Artists eager to connect with community

2021-10-11T16:57:12-07:00October 7th, 2021|Ceramics, Community Involvement, Public Art, Sculpture, Visual Art|

After a one-year pause, the popular self-guided tour of artists’ studios returns the first weekend in November. In its eighth year, Clark County Open Studios Tour celebrates the creativity of local artists and artisans as they open their doors to the public. Art lovers, treasure seekers, holiday shoppers, and the art-curious will get a rare [...]

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 [...]

Arts Alive! info fair set for September 18

2021-09-11T12:07:58-07:00August 3rd, 2021|Community Involvement, Dance, Economic Development, Literary Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Art|

By tradition when fall arrives, the arts come alive with announcements of upcoming performances, exhibitions, workshops, and classes for the year ahead. And as local arts organizations see it, this year should be no different. They’ll adjust for whatever the pandemic throws their way. The show must go on. The arts took a hit this [...]

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

2021-08-22T14:24:03-07:00July 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 [...]

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