Día de Muertos

2022-10-06T12:32:06-07:00October 6th, 2022|Arts advocacy, Community Involvement, Dance, Education, holiday, Music, Performing Arts|

Celebration of remembrance at Esther Short Park Vancouver Ballet Folklorico invites the community to celebrate and honor the memories of departed loved ones at Esther Short Park on Saturday, October 22 from 4-8 p.m. Born in a tradition that dates back centuries, Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is traditionally joyfully celebrated during the [...]

Sitka Art Invitational

2022-10-06T14:22:36-07:00October 6th, 2022|Arts advocacy, Community Involvement, Visual Art|

The 2022 Sitka Art Invitational takes place October 14-16, 2022 and will be at a new venue this year, Oregon Contemporary, a non-profit organization and exhibit space in North Portland's Kenton neighborhood. The Art Invitational Exhibition + Sale brings together 100 nature-inspired Northwest artists and showcases 300 pieces of art including sculpture, paintings, ceramics, fiber [...]

2nd year of Arts Alive! another success!

2022-10-06T14:36:15-07:00October 6th, 2022|Arts advocacy, Community Involvement, Dance, Literary Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Art|

Arts Alive! celebrated second year presenting local arts organizations Saturday, September 17 brought creative types from across Clark County together for the second annual Arts Alive! festival at the Public Service Plaza in downtown Vancouver. The event, produced through the collaboration of Artstra, the Clark County Arts Commission, the Columbia Arts Network, and the Southwest [...]

Arts Alive! Saturday 9/17

2022-09-15T14:20:41-07:00September 15th, 2022|Arts advocacy, Community Involvement, Dance, Literary Arts, Music, Performing Arts|

Whats happening in the arts this coming year? Find out about all the wonderful and inspiring arts events for 2022-23 at the second annual Arts Alive! arts info fair this Saturday, September 17, from noon to 4 at the Public Service Center Plaza on 1300 Franklin in downtown Vancouver. This year's performances will showcase the [...]

Invest in the arts on 9/23!

2021-08-21T18:36:03-07:00August 20th, 2021|Arts advocacy, Community Involvement|

Please consider donating to Artstra on southwest Washington's day of giving, Give More 24! on September 23, 2021. The mission of our all-volunteer organization is to elevate the arts, build greater arts awareness, reward creative excellence, and expand arts accessibility. Your generous donation will help fund Artstra's ongoing activities and programs: Clark County Open Studios [...]

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 [...]

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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