season 10 poets are Tiel Aisha [...]

Shop art for the holidays

2020-11-11T12:23:58-08:00November 11th, 2020|Arts advocacy|

We are coming up on what should have been Open Studios weekend and many will miss that special opportunity to connect with artists. To say this year has been challenging is an understatement. Many local businesses and artists continue to struggle. Although our annual Open Studios Tour is cancelled this year, we can still enjoy [...]

Many thanks to our supporters

2020-11-11T12:13:55-08:00October 30th, 2020|Arts advocacy|

Artstra thanks all who contributed to supporting the arts during the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington's Give More 24! day of giving. It was gratifying to see so many local arts organizations supported by our community. The arts have had to adjust and take new approaches to reaching out and to surviving during this stressful [...]

Salvador Brotons honored

2020-11-11T12:19:45-08:00September 21st, 2020|Music|

Congratulations to Maestro Salvador Brotons, Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Brotons received Clark County Arts Commission's Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020 in an announcement on Sunday September 20 at VSO's Gala 2020 celebrating Maestro Brotons' 30 years leading the Orchestra. At the virtual event, a statement read in part, "Maestro Salvador Brotons has [...]

Open Studios Tour highlights an evolving community of artists

2019-10-29T09:27:08-07:00October 28th, 2019|Ceramics, Community Involvement, Education, Sculpture, Visual Art|

The weekend of November 2-3, 50 local artists will open their doors to the public as part of a free, self-guided tour of artists’ studios in Clark County. Artists will share how, why, and where their art is created. The tour provides a rare opportunity for the public to visit artists and artisans in their [...]

ERASING BOUNDARIES: Musica Lanterna to light new perceptions of how classical music is viewed

2019-09-04T20:18:04-07:00September 3rd, 2019|Music, Performing Arts|

Two local professional concert pianists in collaboration with other art organizations in Vancouver are launching Musica Lanterna in October, a Classical Concert Series Project, to challenge the perception of how classical music is viewed by taking it out of the concert hall and into the community. "Our vision embodies and transcends the listening experience," said [...]

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