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 [...]

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 [...]

8 reasons to be optimistic

2020-05-14T17:45:42-07:00July 5th, 2017|Community Involvement, Economic Development, Performing Arts, Visual Art|

In trying to understand what’s possible, we at Arts of Clark County have been looking at what other cities have done, and we’ve met and talked with arts leaders there. We’ve revisited the past—the jumbled mix of fleeting efforts and false starts that has been our community’s history with the arts. And we’ve come away [...]

Building an art center that works

2020-05-14T17:45:53-07:00May 30th, 2017|Community Involvement, Dance, Economic Development, Literary Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Art|

Not an arts center—an art center. We need both in our community. An economically viable visual art center that fulfills the need for exhibition space, studios, and classrooms has been a topic of conversation in Vancouver for decades. Past attempts and plans often patched a visual art component on to a performing arts facility. This [...]

Other cities our size are building arts centers

2020-05-14T17:46:39-07:00May 2nd, 2017|Community Involvement, Dance, Economic Development, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Art|

Across the country, cities of Vancouver's size (or much smaller), close to larger urban centers, are opening performing arts and visual arts centers. Satellite cities like Lone Tree and Parker outside of Denver, now each have their own performing arts centers successfully cultivating audiences in their local communities. And rather than competing with existing venues, [...]

Planning underway for second Arts and Culture Summit

2020-05-14T17:47:04-07:00April 4th, 2017|Economic Development, Performing Arts, Visual Art|

In March 2012, we held the first Clark County Arts and Culture Summit, a gathering of arts organizations, business leaders, local representatives, and individuals wanting to see a greater focus on the arts in our community. Now, five years later, we are planning our second summit on September 23 in the Artillery Building at the [...]