An Artful Summer

September, 27 2021


From July 8, 2021

Friends and Artists,

From your friends at the CFA, we are wishing you a happy July! At the peak of the summer months, our arts community is just teeming with new activities and experiences. We hope you enjoy reading about the incredible opportunities this week’s top picks.

Our mission believes that the arts are for everyone, and that they are essential for our shared human experience. The arts foster our creativity, they inspire us to do good and create beautiful things. They build community and bring us together, playing a critical role in our lives as individuals and as a community.

Today we’d like to 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. For more information about our mission, visit our website. Enjoy the sunshine!

The CFA Team

And Now For This Week’s Top Picks…


ARTS | Arts Alive Event

A partnership of Clark County Arts Commission, Artstra, and Columbia is designed to reconnect community with the local arts organizations of Southwest Washington. Be sure to mark your calendar for the first ever Arts Alive! event planned for September 18, from noon to 4PM. Located at the Public Service Center Plaza downtown, Arts Alive! will include informational booths from local groups in a festive atmosphere of live music, dance, poetry, and performance.


MUSIC | Local Composer Spotlight

Local bassoonist and composer Nicole Buetti is the contrabassoonist for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Oregon East Symphony, and the Oregon Coast Music Festival, and a bassoonist in the Portland Columbia Symphony and Chameleon Wind Quintet. She has performed with the Haydn Music Festival Orchestra in Vienna, and as a soloist and chamber music artist with Italy’s Assisi Performing Arts Festival.


BROADCASTING | Hiro & Death March

Tune in on Monday, July 19th, 2021 for two new radio performances! Re-Imagined Radio presents The Willamette Radio Workshop performing two short radio dramas, Hiro & Liling, by Kristina Jones, an orIginal performance, and The Martian Death March, by Ernest Kinoy, an episode from Dimension X and X Minus One. Both are directed by Sam A. Mowry. Visit the Re-Imagined Radio site for more details!

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DANCE | Summer Dance Classes

Columbia Dance is offering summer programs this July through August, from Superhero Training and Ocean Adventure camp, to summer intensives for Levels 1-4, Junior Company, and Company. Enroll in one of these fantastic 1-week and 2-week programs today!


LITERARY ARTS | Poetry Open Mic Tonight

Join us on Zoom TONIGHT, July 8th, 2021 at 7PM to experience live poetry from home! Ghost Town Poetry invites you to a virtual Open Mic Night featuring Andrea Hollander, based in Portland, Oregon. Guests are invited to read one poem for three minutes or less. $5 suggested donation.


COMMUNITY | Camas Library Project

Join the Camas Public Library for a collaborative community art project, We All Fit Together! Decorate your puzzle piece so that it represents you as an individual. Once you have finished, return it to the Library by Friday, August 13th. Each registration is good for one piece. Puzzle piece pickup will run from Monday, July 12th through Friday, July 30th (or until supplies last).

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LOCAL DINING | Savor the Flavor

Visit Vancouver USA is happy to present Savor the Flavor on Fourth Plain! Head to the international district for their first-ever dining month featuring 3-course meals for $25 all month long. Want some ideas of where to go with some art stops along the way? Check out the Visit Vancouver USA’s Tastes & Colors itinerary, the ultimate guide for public art and outdoor dining!