Art in the Park
During Movie Nights
Columbia Arts Network is joining with the City of Vancouver Parks and Recreation for a special series of Pop-Up Art events this summer.
Starting on Friday, July 8th, 2022, and continuing every Friday night for 6 weeks, Vancouver Parks and Rec is again hosting Friday Night Movie Nights at local Vancouver Parks. All movies are family-friendly and free to the public. The showings may be canceled in the event of prohibitive weather (might be too hot!)
Columbia Arts Network is inviting our member groups and individuals to participate in an exciting opportunity to demonstrate and sell their art at the movie nights. CAN artists are encouraged to set up and manage an art activity that involves children and their families. If you are more comfortable with demonstrating and selling your art, please feel free to do so. CAN artists may participate in more than one movie night. Please consider a tax-deductible contribution of ten percent of your art sales to help fund CAN’s efforts to establish an Arts Center.
Parks and Recreation will provide the supplies necessary for the family activity—they will need a list of supplies in advance of the event. Planning members are responsible for arranging who among their members will attend based on space available.
Parks and Rec set up starting at 3:00 p.m. They have invited our artists to begin set-up no later than 5:00 p.m. and be done setting up by 6:30 p.m. Parks and Rec will show artists where to set up – around the perimeter of the event.
The public will start arriving in the late afternoon to set up their chairs and blankets in preparation for the films which will start around dusk, although the exact start time will change due to the weather. Attendees have several hours to wander around until the movie begins. This is a great opportunity to reach a captive audience, particularly if some of the art we bring can be tied to the movie being shown. Smaller art will probably sell better than large pieces and are certainly easier to transport and set up. Parks and Rec estimate 500 - 2000 attendees depending on the venue. They do a variety of outreach for their events, including social media, press releases, Columbian ad, and flyers.
The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, as well as picnics and other ready-to-eat food to enjoy while the movie plays. In addition, vendors may have non-alcoholic beverages and snacks available at some of the parks. Porta potties are provided by the City of Vancouver.
The 2022 dates, movies, and locations are as follows:
Ft. Vancouver Officers Row Gazebo
612 E Reserve St,
Vancouver, WA 98661
5009 NE 135th Ave,
Vancouver, WA 98682
Spiderman No Way Home
4607 Plomondon St,
Vancouver, WA 98661
Columbia Tech Center
17701 SE Mill Plain Blvd,
Vancouver, WA 98683
Fruit Valley Park
3200 Fruit Valley Rd.
Vancouver, WA 98660
601 NE Hearthwood Blvd,
Vancouver, WA 98684
Spaces are limited! Sign up for a pop-up space today!