SBA Visits Downtown Vancouver
Presidential Cabinet Member, Isabella Guzman, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Pérez, and Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, paid a special visit to VDA and downtown businesses last week! During this site visit, officials met one-on-one with our small business owners to identify their needs & challenges, in addition to connecting them with funding, counseling, training, contracting assistance, and more. A huge thank you to the SBA and our elected officials for this opportunity & their support of downtown Vancouver!
RevitalizeWA 2023 Is Coming to Vancouver!
The Vancouver's Downtown Association is thrilled to announce that Downtown Vancouver will be host site for RevitalizeWA 2023! RevitalizeWA is Washington’s annual statewide conference focused on the continued care of place through historic preservation, placemaking, and economic development. Save the date! October 4-6. Sign up for updates about registration, speaker and session proposals, and more: preservewa.org/news-events/revitalizewa Thank you to our conference partners: Washington Main Street, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.
Please give a warm welcome to Civilized Wolf, downtown's leading dog groomer & pet supply store for all canines, kitties and critters in the Couve! Located at 575 W 8th St. "Wellness, safety, education and training are high priorities for the happiness and safety of all our guests. We are passionate about integrated health, built on exercise, nutrition, preventative care, and continued education and training. No breed discrimination here and we welcome all humans. We aim to serve our diverse community which includes a large
VDA Clean & Safe Ambassador
Please give a WARM welcome to Pablo, VDA’s Clean & Safe Ambassador! Pablo provides regular litter pickup and graffiti removal throughout downtown. In the last 2 months alone, Pablo has removed 1,600 pounds of litter, 320 pounds of yard debris, and 500 tags (graffiti, stickers, flyers), in addition to filing code compliance requests for items outside of the public right-of-way. In addition to janitorial services, Pablo acts as an ambassador of downtown—being a friendly regular face along the Main Street corridor to direct visitors to points
Public Art: Great River Arts Festival
Vancouver's Downtown Association is proud to partner with Local Boy Tatau to bring a new annual event to Downtown Vancouver—The Great River Arts Festival (GRAF)! In August 2022, Over 15 new murals were added to the downtown core, from 5th - 15th Street. Watch the video below for a highlight of the event! The goal of GRAF is to strengthen unity through diversity by showcasing northwest and world-renowned artists. Curating and growing a visual multicultural historic arts district experience will build and enrich the future through
Main Street Infrastructure Project
The Columbian—Starting in 2024, the 10 southernmost blocks of Main Street in downtown Vancouver are going to be torn up and rebuilt into a better-looking and better-feeling corridor. Main Street’s face-lift has been in the works since 1993, just four years after Vancouver’s Downtown Association was created in 1989. The project was divided into two phases: one focused on its northern stretch, or Uptown Village, and the other focused on its southern portion. Uptown Village was successfully funded and constructed in 1996, yet the city couldn’t
Sneak Peek: 904 Main St Facade Improvement
PROJECT UPDATE—VDA is partnering with Divine Consign Furniture on a facade improvement project in celebration of their building's 100th year anniversary! Located at 904 Main St. Swipe RIGHT for an SNEAK PEEK of the progress we made this week! In honor of this milestone, the building is receiving a fresh coat of paint and elements referencing its history in our downtown core. Stay tuned for more project updates! Effort in partnership with FrontdoorBack, Retail Design & Visual Merchandising, Clark County Historical Museum, Pat Jollota
Public Art: 12+ Murals In-Progress!
Vancouver's Downtown Association is proud to partner with Local Boy Tatau to bring the Great River Arts Festival (GRAF) to downtown Vancouver. 15 ARTISTS are currently painting 12+ MURALS to celebrate art, culture, history, and community throughout the downtown core, from 5th-11th Streets. Murals in progress from 8/28-10/10. MURAL ARTISTS & LOCATIONS 1) youcancallmebernie, 6th & Washington 2) sumnersigns, 6th & Broadway (adjacent to Vancouver sign) 3) artbyalexchiu, 6th & Main 4) kotelise, 6th & Washington 5) supermariopaints, 7th & Broadway 6) Manuel, 6th & Broadway 7) brownbear408, 6th & Main alleyway Participating artists will continue
Cedar Creek Hemp Glass Co
Please give a warm welcome to Cedar Creek Hemp & Glass, located at 1010 Broadway St! Cedar Creek offers a diverse array of CBD, glass, and hemp-based products. Cedar Creek is currently closed due to roadway construction along the Broadway corrdior, and will reopen to the public in late June. Please be sure to swing by then and meet Nick!
2022 Spring Cleanup
LOVIN’ ON THE COUVE—Our spring cleanup was a wild success! Together, over 125 community members planted 1,400 flowers and removed over 18 yards of litter and weeds throughout downtown and uptown. THANK YOU to all that joined! THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS! Vancouver, Washington City Government Columbia Credit Union Casey Evans Media Frontier Landscaping, Inc. Parks Foundation of Clark County Simply Sweets Hilton Vancouver Washington Waste Connections of Washington, Inc.