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 [...]

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 [...]

Salvador Brotons honored

2020-11-11T12:19:45-08:00September 21st, 2020|Music|

Congratulations to Maestro Salvador Brotons, Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Brotons received Clark County Arts Commission's Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020 in an announcement on Sunday September 20 at VSO's Gala 2020 celebrating Maestro Brotons' 30 years leading the Orchestra. At the virtual event, a statement read in part, "Maestro Salvador Brotons has [...]

ERASING BOUNDARIES: Musica Lanterna to light new perceptions of how classical music is viewed

2019-09-04T20:18:04-07:00September 3rd, 2019|Music, Performing Arts|

Two local professional concert pianists in collaboration with other art organizations in Vancouver are launching Musica Lanterna in October, a Classical Concert Series Project, to challenge the perception of how classical music is viewed by taking it out of the concert hall and into the community. "Our vision embodies and transcends the listening experience," said [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]