A Community Alive With Art

September, 27 2021


From September 16, 2021

Friends and Artists,

As our arts community bustles with activity this fall, we at the CFA are thrilled to participate in our second year of Give More 24 to celebrate Southwest Washington’s day of giving, September 23rd, 2021! This will be a special opportunity to elevate the work of local nonprofits through the generous support of our community.
Our organization is closer than ever to building a multidisciplinary arts venue to our region. The resilience and health of our arts and culture sector is a key indicator that, despite the pandemic, Southwest Washington is ready to give the arts a home. However, we can’t achieve this without your support! These critical next steps will help us in our facility development as we get closer to securing a site for the facility.
Here are some ways you can help us reach our $10,000 goal.

  • Tell your friends and family about our mission to build a home for the arts and invite them to support our cause.

  • Like and share our Give More 24 announcements on social media to help spread the word.

  • Get ready to give! Help us make a difference by making a donation. The online giving window will be open for 24 hours on 9/23!

Thank you for walking on this exciting journey with us, and 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 September!

The CFA Team

And Now For This Week’s Top Picks…


ARTS | Arts Alive This Weekend!

Join us this Saturday for the first ever Arts Alive! event on September 18, from 12-4PM. Designed to reconnect community with the local arts organizations of Southwest Washington, this event will be located at the Public Service Center Plaza downtown, and will include informational booths from local groups in a festive atmosphere of live music, dance, poetry, and performance.


MUSIC | Schubert’s Tragic Symphony

September 25-26, The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra season begins with Schubert’s posthumously-premiered 4th symphony, a surprising and sublime work written when he was 19. The VSO also welcomes Spanish violinist Francisco Fullana performing Saint-Saëns’s masterpiece Violin Concerto No. 3. Please note that the venue has now changed to the Newmark Theatre in Portland, OR!

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THEATRE | Much Ado About Nothing

Magenta Theater is back live and in person with a brand new season! From the director who brought you Steampunk Romeo & Juliet in 2014 comes one of Shakespeare’s best comedies set in 1940’s war-torn England. This adaptation takes the characters and moment everyone enjoys and transports audiences to a different period in time. Now showing through September 26!


BROADCASTING | Re-Imagind Radio: Dracula

Re-Imagined Radio reprises a live recorded performance by Metropolitan Performing Arts actors and other community volunteers at Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver. Revived and edited using arcane galvanic sciences and careful administrations of audio elixirs and tonics will send a skittering up your spine! Tune in September 20.

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LITERARY ARTS | Poetry Open Mic Night

Ghost Town Poetry invites you to enjoy LIVE poetry at 7pm on October 14th at Art at the Cave featuring Raúl Sánchez, current City of Redmond WA’s Poet Laureate. Masks must be worn at all times to participate in this event. Open Mic readers may remove their masks while reading – the mic will be sanitized after each reader. Suggested $5 donation.


COMMUNITY | Art in the Park

Fourth Plain Forward, Vancouver Ballet Folklorico, and Artstra are partnering to host Art in the Park in Evergreen Park held every first & third Saturday through October from 4-6PM! Arts and activities available for all children, including painting, recycled art, dance, hula hoops, bouncy balls, and more! Volunteers welcome!


OPPORTUNITIES: Dance Fellowships to Artists

Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists (DFA) is a national program that supports individual dance artists. Direct support will be provided to artists who have substantial practice working through dance to address social change within their community. Program guidelines and applications will be announced by mid-October 2021.