Art and vintage treasures galore! Saturday August 27th 9am-3pm. Click here for more info!
Come enjoy local art, live music, refreshments, and family activities on this fun First Friday! September 2nd 5-8pm with live music by Mesa until 9pm! For all the info, visit the webpage!
So much classic fun at the 11th Annual Camas Car Show! Click here for pictures of the event and all the winners!
Live music, summer games and crafts, fitness “challenges” in the businesses, fantastic art receptions at the galleries, prize drawings, sales, Ferris Bueller at the Liberty, more! Thank you all that participated! A special shout out to Spears Strong for coordinating the Camas Paper Dash in the stores and toMESA for sponsoring the outdoor summer party!
For pictures of the event, click here!
PLEASE NOTE: Camas car Show rescheduled to Saturday, August 6th, 4-8:30pm because of the rain forecast. Our award ceremony would have been wet! Updated registration forms will be on website soon. Thank you everyone for understanding and hope to see you August 6th!
For all the info, visit our car show webpage. It will still be great in August!
Come celebrate summer with us for August’s First Friday! August 5th, 5-8pm. Live music, outdoor party, summer activities and crafts, art shows, after hours shopping and dining, and more! For all the info, click here!
The doggie fashion and talent shows were a hoot, the vendors had great offerings, and everyone had a wonderful time enjoying being downtown with their pooches! Thank you to our sponsor Naturally Healthy Pet, our show judges and emcee, and to our community for bringing such friendly and well mannered pups!
The many art shows were a success and the restaurants and shops were filled with happy people. What a night! Thank you to everyone that came, supported, and enjoyed time in Downtown Camas.
For all the pictures (dog lovers must see!) of the event, click here!
Poker and games, art shows, prizes, shopping, ribbon cuttings, treats, painting, kids’ crafts, and more! Thank you again to Camas Antiques for sponsoring this event!
Allure Boutique Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening:
This new shop in downtown is absolutely lovely! Beautiful clothing selections, accessories and creative decor. Come see and welcome owner Bobbi Lee to Downtown Camas! 407 NE 4th.
Apiary Security Expand with a New Spy Shop!
You can now find clever spy equipment in Downtown Camas! Apiary Security is an expert in the latest technology in access control and integrated security systems and can also now provide fun gadgets as well! Hidden cameras in pens and water bottles are just a few of the items you’ll find. Make sure to check them out the next time you’re in downtown! 418 NE 4th
For pictures of the ribbon cutting, click here.
The Sushi Joint 2 Ribbon Cutting!
What a fun event! It was great to hear why Paul and Tressa Le decided to open their second Sushi Joint location and to celebrate the ribbon cutting with them! Such delicious sushi! Welcome Paul, Tressa, Andres, Kasey and the entire Sushi Joint crew! 500 NE 4th
Ribbon cutting pictures here!
Art students from Camas High School, members of the Downtown Camas Association (DCA), and the City of Camas worked together to paint downtown street murals that will add vibrancy and sense of place on either side of the location of the Camas Farmer’s Market which opens June 1st. Fun!
After seeing the transformation of a neighborhood city intersection in the Arnada neighborhood in Vancouver, Caroline Mercury, the Board President of the DCA, brought the idea of doing a street emblem (or mural) to Downtown Camas. The DCA Design Committee thought that doing street murals in the intersections on both sides of the Camas Farmer’s Market block would be a nice tribute to what this market brings to our town and create more of a sense of place.
After discussing the idea with the City, the DCA contacted Gina Mariotti Shapard, the chair of the Integrated Arts & Academics (IAA) program, then in its first year, about the project. Inspired by having students contributing to a real life art project in the community, Gina had her 28 freshman students design art with the guidelines that it needed to be able to be reproduced on a street intersection scale and that the art should reflect the feel of the Camas Farmer’s Market. All of the entries of hand drawn art were submitted to the DCA Design Committee and Brianna Cloutier’s design was chosen. A graphic designer at the school working with the art students, Tamra Sheline, helped to convert the hand drawing into a graphic rendition that could be used to create the street stencil. The murals are 20’ x 20’.
Caroline contacted the citizens who had worked on the Arnada street murals to find out details about creating the stencils, the type of paint to use, etc. and worked with the stencil creator in Portland. Denis Ryan with the City of Camas coordinated the street prep and connected the DCA with the proper traffic paint by Sherwin Williams which offered the DCA a discount because of the nature of the community project.
“It’s exciting to be painting the street mural for the Camas Farmer’s Market in my home town where I’m growing up,” says Paton Bates, sophomore in the CHS Integrated Arts & Academics program. “We can leave a mark, especially artwork that the program (IAA) can take pride in. It’s a wonderful opportunity to be able connect with the community in our school work.”
Thanks to everyone who came out–what a great community collaboration!
For all the pictures of the project, click here!