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Clark County Arts Commission

"As human beings, we look for common experiences and want to share our experiences—that’s what writing is all about. You tell someone a story and they try to relate that to their own lives—there's a communal experience. We're trying to puzzle out the meaning of the world around us—that’s what the humanities is all about."

 

- GARTH STEIN

   Author, The Art of Racing in the Rain

Event:   A Celebration of Poetry 

When:  1 to 3 PM, Sunday, March 10   

Where: Magenta Theater, 1108 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 

What:    Introduction of the new Clark County Poet Laureate 

              Poetry by Clark County Poets Laureate 

              Poetry Moves poets read their poems that are on the C-TRAN buses

              Readings by Washington State Poet Laureate Arianne True  

Cost:  FREE

 

A Celebration of Poetry. Free public event. A new Clark County Poet Laureate (CCPL, a program of the Clark County Arts Commission) will be crowned with laurel, and current CCPL Armin Tolentino will "pass the pen." Celebrate poetry with readings by the laureates, including guest of honor Washington State Poet Laureate Arianne True. Artstra's collaboration with C-Tran, Poetry Moves, will bring Season 13 poets to the stage to share their poems that are now circulating on C-Tran buses. This event is supported by Artstra, C-TRAN, the Clark County Arts Commission, Magenta Theater, Humanities Washington, and ARTS WA

Theater

Music

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Visual 
Art

Girl Dancing Dance

Dance

2022
Lifetime
Achievement
Award

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The Clark County Arts Commission is excited to award the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award to Paul E. Christensen—and a lifetime of achievement in many, many arenas certainly defines this remarkable gentleman. 

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Upcoming Events

  • Metropolitan Performing Arts Presents: Rip Van Wrinkle and the Sandman
    Metropolitan Performing Arts Presents: Rip Van Wrinkle and the Sandman
    Sat, Mar 02
    Metropolitan Performing Arts
    Mar 02, 2024, 10:00 PM – Mar 03, 2024, 10:00 PM
    Metropolitan Performing Arts, 6403 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661, USA
    Mar 02, 2024, 10:00 PM – Mar 03, 2024, 10:00 PM
    Metropolitan Performing Arts, 6403 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661, USA
    Written by our own in-house playwright, William Johnson, this play takes us on the Journey of Rip Van Winkle as he falls asleep and meets Dream who takes him on a journey through the realms
  •  A Celebration of Poetry 
     A Celebration of Poetry 
    Sun, Mar 10
    Magenta Theatre
    Mar 10, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Magenta Theatre, 1108 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660, USA
    Mar 10, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Magenta Theatre, 1108 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660, USA
    A Celebration of Poetry. Free public event. A new Clark County Poet Laureate will be crowned. Celebrate poetry with readings by the laureates, including guest of honor Washington State Poet Laureate Arianne True.
  • Metropolitan Performing Arts Presents: Next to Normal
    Metropolitan Performing Arts Presents: Next to Normal
    Fri, Mar 15
    Metropolitan Performing Arts
    Mar 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – Mar 30, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Metropolitan Performing Arts, 6403 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661, USA
    Mar 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – Mar 30, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Metropolitan Performing Arts, 6403 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661, USA
    An unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness.
  • Music Workshop - Emerging or  Advanced  www.bassfitz.com
    Music Workshop - Emerging or  Advanced  www.bassfitz.com
    Sat, Mar 23
    Jam Session™
    Mar 23, 2024, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Jam Session™, 2400 Grant St, Vancouver, WA 98660, USA
    Mar 23, 2024, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Jam Session™, 2400 Grant St, Vancouver, WA 98660, USA
    6 classes - Saturdays - 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 . . April 20 is OFF, 4/27, 5/4 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for Emerging 2:00 to 4:00 for Advanced. Register at https://jam-session-checkout.square.site
  • Metropolitan Performing Arts Presents: Fame
    Metropolitan Performing Arts Presents: Fame
    Fri, May 10
    Metropolitan Performing Arts
    May 10, 2024, 7:00 PM – May 19, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Metropolitan Performing Arts, 6403 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661, USA
    May 10, 2024, 7:00 PM – May 19, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Metropolitan Performing Arts, 6403 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661, USA
    An unmistakable title from the unforgettable film and television franchise, Fame The Musical inspired generations to fight for fame and light up the sky like a flame!
  • Metropolitan Performing Arts Presents: Cheshire in Wonderland
    Metropolitan Performing Arts Presents: Cheshire in Wonderland
    Sat, Jun 08
    Metropolitan Performing Arts
    Jun 08, 2024, 7:00 PM – Jun 09, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Metropolitan Performing Arts, 6403 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661, USA
    Jun 08, 2024, 7:00 PM – Jun 09, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Metropolitan Performing Arts, 6403 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661, USA
    A new musical written by MPA’s own Erik Montague. This is fun for the whole family!
  • Metropolitan Performing Arts Presents: We Will Rock You
    Metropolitan Performing Arts Presents: We Will Rock You
    Wed, Jun 26
    Metropolitan Performing Arts
    Jun 26, 2024, 7:00 PM – Jun 28, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Metropolitan Performing Arts, 6403 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661, USA
    Jun 26, 2024, 7:00 PM – Jun 28, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Metropolitan Performing Arts, 6403 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661, USA
    Featuring more than 20 hit Queen songs including “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody To Love,” “We Are the Champions,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” and many more.
  • Metropolitan Performing Arts Presents: James and the Giant Peach
    Metropolitan Performing Arts Presents: James and the Giant Peach
    Fri, Jun 28
    Metropolitan Performing Arts
    Jun 28, 2024, 7:00 PM – Jun 29, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Metropolitan Performing Arts, 6403 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661, USA
    Jun 28, 2024, 7:00 PM – Jun 29, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Metropolitan Performing Arts, 6403 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661, USA
    A delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure, a boy and his insect friends take an amazing journey across the ocean.
  • Metropolitan Performing Arts Presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Metropolitan Performing Arts Presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Sat, Jul 20
    Metropolitan Performing Arts
    Jul 20, 2024, 7:00 PM – Aug 25, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Metropolitan Performing Arts, 6403 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661, USA
    Jul 20, 2024, 7:00 PM – Aug 25, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Metropolitan Performing Arts, 6403 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661, USA
    In one of the most famous of literary love quadrangles, A Midsummer Night’s Dream tells the tale of Hermia, Demetrius, Lysander, and Helena; four misguided lovers.

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