Columbia Center
for the Arts

215 Cascade Street

PO Box 1543

Hood River, OR 97031


2014 MHIFF Schedule Now Live!

Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival

Spirit of the Forest: Taylor Lockwood

Columbia Center for the Arts ... Has More Arts!

Columbia Center for the Arts' has something for everyone. We regularly host music events, film, literary events, book discussions, and other special events of interest to communities we serve.

We encourage partnerships with other organizations and individuals. If you're interested in developing an event or a series of events, please let us know. Call us at 541-387-8877. 

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Oct 22nd at 7:30 p.m.

Spirit of the Forest: Taylor Lockwood

Experience the passion of the world’s leading mushroom photographer, when Columbia Center for the Arts presents Taylor Lockwood and Spirit of the Forest on Oct. 22nd at 7:30 p.m. Travel with Taylor across the globe to hunt and find the most beautiful bioluminescent mushrooms in countries such as Brazil, China, Madagascar, New Zealand, Australia, and America.

Learn More: Spirit of the Forest

Oct 25th at 7:30 p.m.

Hokum Pokum

Hokum Pokum is the musical duo of Ben Bonham and Madame Betz Oslund (with Ronnie Ontiveros on Bass and Dennis Williams on clarinet, both of the Hapa Hillbillies, for this special show.) playing long forgotten gems that are right up your alley!!

Learn More: Hokum Pokum

Oct 29th at 7:00 p.m.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rocky Horror Picture Show Returns to Columbia Center for the Arts! On Oct. 29th the Art Center travels back in time to 1975 and joins, Brad, Janet, Dr. Frank-N-Furter and the cast of Rocky for a night of fun, food and laughter. Grab your friends, your costumes and your dancing shoes and come do the Time Warp Again!

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November 1st 3-5 PM

Let’s Talk about Death

Heart of Hospice presents, Let’s Talk about Death, a free educational event featuring Antoine Tissot, J.D.
Learn more: Let’s Talk about Death

Nov 5th at 7:00 p.m.

GO! Sense Place: Historic Columbia River Highway

Gorge Owned (GO!) invites you to spend an evening learning about the Columbia River Highway, now known as the Historic Columbia River Highway, with an expert from the Oregon Department of Transportation. Learn how the Historic Columbia River Highway, which became a National Historic Landmark in 2000, originally came to be and discover how it continues to be reborn.

Learn More: Historic Columbia River Highway

November 7th, 8th and 9th

Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival

Kickoff party: Friday Nov. 7th at 7:00pm. Films at 8:00 p.m. Films showcased in 4 venues throughout the weekend. Awards at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday Nov. 9th with a special screening of the multi-award winning film, Meet the Patels at 7:00pm. Festival 3 day pass $35, single day tickets $15.
Learn more: MHIFF

November 15th 7:30 PM

The Art of Personal Narrative Performance

Join our group of local storytellers for a night of personal discovery.
Learn more: Art of Personal Narrative

November 21st 6:00 PM

Ski Films, "A Dozen More Turns" and "Pretty Faces"

Columbia Center for the Arts and Cooper Spur Race team join forces to bring a night of ski films in celebration of the snow show, proceeds will benefit Cooper Spur Race team.
Learn more: Ski Films

Nov 22nd at 7:30 p.m.

Woodwinds Without Borders Remembering The Songs Trade Winds

The world flute music of Gary Stroutsos with special guest David Revelli - World Percussion. Gary brings alive time honored stories and songs, with beautiful images and audience participation, to better understand and preserve the music of the American Indian.

Learn More: Woodwinds Without Borders

Links to 48 Hour Film Project films

Find links to all of the completed films here: 48 Hour Film Project