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 [...]

The Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra at Providence Academy Ballroom

2022-10-06T14:31:15-07:00October 6th, 2022|Education, Music, Performing Arts|

The Vancouver-based Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra has teamed up with the Historic Trust to bring hot jazz of the 1920s and sweet dance music of the 1930s to music lovers and dancers as part of the Vancouver's Downtown Association's First Friday Art Walk. Under the leadership of master showman Sammuel Murry-Hawkins, the ensemble transports [...]

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 [...]

Arts workshop spotlight

2020-05-14T17:41:48-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Education, Music, Professional Development|

Polish your pipes: springtime means sing time! Step out of your comfort zone, get ready to have fun, and tap the opportunity to sing with professional jazz singer Mitzi Zilka at her Jazz Singers Workshop happening at Clark College 10 consecutive Saturdays April 13 to June 15 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The program [...]

Call for student poets!

2020-05-14T17:41:37-07:00February 27th, 2019|Education, Literary Arts|

Submissions are now being accepted for Poetry Moves Season 8, open to student poems to be showcased on C-Tran buses beginning July 2019. Entries must be from K-12 students living in Clark County and/or currently enrolled in a public, private, or home school in Clark County. A maximum of two poems may be submitted, each [...]

A virtual, pop-up art center

2020-05-14T17:43:16-07:00September 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 [...]

Making a mark in the arts: Jan Asai

2020-05-14T17:44:15-07:00January 31st, 2018|Community Involvement, Dance, Education|

Jan Asai, 67 is best known as co-founder of Columbia Dance located at 1700 Broadway Street in downtown Vancouver. The thriving nonprofit, now a proud member of Regional Dance America was started in 1989 with jazz instructor and choreographer Wendy de la Harpe. The collaborative effort reflects both de la Harpe's and Asai's passion for [...]

Old car gets new skin

2020-05-14T17:52:57-07:00June 12th, 2014|Community Involvement, Education, Visual Art|

Introducing the Art Car! The Art Car is an old Saab that just received a new paint job thanks to a talented group of students from Columbia River High School. Arts of Clark County Board members Scott Collard and Maureen Andrade worked with local educators and businesses to create the project. The students planned the [...]

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