The Center for the Arts Presents Opera On Tap live at Trusty Brewing Co.

May, 4 2022

Opera On Tap

The Southwest Washington Center For The Arts is proud to partner with Trusty Brewing Co. to present Opera On Tap during the May 6th First Friday Art Walk in downtown Vancouver. This event is free and open to the public.

Grab a pint from Vancouver's favorite brewery while listening to all your favorite tunes from the world's greatest operas performed by the region's most talented local classical singers.

Opera On Tap is a national nonprofit organization with over 20 chapters with a mission "to expose new audiences to opera and classical music by taking opera and classical music out of the concert hall and performing it in alternative venues, to aid young performers in their development by giving them the opportunity to perform, and to help promote new classical works of contemporary classical and operatic composers."

The Center For The Arts is so pleased to have the opportunity to team up with local businesses to support local performing artists in the SW Washington community.

Donations may be made to the Center For The Arts project at the event, which will go toward presenting local artists in the community.

Trusty Brewing Co.

114 E Evergreen Blvd

Vancouver, WA 98660


And don't forget, the Southwest Washington Center for the Arts will be presenting “Liberace & Liza: A Tribute” live at Kiggins Theatre on Wednesday, June 1st at 7 PM. Tickets are on sale now and are going fast!

Tickets are $25, General Admission and are available at

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