Planning underway for second Arts and Culture Summit

2017-04-14T23:51:12-07:00April 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 [...]

Plugging into Olympia

2018-01-29T19:05:15-07:00March 1st, 2017|Community Involvement, Economic Development, Performing Arts, Visual Art|

In last month’s issue of ARTS brief, we talked about a tremendous opportunity we have in Vancouver to build our arts infrastructure, meeting real needs, fueling our economy and bolstering our community’s identity. The key is connecting the right people and resources to make something happen. We took a small step in that direction February [...]

2016 Grants awarded

2016-10-07T08:04:14-07:00October 7th, 2016|Philanthropy, Professional Development, Visual Art|

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 [...]

Open Studios Tour enhances artistic growth

2018-03-28T18:26:41-07:00May 6th, 2016|Visual Art|

When are you going to start experimenting? This is the loving question artist Janet Ellis' husband asked her when she was nearly 70 years old (still looking like a youthful 50 something) about not playing it safe with her fused glass art. "It was like a wakeup call," says Ellis, "I mean how long will [...]

Art sparks creative play for homeless children

2018-03-28T18:35:56-07:00April 1st, 2016|Community Involvement, Visual Art|

A homeless woman fell asleep over her food at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, one of Vancouver's Winter Hospitality Overflow shelters, while her young child sat engaged at a craft table sampling the magic of creative play. Other children would hungrily tap their inspirations using a variety of donated arts supplies while still more mothers, families, [...]

“The Visitor” stirs artful conversations

2018-03-28T18:39:07-07:00February 14th, 2016|Public Art, Sculpture, Visual Art|

The shower is where Seattle metal artist Matthew Dockrey was when inspiration struck to masterpiece the large steel tentacle bursting through a manhole in Uptown Village on the corner of West 23rd and Main Street. "I had been thinking about designs for the application," said Dockrey, after successfully applying and then capturing Arts of Clark [...]

Library adds “Art & Talk” program

2015-03-24T01:10:05-07:00February 21st, 2015|Community Involvement, Visual Art|

Three Creeks Community Library in Vancouver is hosting a bi-monthly series of art exhibitions and talks to be scheduled through the remainder of 2015. This program provides opportunities for local artists to work with the library to display their artwork. It also gives artists the chance to speak about their art process, inspirations, influences, and [...]