2nd year of Arts Alive! another success!

2022-10-06T14:36:15-07:00October 6th, 2022|Arts advocacy, Community Involvement, Dance, Literary Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Art|

Arts Alive! celebrated second year presenting local arts organizations Saturday, September 17 brought creative types from across Clark County together for the second annual Arts Alive! festival at the Public Service Plaza in downtown Vancouver. The event, produced through the collaboration of Artstra, the Clark County Arts Commission, the Columbia Arts Network, and the Southwest [...]

Arts Alive! Saturday 9/17

2022-09-15T14:20:41-07:00September 15th, 2022|Arts advocacy, Community Involvement, Dance, Literary Arts, Music, Performing Arts|

Whats happening in the arts this coming year? Find out about all the wonderful and inspiring arts events for 2022-23 at the second annual Arts Alive! arts info fair this Saturday, September 17, from noon to 4 at the Public Service Center Plaza on 1300 Franklin in downtown Vancouver. This year's performances will showcase the [...]

Armin Tolentino, Poet Laureate

2021-04-05T09:17:07-07:00April 5th, 2021|Literary Arts|

Vancouver poet Armin Tolentino has been selected as Clark County Poet Laureate, 2021-2023. Armin is the author of the poetry collection We Meant to Bring It Home Alive (Alternating Current Press). He earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers Newark and his work has been published in numerous literary journals including Common Knowledge, Arsenic [...]

Poetry Moves Invitational

2020-11-11T12:29:06-08:00November 11th, 2020|Literary Arts|

Poetry Moves Season 10 poems are now on C-Tran buses. This latest group of poems highlights the diversity of voices among ten local area poets invited by Artstra to offer short poems to share with the riding public. Poetry Moves is an Artstra program developed in partnership with C-Tran. Season 10 poets are Tiel Aisha [...]

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

2020-05-14T17:41:03-07:00April 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

2020-05-14T17:41:22-07:00April 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 [...]

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 [...]

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