Downtown Vancouver’s First Friday Artwalk is all about art…so why not make some of your own at the Clark County Historical Museum? The museum is hosting an evening of open beading—where anyone can bring his or her beadwork project and work on it with friends and other “bead-heads”—from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 7. Beaders need not stay for the whole four hours—just drop in whenever it’s convenient and BYOL (Bring Your Own Light) if you have it so you can see what you’re doing. The event is a social activity, and no instruction will be given; just free time and space to make some progress on your project and see what other people are making.
The beaders’ craftshop coincides with one of the museum’s current exhibits, Making Beauty: Native Beadwork of North America—so while you’re there, you’ll want to see some of the intricate, breathtakingly beautiful wearable art that the native peoples of the North Bank have been creating for centuries. Bonus: the regular admission fee is waived during First Friday (although donations are appreciated).
The Clark County Historical Museum is located at 1511 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. For more information about First Fridays at the museum, visit http://www.cchmuseum.org/events/first-friday-at-the-museum/. For more general information about the Clark County Historical Museum, visit www.cchmuseum.org or call 360-993-5679.