A Celebration of Poetry 2024

2024-03-27T13:33:56-07:00March 27th, 2024|Community Involvement, Literary Arts|

On March 10 2024, ‘Poetry Moves,’ created by nonprofit Artstra in partnership with C-Tran honored poets who have engaged, delighted, and inspired riders with poems on buses since 2016. This celebration of poetry took place at Magenta Theater in downtown Vancouver, Washington. Washington State Poet Laureate Arianne True was guest of honor and former Clark [...]

A celebration of poetry set for January 8

2022-11-29T15:13:21-08:00November 29th, 2022|Arts advocacy, Community Involvement, Literary Arts|

'Poetry Moves,' created by nonprofit Artstra in partnership with C-Tran, will honor poets who have engaged, delighted, and inspired riders with poems on buses since 2016. This multifaceted celebration of poetry (a free public event) will take place Sunday, January 8, 2023, from 1–3 p.m. at Magenta Theater, 1108 Main St., in downtown Vancouver. Washington [...]

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 [...]

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