Mark your calendar for Arts Alive!

2021-08-03T12:52:20-07:00August 3rd, 2021|Arts advocacy, Community Involvement, Dance, Economic Development, Literary Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Art|

Be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, September 18, noon to 4 p.m. The first ever Arts Alive! event will be held at the Public Service Center Plaza in downtown Vancouver. The afternoon will include live performances from Columba Dance, Journey Theater, Magenta Theater, Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra, Traveling Day Society, Vancouver Ballet [...]

Espacio de Arte en el Parque

2021-07-17T11:17:02-07:00May 7th, 2021|Community Involvement, Visual Art|

Vancouver Ballet Folklorico (VBF), Fourth Plain Forward, and Artstra have collaborated to launch a new program, Espacio de Arte en el Parque, spearheaded by Anna Cruz, Artstra board member and founder of VBF. The program is also a natural extension of Artstra's Creative Relief Clark County. Cruz's idea was inspired by fond memories of her [...]

Open Studios artists selected

2021-07-01T12:34:45-07:00July 1st, 2021|Ceramics, Community Involvement, Sculpture, Visual Art|

Jurors Steven L. Grafe, Leith Gaines, and Judith Schlicting have selected the following artists for participation in this fall's Clark County Open Studios Tour: Stefanie Adams, Sharon Agnor, Michelle Allen, Christian Barrios, Robert Bickel, Stephanie Burton, Anne Cavanaugh, Kathleen Cosgrove, Robin Damore, India de Landa, Erin Dengerink, James DeRosso, Kathleen Duncan, Adrienne Eliades, Ann Fleming, [...]

Open Studios Tour highlights an evolving community of artists

2019-10-29T09:27:08-07:00October 28th, 2019|Ceramics, Community Involvement, Education, Sculpture, Visual Art|

The weekend of November 2-3, 50 local artists will open their doors to the public as part of a free, self-guided tour of artists’ studios in Clark County. Artists will share how, why, and where their art is created. The tour provides a rare opportunity for the public to visit artists and artisans in their [...]

Art on the inside

2020-05-14T17:40:39-07:00April 30th, 2019|Community Involvement, Visual Art|

Artstra takes "Creative Relief" to Larch Corrections Center. Last year when board member Karin Chase took on Artstra’s “Creative Relief Clark County” program, she could not have anticipated where her passion to help others through art would take her. Creative Relief began in 2012 as a way to provide donated arts supplies during the cold [...]

A virtual, pop-up art center

2020-05-14T17:43:16-07:00September 4th, 2018|Community Involvement, Dance, Education, Visual Art|

Early in August we partnered with The Historic Trust by providing Make Art! workshops for the Trust's innovative "Common Ground" week of history, art, music, dance, and literary events. Billed as a "gathering for curious people," Common Ground was the perfect opportunity to invite the community to join in art workshops involving a variety of [...]

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