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Voices of the Community

Friends and Artists,

We’ve shared our commitment to building community through the arts, but we can’t do it without you! We’re opening the floor to start a dialogue on how our community can answer Vancouver’s call for culture. With your voice, we can build towards a thriving arts scene and a vibrant destination downtown.

Today we invite you to join the conversation:“Why are the arts vital to our community? How have the arts enriched your own experience?” We ask that participants who are interested in sharing their experiences please engage by emailing us at

Together we can embrace change — not only to rebuild the arts — but to set the stage for a future where the arts are always growing and thriving in Vancouver. For more information about our mission, visit our website or send us an email! Keep it creative.


The SWCA Team

And now for this week’s top picks…

OPPORTUNITIES | Covid-19 Relief for Artists

9 DAYS LEFT! All artists currently living in Clark County who also participated in Artstra’s Clark County Open Studios Tour in any of the past seven years are eligible to apply for $500 in relief due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Application deadline is August 15, 2020.

Learn More and Apply Here

ARTS | 2020 Washougal Art Festival

Washougal Arts & Culture Alliance is excited to announce the 2020 Washougal Art Festival, a virtual event that will last not just one day, but the entire month of August! Art lovers can visit the WACA website to explore watercolor, jewelry, fused glass, photography, acrylic, and more!

Visit 2020 Festival Artists Online

MUSIC | VSO Encore Podcast Series

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra looks back on past performances through special interviews and never-before-released recordings. Dive in for a unique perspective into the minds of the artists behind the music. Enjoy all 18 episodes by visiting the VSO’s website today.

Listen to the Podcast

THEATRE | Teen Choreography Workshop

Who are the great choreographers of Broadway? Journey Theater invites students ages 13-18 to join Madeleine Townsend and Chelsea Nichol Lapp as they explore 3 of the top Broadway choreographers and their moves. Learn the history behind the name and the style that changed everything!

Register for the Teen Workshop

DANCE | New Online Dance Program

Groove Nation has a new online student intro program that includes 2 weeks of LIVE Interactive Online classes for just $24.99! Groove Nation offers an array of dance classes, styles, times, still levels, two high-quality showcases, and a nurturing environment for dancers of all levels to excel.

New Student Online Program

LITERATURE | Inclusive Reads for Kids

Embrace Race has created a list of 20 children’s books that support conversations on race equality, and empowerment for ages 3 and up. Literature and early learning are among the most effective and practical tools for raising conscious youth.

Search the Kids Library

SUMMER FUN!| A Summer Like No Other

Vancouver Parks and Recreation is providing fun and safe summer experiences at their day camps! Campers ages 6-11 can register for camp sessions at Firstenburg and Marshall Community Centers. Upcoming themes include Sports, Space, and Dinosaurs!

Save Your Spot at a Day Camp!

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