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VDA’s May Downtown First Friday

First Friday Downtown welcomes you into our community’s city center to enjoy art of all kinds, great design projects, creativity all around, and your friends and neighbors.  Grab a bite, have a glass, share a laugh, and make some memories.

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By The Numbers


Image: Courtesy of The City of Vancouver

These are some great numbers that were shared at our VDA quarterly meeting this morning at the Kiggins Theatre. Take a look and thanks for all that attended!

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VDA’s Poster Project is Lively

Cars, Dogs, Kids, Businesses, Beauty Queens, and a Fiddler on the RoofPoster 2014scan

Vancouver’s Downtown Association threw a street party on May 16th to catch a crowd enjoying downtown’s Main Street. The photo will be used for VDA marketing. Nearly 150 people came downtown with their kids, classic cars, business deliveries, library books, bikes, skateboards, in their running gear and with their violins to fill out the shot. William James Photography captured the busy scene and now it is available for purchase in an 11×17 format for $5 per poster. The proceeds will go to funding more promotion of the city center and its activities.

“This is very similar to ‘Where’s Waldo’” said VDA Promotions Committee Chairperson Linda Reid. “Every inch of this photo has someone doing something interesting. We especially love our ‘Fiddler on the Roof’. The public will recognize this local fiddler right away.”

Downtown’s Good Life Poster $5.00

Posters can be purchased at the VDA office at 811 Main Street. Please call the office first to be sure that someone is there to help you. 360.258.1129.


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‘Founding Mothers’ Public Art Project

Vancouver’s Downtown Association will bring another exciting piece of public art to our city center in 2015.  A selection committee will choose the site, the artist, and a unique piece that will center on the theme of ‘Founding Mothers’.  Here’s the PDF of the Request for Qualifications and complete information on whom to contact with additional questions.  Art builds a place that is inviting and *that place*, unlike any other in the world.  Vancouver’s love of the arts is everywhere you look in our downtown.  VDA is delighted to add another outstanding piece.

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Recruitment: Downtown wants you!

As an entrepreneur (or resident or investor…), VDA knows that you have lots of options. You just want to choose a place where your employees and their families will be happy and stimulated. You want to be close to the services you need. You will look for a spot where you will be welcomed, and where you can find your favorite activities close by. Vancouver’s Downtown Association may be a tad bit biased, but we have gathered some of our thoughts about the topic. Take a look. You’ll see why we love it here in Downtown Vancouver, Washington. vda-recruitment

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Why do we love Vancouver, WA?

It’s all about balance.

Great schools, quiet open spaces, and a charming downtown balance with easy access to world class art, entertainment, cuisine and attractions without the stress and expense of big city living.

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