Building an art center that works

2018-02-05T11:15:38+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Community Involvement, Dance, Economic Development, Literary Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Art|

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 [...]

Other cities our size are building arts centers

2017-05-02T21:10:06+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Community Involvement, Dance, Economic Development, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Art|

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, [...]

Plugging into Olympia

2018-01-29T19:05:15+00:00 March 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 [...]

Poetry Moves launch party set for January 15

2016-12-04T23:55:22+00:00 December 4th, 2016|Community Involvement, Literary Arts, Public Art|

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 [...]

Imagine…

2016-09-08T02:38:05+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Community Involvement, Economic Development|

Art as a vital foundation to build an economically thriving city filled with soul-enriching nourishment, enhanced livability, and connected communities Creative energy lives in all of us. It's up to us to decide to let its power fuel our inspiration, transform our moments, and spark the courage to share its gifts with others. It is [...]

Help support the arts in our community!

2016-08-18T14:55:07+00:00 August 18th, 2016|Community Involvement, Philanthropy|

Arts of Clark County, an all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to boosting the arts in our region, has joined Give More 24! -- a fundraising campaign created by the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington. We hope you've noticed the good works we do, like organizing the annual Clark County Open Studios tour and working with our Poet Laureate to [...]

Art angels needed

2018-03-28T18:22:42+00:00 July 1st, 2016|Community Involvement, Philanthropy|

Former public radio producer, Vancouver resident, and history buff Todd Bachmann is working to create a two-night intimate summer concert at Angst Gallery that highlights artist Bobby Gibson, one of Vancouver's more famous country and western musicians. The purpose for the project is to revive a connection to Vancouver's rich country and western cultural history. [...]

Art sparks creative play for homeless children

2018-03-28T18:35:56+00:00 April 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, [...]