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 […]

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 […]

Clark County Open Studios Tour enhances artistic growth and creates connections

May 6th, 2016|

— Jackie Genis

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 […]

Donated art supplies spark creative play for homeless children

April 1st, 2016|

— Jackie Genis

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 […]

The Visitor ‘interacts’ successfully with the community stirring artful conversations

February 14th, 2016|

— Jackie Genis

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 […]

3rd Clark County Open Studios set for November 14–15

October 18th, 2015|

Arts of Clark County is presenting its 3rd annual Open Studios tour this fall. Artists and artisans throughout the county will open their doors to the public Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15, from 10am to 5pm. Clark County Open Studios is a free, self-guided tour where local artists share how, why and where their […]

Library adds “Art & Talk” program

February 21st, 2015|

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 […]

2014 Open Studios

September 2nd, 2014|

Mark your calendars for Clark County’s 2nd Annual Open Studios Tour, coming this fall, Nov. 8th & 9th. We are excited to have 27 returning studios and 23 new artists! www.ccopenstudios.org

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Old car gets new skin

June 12th, 2014|

Introducing the Art Car! The Art Car is an old Saab that just received a new paint job thanks to a talented group of students from Columbia River High School. Arts of Clark County Board members Scott Collard and Maureen Andrade worked with local educators and businesses to create the project. The students planned the […]

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