Falling in Love with Art
November, 5 2021
Friends and Artists,
With October in the rearview mirror, our arts community is ripe with new opportunities as we embrace the holiday months. With a successful first-ever Arts Alive info fair this September, followed by the beautiful Dia De Muertos celebration in Esther Short Park this past weekend, our arts community has truly come together to experience a new era of collaboration and healing from the impacts of last year.
This new season harvests a bountiful array of talent and activities in the Southwest Washington region. You can show support to your local arts and cultural organizations by purchasing tickets to your favorite play, attending a concert or gallery opening, or signing up for a workshop! As our team at the CFA continues to fully explore each possibility for where to build a home for the arts, we will continue to help you keep an eye out for these artful opportunities in our newsletter, no matter the season.
Thank you for helping us keep the arts accessible, thought-provoking and vibrant. Together we can set the stage for a future where the arts are always growing and thriving for everyone. Wishing you a happy Friday!
The CFA Team
And Now For This Week’s Top Picks…
ARTS EVENTS | Open Studios This Weekend!
Get ready for Artstra's Clark County Open Studios Tour this weekend, happeninging Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 5pm! This free, self-guided tour includes online category filters for wheelchair accessibility, and different mediums you might be interested in. Be sure to note the studio numbers you want to visit and check out the interactive Google map on your mobile device to guide you on your route.
MUSIC | Cinema & Chamber Music
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's Chamber Music Series welcomes score compiler and silent film music expert Rodney Sauer back to Vancouver for this showing of Harold Lloyd's legendary comedy Safety Last (1923) accompanied by live music as it would have been heard in the silent film theaters of the 1920s, at the historic Kiggins Theatre. Showeime for this musical trip through cinematic history and delight for all ages is Thursday, November 18th at 7PM.
THEATRE | MPA's Patron Survey
Metropolitan Performing Arts is looking for your input! The MPA team invites you to participate in the survey below to help us improve our programming and plan events that more closely fit with your interests. The purpose of this survey is to connect with the community and gather thoughts and ideas on returning to live theater, and to help cater the theater experience to all needs. Survey closes on December 1st, 2021.
DANCE | WDC At Corridor Gallery
The Corridor Gallery Downtown hosts Washington Dance Creative, a local dance company which focuses on photography, film, concert, and collaboration. The exhibit runs through November 13th, and can be viewed Mon-Fri 8AM to 5PM in the upper and lower corridors of the Esther Short Building. The closing reception will feature live music and a dance performance by WDC at 6:30PM next Saturday, November 13th!
LITERARY ARTS | Poetry Open Mic Night
Ghost Town Poetry invites you to enjoy LIVE poetry at 7pm, November 11th at Art at the Cave featuring poet and book designer Igor Brezhnev. Masks must be worn at all times to participate in this event. Open Mic readers may remove their masks while reading and the microphone will be sanitized after each reader. Zoom open mic readers are invited to share one poem for three minutes or less. Be sure to RSVP no later than midnight on November 10 to participate. $5 suggested donation.
COMMUNITY | First Friday Art Walk Tonight!
Join us downtown for this month's First Friday Art Walk! Our downtown is home to a wide array of gallery spaces and art-centric businesses that are ready to welcome you. This month, Vancouver's Downtown Association has listings ranging from art, food and beverage, and live music. Check out the interactive map that provides live GPS directions and links for more details!
LOCAL DINING | Savor the Couve
Support the local community while enjoying a delicious five-course meal for two! The Greater Vancouver Chamber and Visit Vancouver USA are once again hosting the takeout dining collaboration Savor the Couve on Thursdays through the end of February 2022. Of every order purchased, $25 is donated to nonprofit organizations. Receive $20 in Promo Play for use at ilani too!