Columbia Center for the Arts' is a non-profit community arts center that offers both art and entertainment — theatrical performances, visual arts, dance, concerts, lectures, film, and more.
Our mission is to cultivate the arts in the Columbia Gorge by providing experiences that touch the heart, challenge the intellect and spark conversation.
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Career Opportunity: We currently have several career opportunities, learn More.
This January Columbia Center for the Arts celebrates New Year, New Works: the work of 10 local artists who were accepted into the CCA Gallery of artists last year. Each year, mid-Columbia artists "jury in" by submitting a portfolio of work that is evaluated by a committee of Gallery artists.
Learn more: New Year, New Works
Sally Gilchrist is a painter and printmaker inspired by forms in nature, the beauty and simplicity of silhouette, and the study of natural history. Her series of linocuts are influenced by her experiences; the trips she takes, what she finds on her walks, and everyday objects we all use.
Learn more: Artists Nook - Sally Gilchrist
Download the anthology of the 2014 Plein Air Writing Exhibition and become inspired for this August!
Learn more: Plein Air Writing Anthology
Creativity meets discipline in the studio! We showcase the creative output of six Gallery Artists asked to meet the "Daily Challenge."
Learn more: Art a Day
Please join us in the studio Friday mornings, 9-noon, to draw, paint, or sculpt from a live model. We’ll provide the model, easels and tables; you bring your art supplies and enjoy honing your skills. All skill levels are welcome.
Learn More: Life & Portrait Drawing Labs
Design beautiful landscapes in a studio environment using photo references and plein air studies. Highly awarded artist Eric Jacobsen will emphasize creating pathways and movements in your oil or acrylic paintings.
Learn More: Bringing the Outdoors In
Are you displaying your art—and yourself—in the best light possible?
If you wish to make the right impression to juries, galleries, and artists the first time around, this is an opportunity you can't afford to miss.
Learn More: The Art of Professional Presentation
This oil painting class is designed for novices and experts alike. Cathleen's techniques are meant to meet every artist wherever you are in your painting journey.
All kinds of artists are needed for a great performance, from writers and musicians to visual artists and dancers--and of course, the actors and crew. This camp will give students the opportunity to engage with all forms of art as they bring a favorite book to the stage.
Qiang’s approaches to still-life painting will be demonstrated with particular focus on composing dramatic setups by observing the light distribution, and using bold and loose strokes to create a powerful and accurate representation on canvas.
Learn More: Qiang Huang
CAST Theater and Columbia Center for the Arts are pulling out all the stops this February when they bring The Full Monty to the stage. The Full Monty is a story of a broke and out of work steelworker who finds inspiration after bumping into a male stripper. He and his equally desperate friends decide to give it their all – or rather show it all – to get rich quick.
Columbia Center for the Arts proudly presents an evening of two classic one-acts: Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter and James McLure's Laundry & Bourbon.
Join us on Columbia Art’s 8th annual trip departing on Thursday, July 9th and returning on Sunday, July 12th by coach.
This romantic comedy follows friends Molly Mahoney and Josh Shiffman as they navigate coming home for her mother's wedding and their "engagement." $5.
Columbia Center for the Arts proudly presents a very special evening with famous actor, writer, singer, songwriter Ronnie Cox.