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Graphic courtesy of Chelsea Parkhurst and High End Market Place


Vancouver’s Downtown Association and Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna are proud to announce a unique public art project for National Poetry Month in April 2017.

Haiku and short poems about the downtown Vancouver experience will be applied to the sidewalk using a special paint which will only be visible in the rain for approximately 2-4 months.

Each poem will reflect the downtown Vancouver experience, such as spending time outdoors, attending cultural events, or exploring the city with family or friends. Our aim is to present poems which will lift the spirits of those who come upon them.

Follow Rainku progress in social media using the #dtVANrainku, and be sure to use this tag in your own photos!

Presented by:

Vancouver’s Downtown Association

Arts of Clark County

Realvest Corporation

Community Foundation for Southwest Washington

The Columbian

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Schedule of Events:

April 3-7 – Installation
April 7 – First Friday reception at Pacific Continental: Toast the project, grab some snacks, and see              a display of the stencils before you head out and interact with the poetry.
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April 29 – 11am-3pm – Poetry Crawl: Beginning at Pacific Continental Bank, we invite you out to visit Rainku locations and hear live readings of the poems.