Columbia Center
for the Arts

215 Cascade Street

PO Box 1543

Hood River, OR 97031


Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival

Too Much Coffee Man Opera

Too Much Coffee Man Opera

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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Music, Film, Literature... and a Lot More!


More Arts

September 12th at 7:00PM

Hood River BIG ART Walking Tour

The Hood River BIG ART Walking Tour inspires public engagement through art and creates a sense of place, optimism, and discussion throughout the Gorge. Most importantly, it is accessible to everyone.

Learn More: BIG ART Walking Tour

September 19th & 20th at 7:00PM

Too Much Coffee Man Opera

Columbia Center for the Arts and Maryhill Museum team up to present a zany, hilarious, and romantic tribute to the wonders of coffee bordering on the fantastical. Running just two nights Sept. 19th & 20th, Too Much Coffee Man Opera is based on the comic character of Shannon Wheeler, with music by Emmy-Winning composer Daniel Steven Crafts.

Learn More: Too Much Coffee Man Opera

September 27th at 7:30pm

Portland Story Theater "Urban Tellers"

This is a place where people gather to hear the real, true stories of complete strangers. And something magical happens, something beyond entertainment. Urban Tellers offers an experience that makes people feel a part of something, s­­omething good, connected.

Learn More: Urban Tellers

September 28th at 3pm

"Cheap to Chic" Wardrobe Styling Workshop

Let the Queen of "The Closet Cleanse" show you how to make your wardrobe work on the budget you have.

Learn More: Cheap to Chic

October 1st at 7:00pm

Sense of Place Lecture Series

Sense of Place is an annual lecture series produced by Gorge Owned that seeks to foster a deeper understanding of and connection to our landscape and to one another. Lectures explore the natural history, cultural history, art, and other humanities-related topics. Gorge Owned is a member-supported organization helping people invest in a strong local economy, healthy environment and vibrant community.

Learn More: Sense of Place Lecture Series

October 13th at 7:30pm

Isabel Suppé Book Talk - Starry Night

A profoundly inspirational presentation by Isabel Suppé based on her book which has been shortlisted for the 2013 Boardman Tasker Prize for "outstanding contributions to outdoor literature". It is also a tale of survival, passion, and overcoming adversity that has been touring the US, Canada, Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico, and Spain.

Learn More: Isabel Suppé Book Talk

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

Nov 22nd at 7:30 p.m.

Woodwinds Without Borders Rembering 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