Bringing The Future Into Focus

Bringing The Future Into Focus

Friends and Artists,

In these past weeks we have been engaging in ongoing conversation with stakeholders, artists, and community leaders on how the arts bring value to our community. We heard so many enlightening ideas on how a new cultural arts center can rise to new challenges and embrace new opportunities! Though we face uncertain times today, we have all come together to inform the bigger picture on what comes next.

As we continue in this dialogue, we are committed to redefine what it means to experience great art and are deeply inspired by all the insights we’ve heard so far. With your voice, we can create a thriving destination that meets the needs of our artists, our visitors, and our community. In the coming weeks we will continue to engage our readers for your thoughts and ideas for this wonderful vision.

Thank you for helping us keep the arts accessible, thought-provoking, and vibrant. This journey is only made possible with the support and participation from readers like you! Together we can set the stage for a future where the arts are always growing and thriving. For more information about our mission, visit our website, or contact us at info@centerforartswwa.org.

Sincerely,

The SWCA Team


And now for this week’s top picks…

ARTS | SWA Fall Show 2020

The Society of Washington Artists’ Fall Show is a virtual show and a physical exhibition featuring a selected 100 works at The Cave through December 15th. It is a professionally judged show and sale featuring a wide variety of art media and disciplines. This fall we have over $1,750 in cash prizes! Don’t forget to vote for the People’s Choice Award by Thursday, November 12th.

Visit the SWA Show

MUSIC | Mozart, Strauss & Mendelssohn

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is overjoyed to welcome Maestro Pratt back to Vancouver. Grab your tickets to the virtual performances on November 7 & 8 for your chance to enjoy the show! The concerts will feature a reduced orchestra and be livestreamed from Skyview Concert Hall.

Learn More & Purchase Tickets

THEATRE | Community Costume Contest

There’s still time to enter Magenta Theater’s Costume Contest of 2020! Post up to 3 photos of yourself in costume using the hashtag #MagentaCostumeContest2020 for a chance to win a gift card to a local small business. Contest closes at 9pm tonight, with winners announced tomorrow!

See Contest Rules

DANCE | Pas de Cinq Classes

Columbia Dance is continuing its Pas de Cinq IN STUDIO classes this fall! These 5-student classes will run through December 19th. Teachers and students will be required to wear masks, and the studio has implemented a sanitation schedule for student and staff safety.

View the Pas de Cinq Class Schedule

HEALTH & FITNESS | Free Community Workouts

Get ready to look good, feel great and live life to the fullest with Northwest Personal Training! NWPT now has FREE virtual community workouts every Sunday at 9am. Just visit the NWPT Facebook page to tune in. For more information about events, group fitness classes, and private training, visit the NWPT website!

Check out NWPT

LOCAL BUSINESS | Technical Assistance Program

Vancouver’s Downtown Association is in the process of securing federal funding to provide online presence development, a shop safely campaign, and street eats assistance to businesses located in downtown Vancouver. Looking to boost your downtown business? Share your needs by taking the survey below.

Take the Assistance Survey

FINE DINING | Draft Cocktails To-Go

Did you know that Amaro’s Table is offering draft cocktails to-go? Treat yourself to a drink at home! Each jar is 2 cocktails, comes with unique garnishes and sells for $14. Be sure to call ahead to find out the draft cocktail menu of the day to order your drinks for takeout. Multiple delicious flavors are available every day!

Amaro’s Table

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