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Our Response to COVID-19

Post from Thursday, April 9, 2020

Dear Fellow Partners of the Arts,

As the world comes together to face the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to reach out and let each of our supporters know how Southwest Washington Center for the Arts is responding to these challenging times. Every decision we make is guided by our long-standing commitment to enrich and inspire our community through the arts. To learn more about our mission, visit our website.


In times like these it is more important than ever to acknowledge the critical impact the arts have on our lives. That’s why over the next months, we will be sharing tools and resources that will enable you to digitally and virtually enjoy arts experiences while sheltering at home. Our new weekly newsletter will include activities, performances, inspiring words, podcasts, guides for everyday wellness, and other free arts resources that are accessible online.


We are committed to thinking long-term about our mission, despite the short-term uncertainty. Our vital arts community is not going away. That’s why we plan to help our creative community thrive by highlighting opportunities promoting our local artists and arts organizations. Know of an arts-related opportunity from our local community? Submit the details at to get it featured in an upcoming newsletter!

There is no doubt, we are all in this together. In the coming weeks, we will continue to be a source of hope, inspiration, and moral support. Stay well friends… and remember to wash your hands!


The SWCA Team

And now for this week’s top picks…

ARTS | Virtual Gallery Tours

Last Friday Vancouver celebrated its first VIRTUAL First Friday Art Walk! Visit your local galleries online and be sure to like, share, and comment!

Virtual First Friday Listings

MUSIC | Encore: On A Lighter Note

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra looks back on past performances through special interviews and never-before-released recordings. Visit their website to listen to Episode 1 in the Encore Podcast Series.

Listen to the Podcast

THEATRE | Journey Theater Online

Spring classes at Journey are moving online! Virtual classes will be a combination of live stream, pre-recorded lessons, and individual or small group instruction. Classes begin April 6th.

Register for a Class

DANCE | Remote Dancing Classes

Groove Nation is holding virtual online classes via live stream and video recordings. Classes are open to both new and returning students.

Enroll for a Virtual Dance Class

CINEMA | Virtual Screening At Kiggins

Support your local theater by bringing the theatrical experience home! Choose from a variety of fantastic independent films from their online virtual screening room.

What’s Now Playing

HEALTH & WELLNESS | Free Yoga Online

CorePower Yoga has opened its complete on-demand library to all, for free. Choose workouts to forearm flow to chest-opening sequences, or dip into a short meditation.

Access Yoga Collection

LOCAL BUSINESS | Eating Local During Covid-19

Miss dining out? Visit Vancouver USA has posted a running list of restaurants open for takeout and delivery. Support small business by eating local!

Takeout & Delivery Listings

CULINARY ARTS | Cooking At Home

Looking for ways to spice up your home meals? Try out this collection of 30 recipes for lunch at home, courtesy of the New York Times. Want to have your own recipe featured? Email us!

30 Recipes for Lunch at Home

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