Art can bring us together

2019-07-01T08:57:37-07:00July 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 [...]

Art on the inside

2019-04-30T17:08:58-07:00April 30th, 2019|Community Involvement, Visual Art|

Artstra takes "Creative Relief" to Larch Corrections Center. Last year when board member Karin Chase took on Artstra’s “Creative Relief Clark County” program, she could not have anticipated where her passion to help others through art would take her. Creative Relief began in 2012 as a way to provide donated arts supplies during the cold [...]

Poetry Moves celebrates its fourth year of delighting, inspiring bus riders

2019-04-02T17:31:56-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Community Involvement, Dance, Literary Arts, Music|

In its fourth year of bringing moments of joy, inspiration, or reflection to thousands of bus riders, C-Tran and Artstra invite the public to join in a celebration of poetry during National Poetry Month. Artstra's Poetry Moves program displays poems from local and regional poets in every C-Tran bus, refreshed with new poems every six-months. [...]

Gwendolyn Morgan’s vision as Clark County’s newest Poet Laureate is to continue to lift up unheard voices

2019-04-03T20:20:17-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Community Involvement, Literary Arts|

In artist and poet talks, Gwendolyn Morgan, Clark County's newest Poet Laureate (2018-2020) often invites each person to consider: How are you sharing your gifts in the world? After the "passing of the pen" from Clark County's Inaugural Poet Laureate Christopher Luna (2013-2017) to Morgan last fall at a public celebration, the poet and visual [...]

Calling all poets!

2019-01-16T12:14:39-07:00October 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

2018-09-04T11:41:31-07:00September 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 [...]