NPS Centennial

Art Inspired by Fort Vancouver

For a group of local artists, celebrating the centennial year of the National Park Service means doing what they do best: creating works of art inspired by their local national park!

Curated by artist and educator Maureen Montague, professional artists from the Vancouver area were invited to create original two-dimensional works of art inspired by their experiences at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Participating artists toured the park and were able to meet with the national park’s curators to explore and draw inspiration from artifacts in the museum collection.

The exhibit will open with a reception at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, as part of downtown Vancouver’s First Friday Artwalk. After that evening, the exhibit will be open to the public, free of charge, during normal park business hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit will run through the end of 2016.