Cam Suttles

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Arts and Heritage Day 2018

January 3rd, 2018|

Let our voices be heard!
On February 7 in Olympia, Arts and Heritage Day will bring together artists, arts, humanities and heritage leaders, cultural professionals from around Washington state. This event is sponsored by the Washington State Arts Alliance in cooperation with ArtsWA, the Washington Museum Association, Artist Trust, and Arts Ed Washington.

This is a great […]

Poetry Moves launches 5th season

January 3rd, 2018|

Please join Printed Matter Vancouver, Arts of Clark County, and C-TRAN in celebrating the launch of Season 5 of Poetry Moves. Selected poems now appear on overhead display cards inside every C-TRAN bus through June 2018. A reading and honoring of poets will be held Sunday, January 14, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Downtown […]

Moving forward with your support

December 1st, 2017|

As the saying goes, life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. There are bumpy patches and hills to climb on the road to a more vibrant arts economy. But we’ll get there if we can keep moving ahead.

Following our vision
This past year, Arts of Clark County […]

Open Studios to celebrate fifth anniversary

November 1st, 2017|

—Jackie Genis

19 new artists on the tour
Open to the public, this year’s fifth anniversary celebration tour brings new artists and plenty of fresh inspiration. The popular self-guided tour will launch during its annual preview exhibition and artists’ reception on Friday, Nov. 3, at the CAVE, the new contemporary art space located at 108 Evergreen Boulevard […]

Summit survey results

November 1st, 2017|

—Cam Suttles

Optimism with a realistic view of the work ahead

After the recent Arts and Culture Summit, we surveyed participants to learn a bit about what people think may be the path forward. The Summit’s theme was arts infrastructure north of the Columbia, with a focus on downtown Vancouver in particular because of its potential as […]

Arts commissioners seeks new county poet laureate

October 10th, 2017|

The Clark County Arts Commission is accepting applications for a resident who will serve as the next Clark County Poet Laureate. The commission is seeking an experienced poet to share his or her passion for the literary form with the community. This two-year position includes public speaking engagements, teaching, open mic readings and stewardship in […]

What we learned at the summit

October 5th, 2017|

—Cam Suttles

Last week’s Arts and Culture Summit was, in some ways, an indicator of our community’s readiness for investment in arts infrastructure. The big take-away for us is that we remain optimistic but have much work to do. It’s clear that for Vancouver and Clark County, there are both awesome opportunities and stubborn challenges.

At last […]

Summit to focus on “Creating space for the arts”

August 31st, 2017|

Registration is now open for Arts of Clark County’s second Arts and Culture summit to be held on Saturday, September 23, at the Artillery Barracks building at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Reserve. Those wishing to attend the all-day event may register for $35 per person.

Like the first summit, held in 2012, this will be […]

New gallery to stretch the imagination while creating a wow factor for the senses

August 31st, 2017|

— Jackie Genis

The finish line is in sight for the CAVE, an experimental contemporary art gallery scheduled to open in October in downtown Vancouver on 108 E. Evergreen.

This is no ordinary art gallery.

From the street, your eye first catches the charm of late 1930’s architecture. Once inside, the CAVE opens wide as if to embrace […]

Ingredients for a Certified Creative District

August 4th, 2017|

We were so delighted last week to have Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) Executive Director Karen Hanan stop by Vancouver for a visit. She had a whirlwind tour with local leaders, catching up on arts initiatives here and also sharing her vision for the certified creative district program now passed into law. (On May 8, […]