Planning underway for second Arts and Culture Summit

In March 2012, we held the first Clark County Arts and Culture Summit, a gathering of arts organizations, business leaders, local representatives, and individuals wanting to see a greater focus on the arts in our community. Now, five years later, we are planning our second summit on September 23 in the Artillery Building at the Vancouver National Historic Reserve. The focus is to generate ideas and momentum to create much-needed spaces for arts and culture activities in Vancouver.

Like our 2012 summit, the fall event will include speakers, panel discussions and work sessions all designed to inspire action. The summit theme is “Creating Space for the Arts.” Expect three major sub-topics: 1. Performing Arts: Creating a community-centric performing arts center; 2. Visual Arts: Developing an art center with space for classes, exhibits, and possibly live/work artist units; and 3. Available Spaces: Assessing real opportunities in Vancouver to create economically sustainable arts-related projects involving both new construction and adaptive reuse.

We are in the early stages of planning and welcome input and ideas from interested parties. Please contact Annie Davern, Summit Committee chair, or Karen Madsen, Arts of Clark County chair. Please also watch ARTS brief for more developing details.

2017-04-14T23:51:12+00:00April 4th, 2017|Economic Development, Performing Arts, Visual Art|2 Comments


  1. Kelly Carr June 7, 2017 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Please send me dates, prices, agenda for this event if possible please? Thank you.

  2. Cam Suttles June 10, 2017 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    The fall Arts and Culture Summit is scheduled for September 23 at the Artillery Building at the Vancouver National Historic Reserve. We are still selecting panelists and speakers so there isn’t a finalized agenda to share at this point. As we get further into the summer, we will be announcing the summit agenda, event details and when registration will open. Cost for registration will be $35. Please watch Arts of Clark County’s Facebook page for updates regarding the summit.

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