Laurel Whitehurst passed away on November 8, 2022. This was sad news for the arts and for the community as a whole. Laurel was the true founder of the Clark County Arts Commission as well as Arts of Clark County (now Artstra) in 2010. She was a strong believer that art can change the world [...]
A special thanks to all the Clark County Open Studios artists for opening their doors, sharing their creative process, and spreading inspiration. Open Studios 2022 was a wonderful weekend reconnecting with our art community. Thank you to all our visitors that ventured out and explored Clark County for the love of art! Also, thank you [...]
A very special thank you to everyone for making a contribution to Artstra on September 22 - Give More 24!, Southwest Washington's day of giving! Your support enriches the cultural community of Clark County, and every donation, large or small, makes a difference. Thank you!
Arts of Clark County annual grants totaling $2,500 were recently awarded to support three individual artists and two nonprofits with projects that will have a positive impact on the Clark County arts community. Mixing it up – power of networking Artist Erika Bartlett received a grant award for her work with Arts & Biz Quarterly [...]
Arts of Clark County, an all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to boosting the arts in our region, has joined Give More 24! -- a fundraising campaign created by the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington. We hope you've noticed the good works we do, like organizing the annual Clark County Open Studios tour and working with our Poet Laureate to [...]
Former public radio producer, Vancouver resident, and history buff Todd Bachmann is working to create a two-night intimate summer concert at Angst Gallery that highlights artist Bobby Gibson, one of Vancouver's more famous country and western musicians. The purpose for the project is to revive a connection to Vancouver's rich country and western cultural history. [...]
In November of 2012, PeaceHealth Hospital Foundation contacted artist Anne John, and subsequently Arts of Clark County to work on their 2013 fundraiser dedicated to building a new heart and vascular surgery facility. Anne identified artists to apply their art to thirty fiberglass hearts. AoCC worked with Vancouver Organization for Contemporary Art (VOCA) to identify [...]