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Artstra is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts advocacy group in southwest Washington dedicated to uplifting and connecting the community through the power of the arts. Our all-volunteer working board serves the community through our programs and partnerships and advocates for arts infrastructure at the local and state levels.

As community stewards, we work to build cultural and artistic opportunities and arts awareness with greater accessibility, that is integral to the area’s unique character, identity, and image as a desirable place in which to live, work, and visit.

OUR MISSION is to uplift and connect the community through the power of the arts.

OUR VISION is of a vibrant arts economy in our region, north of the Columbia River, with public/private investments and facilities that sustain artists and enrich the community.

Our programs demonstrate the power of art in our lives — to heal us, connect us, and transform us.

CLARK COUNTY OPEN STUDIOS is an annual juried art event designed to enhance community awareness of talented local artists while enriching the cultural life of Clark County neighborhoods. A self-guided tour, Open Studios goes beyond a traditional art show in fostering a greater understanding of the artistic process by providing the public with a unique opportunity to enter the world of the visual artist and experience how, why, and where art is created.

POETRY MOVES is a collaborative effort featuring local poets' words on C-Tran buses. This program offers a unique way to share art with the broad and diverse community that rides C-Tran buses, bringing a bit of delight, joy, or reflection to riders. It celebrates poetry and how it has been a crucial part of human culture.  Poetry can give a glimpse into a world they may not have had access to. And poems are free to be interpreted as the rider chooses.

CREATIVE RELIEF provides art supplies, project ideas, and instruction to communities with limited access to the tools of creativity. Creative Relief gives people the rewarding and healing experience of creating with their own hands. This program offers a bit of relief for both adults and children from the stress and difficulty they may be experiencing.

Your donation supports our programming!

As an all-volunteer working board, we could not do it without you.

With much Gratitude, 


Organization Data


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Arts & Culture


PO Box 191

Service areas

Vancouver, WA, US

Clark County, WA, US

Ridgefield, WA, US, 98642

Battle Ground, WA, US

Camas, WA, US