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Mark your calendar for Arts Alive!

2021-08-03T14:16:05-07:00August 3rd, 2021|Arts advocacy, Community Involvement, Dance, Economic Development, Literary Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Art|

Be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, September 18, noon to 4 p.m. The first ever Arts Alive! event will be held at the Public Service Center Plaza in downtown Vancouver. The afternoon will include live performances from Columba Dance, Journey Theater, Magenta Theater, Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra, Traveling Day Society, Vancouver Ballet [...]

Espacio de Arte en el Parque

2021-07-17T11:17:02-07:00May 7th, 2021|Community Involvement, Visual Art|

Vancouver Ballet Folklorico (VBF), Fourth Plain Forward, and Artstra have collaborated to launch a new program, Espacio de Arte en el Parque, spearheaded by Anna Cruz, Artstra board member and founder of VBF. The program is also a natural extension of Artstra's Creative Relief Clark County. Cruz's idea was inspired by fond memories of her [...]

Open Studios artists selected

2021-07-01T12:34:45-07:00July 1st, 2021|Ceramics, Community Involvement, Sculpture, Visual Art|

Jurors Steven L. Grafe, Leith Gaines, and Judith Schlicting have selected the following artists for participation in this fall's Clark County Open Studios Tour: Stefanie Adams, Sharon Agnor, Michelle Allen, Christian Barrios, Robert Bickel, Stephanie Burton, Anne Cavanaugh, Kathleen Cosgrove, Robin Damore, India de Landa, Erin Dengerink, James DeRosso, Kathleen Duncan, Adrienne Eliades, Ann Fleming, [...]

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 [...]

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