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An Artful Summer

Friends and Artists,

Summer is just around the corner, which means the arts and culture community is buzzing with new activity. Our local artists and arts organizations have taken incredible strides to provide new and innovative, high-quality arts experiences available to the community. 

As we all work together to close the curtain on Covid-19 — and as the weather becomes more gorgeous — don’t forget to take advantage of the new arts opportunities out there! You can show support by purchasing tickets to your favorite play, attending a concert, exploring galleries on First Friday, or signing your young learners up for theater camp or a ballet workshop. 

For more information about our mission, visit our website. 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. Keep up the good work… that new normal is just on the horizon!

The CFA Team

And now for this week’s top picks…

ARTS | ArtsWA Public Artist Roster

ArtsWA seeks a diverse range of artists to create artworks for state agencies, colleges, universities, and public schools throughout Washington State. The 2021-2025 Roster is ArtsWA’s main tool for choosing artists who pre-qualify to create artworks through the program. Application deadline June 21, 2021!

Read the Guidelines & Apply

MUSIC | Junior Symphony Vancouver

Good news! The Junior Symphony of Vancouver is back and planning to have an in-person session and concert on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 7:30 PM! The JSV will be honoring tickets from the March 2020 Concert they had to cancel due to Covid-19. JSV is also auditioning for new members! 

See Rehearsal Schedule

THEATRE | Summer Theatre Camps

Don’t stop performing just because it’s summer! Join Riverside Performing Arts for a summer of performing! Every 1-2 week you’ll put on a different play with costumes, props, a lighthearted script, stage lights, and friends! Family and friends are invited on the last day of camp to watch the performance!

Explore Summer Theatre Camps

DANCE | Dance Classes

The Northwest Classical Ballet and Dance Fusion Northwest are offering intermediate and advanced ballet classes this summer, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, June 29th – August 19th. Flex pass punch cards are available, starting at $120 for 8 hours, or unlimited for $525. Classes include ballet, hip hop, contemporary jazz, rhythm tap, and more! Register today.

Download the Registration Form

LITERARY ARTS | Poetry Open Mic Tonight

Tune into Zoom TONIGHT at 7PM to experience live poetry from home! Ghost Town Poetry invites you to a virtual Open Mic Night featuring Shawn Aveningo-Sanders from Portland, Oregon. Shawn’s work has appeared worldwide in over 150 literary journals and anthologies. Guests are invited to read one poem for three minutes or less. $5 suggested donation. 

Event Details & RSVP

OPPORTUNITIES | Artist Trust SOLA Awards

Artist Trust is now accepting nominations for Twining Humber and SOLA Awards, two unrestricted awards ranging from $3,000 – $10,000 given annually to Washington State female-identified visual artist, age 60 or over, who have dedicated twenty-five years or more of her life to creating art. Click on the link below to learn more about eligibility and selection criteria.

Guidelines & Application

COMMUNITY | Art at the Park All Summer!

Fourth Plain Forward, Vancouver Ballet Folklorico and Artstra are partnering to kick off Art at the Park on Evergreen Park held every first & third Saturday, May through October from 4-6 PM! Arts and activities available for all children, including painting, recycled art, dance, hula hoops, bouncy balls, and more! Interested in volunteering? Visit the website to learn more!

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