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, [...]

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 [...]

Open Studios Tour highlights an evolving community of artists

2019-10-29T09:27:08-07:00October 28th, 2019|Ceramics, Community Involvement, Education, Sculpture, Visual Art|

The weekend of November 2-3, 50 local artists will open their doors to the public as part of a free, self-guided tour of artists’ studios in Clark County. Artists will share how, why, and where their art is created. The tour provides a rare opportunity for the public to visit artists and artisans in their [...]

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 [...]

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