Art can bring us together

2019-09-01T12:48:52-07:00July 1st, 2019|Arts advocacy, Community Involvement|

Like nothing else, art can reach across boundaries that divide us. Art, inherently, is an experience that is bigger than all the clutter and noise in our lives. Art doesn't actually need to have "meaning," narrative, message, or an agenda. In fact, some of the best art just asks us to "look at this" or [...]

Get to know the Artstra team

2019-03-08T14:58:48-08:00February 28th, 2019|Arts advocacy|

It takes a lot of passion, energy, and experience for a small, all-volunteer, nonprofit arts organization to get things done. And while we hope our work speaks for itself, we thought we'd share with you a little about our talented and expert team. Please have a look and feel free to contact us if you'd [...]

We are now Artstra

2019-01-29T20:29:39-08:00January 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

2019-01-16T12:12:20-08:00October 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 [...]

Common Ground promotes arts awareness

2019-01-16T12:16:42-08:00August 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, [...]

Arts Plan builds community support

2018-03-01T09:59:12-08:00February 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 [...]

Arts and Heritage Day 2018

2018-01-03T11:36:57-08:00January 3rd, 2018|Arts advocacy|

Let our voices be heard! On February 7 in Olympia, Arts and Heritage Day will bring together artists, arts, humanities and heritage leaders, cultural professionals from around Washington state. This event is sponsored by the Washington State Arts Alliance in cooperation with ArtsWA, the Washington Museum Association, Artist Trust, and Arts Ed Washington. This is [...]

Moving forward with your support

2018-01-29T19:05:15-08:00December 1st, 2017|Arts advocacy|

As the saying goes, life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. There are bumpy patches and hills to climb on the road to a more vibrant arts economy. But we'll get there if we can keep moving ahead. Following our vision This past year, Arts of [...]