A Sampling of February First Friday Downtown

It's the fun of First Friday again in Downtown. As you enjoy your time celebrating original art in a number of locations throughout our downtown, be sure to note some outstanding public art always on display. Three projects (Flying Umbrellas at Evergreen and Main, The Phoenix at 8th and Main, and Heart and Stone at 6th and Columbia) were commissioned by our friends at Vancouver’s Downtown Association. Downtown Property Owner Menashe Properties has added an outstanding piece recently at 11th and Main - titled 'Uskudar' - by local artist Lee Kelly.Are you a beader? Bring your project to the Clark County Historical Museum during Vancouver’s First Friday Downtown for open beading. Everyone is welcome to this free event. It’ll run from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. This is a social activity,

Art Contest a Capitol Idea

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, than 650,000 high school students have participated.Students submit entries to their representative's office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.Here locally, the Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school

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