Who we are
Sharing the Vision
Meet Our People
In 2003, we set out with a mission to build a dedicated arts center to serve as an economic driver, educational catalyst, and cultural asset to Southwest Washington. Together our community can answer Vancouver’s call for culture. Our team is committed to setting the stage for a future where the arts are always growing and thriving.
Legacy of a Visionary
Val Ogden, a retired state legislator and former First Citizen of Vancouver joined the Center for the Arts board in 2003. Known as a champion for the community, Val brought inspiration and a love of music to the organization. The Center for the Arts strives to live out her dream of bringing a world-class performing arts center to Southwest Washington.