Artstra thanks all who contributed to supporting the arts during the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington’s Give More 24! day of giving. It was gratifying to see so many local arts organizations supported by our community.

The arts have had to adjust and take new approaches to reaching out and to surviving during this stressful time. Just because we are staying home to be safe doesn’t mean we can’t have art in our lives. The support that was shown during Give More 24! will go a long way to preserve the arts organizations and individual artists that will be here when we can all return to listening live music, going to the theater, dance performances, or visiting artists’ studios as part of Clark County Open Studios.

And with the end of 2020 coming quickly, please keep the arts in mind when considering end-of-year charitable donations. There are so many ways to make sure art and culture thrives here in our community, and giving is one way to guarantee that when our isolation is over we can once again be in the audience, perform on the stage, and see art being made.