Arts & Culture in Vancouver, WA
Creativity takes many forms in Vancouver WA. With a growing artist and music community there is no shortage of talent. Our rich blend of beauty and history is a perfect inspiration for anyone who appreciates art—be it in the form of pieces created by one of our many talented artists, painters, writers, performers, or craftsperson.
If you enjoy music, Vancouver has many options, from classical to contemporary. The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra focuses on classical revival, while touring big-name acts stop at RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater. The summer concert series at Esther Short Park provides free entertainment with local cover bands and feel good throwbacks.
For those who appreciate the literary arts, Vancouver is home to one of the nation’s few Brautigan Libraries. Named after the famed beatnik poet, this “very public library” features over 400 unpublished works from writers across the globe. As one of the fixtures of the Clark County Historical Museum, visitors are always welcome to pull up a chair and browse through the stacks.
Dance & Art Festivals
In addition to downtown art galleries, Vancouver has no shortage of performing and visual arts. With a strong Hawaiian cultural presence, it’s only natural that we have one of the most prominent Polynesian festivals on the mainland. Four Days of Aloha has dancers, drummers, and other performers that will make you think you’re on the Islands. For the hippest, most eco-conscious festival around, visit the Recycled Arts Festival in June.