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We are now Artstra

2019-01-29T20:29:39+00:00January 29th, 2019|Arts advocacy|

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 accurately reflects our independent spirit,” says Chair Karen Madsen. “We are not affiliated with any government entity, and yet we [...]

Highlights from the Cultural Congress and Confab

2019-01-16T12:12:20+00:00October 30th, 2018|Arts advocacy, Economic Development, Professional Development|

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 to address some of the most relevant issues affecting the arts in Washington state. This year's conference ran from October [...]

Calling all poets!

2019-01-16T12:14:39+00:00October 4th, 2018|Community Involvement, Literary Arts|

The power of words rolls on with Artstra's open call for poetry submissions for Season 7 of Poetry Moves. All levels are welcome to submit, including poets just getting started. Submit your work unfettered and with abandon! This is your chance to express how you feel, experience, and see the world in verse. It's your [...]

A virtual, pop-up art center

2018-09-04T11:41:31+00:00September 4th, 2018|Community Involvement, Dance, Education, Visual Art|

Early in August we partnered with The Historic Trust by providing Make Art! workshops for the Trust's innovative "Common Ground" week of history, art, music, dance, and literary events. Billed as a "gathering for curious people," Common Ground was the perfect opportunity to invite the community to join in art workshops involving a variety of [...]

Common Ground promotes arts awareness

2019-01-16T12:16:42+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Arts advocacy, Community Involvement|

Common Ground (August 6-11) is a six-day "gathering for curious people" created by The Historic Trust. Activities take place at the Marshall House, Howard House, Artillery Barracks, Red Cross Building, Providence Academy Ballroom and Chapel, and several outdoor locations. The schedule of events includes read alouds, history, literature displays, tapestry exhibitions, art workshops, opera, tours, [...]

Bus poems get a second life

2019-01-16T12:17:21+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

With our brand new Poetry Moves website up and running, poem cards are now available for online purchase as a fundraiser for the arts. Poets, friends and family of poets, and poetry fans everywhere can buy an authentic poem bus placard "retired" from service. These poems have already traveled an average of 20,000 miles onboard [...]

Arts Plan builds community support

2018-03-01T09:59:12+00:00February 27th, 2018|Arts advocacy, Economic Development|

More than 60 people gathered in the Aspen Room at City Hall on Sunday, Feb. 25, to review and provide feedback on Vancouver’s new Culture, Arts, and Heritage Plan, expected to be adopted by the City on April 16. Attendees included members of the arts community, arts organizations, and those who participated in Arts of [...]