Cam Suttles

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8 reasons to be optimistic

July 5th, 2017|

In trying to understand what’s possible, we at Arts of Clark County have been looking at what other cities have done, and we’ve met and talked with arts leaders there. We’ve revisited the past—the jumbled mix of fleeting efforts and false starts that has been our community’s history with the arts. And we’ve come away […]

Building an art center that works

May 30th, 2017|

Not an arts center—an art center. We need both in our community.

An economically viable visual art center that fulfills the need for exhibition space, studios, and classrooms has been a topic of conversation in Vancouver for decades. Past attempts and plans often patched a visual art component on to a performing arts facility. This can […]

Other cities our size are building arts centers

May 2nd, 2017|

Across the country, cities of Vancouver’s size (or much smaller), close to larger urban centers, are opening performing arts and visual arts centers.

Satellite cities like Lone Tree and Parker outside of Denver, now each have their own performing arts centers successfully cultivating audiences in their local communities. And rather than competing with existing venues, these […]

Open Studios Call for Artists

April 4th, 2017|

One outgrowth of the 2012 Arts and Culture Summit has been the very successful Clark County Open Studios tour. If you are a visual artist living in Clark County working in any medium, you are invited to apply to be a participating artist in the 5th annual Open Studios tour.

This is a juried art event […]

Planning underway for second Arts and Culture Summit

April 4th, 2017|

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

March 1st, 2017|

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 […]

Fort Vancouver: A potential catalyst for the arts?

February 3rd, 2017|

In the vast arts ecosystem that reaches across the river to Portland and beyond, Vancouver holds an untapped opportunity that could be a game-changer for our community and our economy.

The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site includes a “campus” of army barracks buildings in need of redevelopment by tenants willing to provide a public benefit aligned […]

Poetry Moves launch party set for January 15

December 4th, 2016|

In mid October, Printed Matter Vancouver publishers and Poetry Moves jurors Christopher Luna and Toni Partington announced winners for Season 3 of Poetry Moves. The program is sponsored by Printed Matter Vancouver, Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna, Arts of Clark County, and C-Tran. The new batch of poems will appear in all C-Tran buses […]

4th annual Open Studios!

November 4th, 2016|

November means Open Studios to us, and we are all about celebrating this wonderful program we created with you. We want you to get as excited as we are about the Open Studios tour happening Saturday, Nov. 12 and Sunday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s free self-guided tour includes 50 […]

2016 Grants awarded

October 7th, 2016|

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 mixers. These […]