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Best of the Gorge 2021

Exhibition August 6 – September 26, 2021
Opening Reception: Friday August 6th from 6-8pm

Columbia Center for the Arts is excited to present Best of the Gorge, a juried group show of regional work made by gorge artists. Opening on Friday August 6th, the gallery will be open from 6-8pm.

Best of The Gorge will be juried this year by Julie Beeler and Sorcha Meek.

Art Workshops for Adults


In partnership with The Dalles Art Center, we will be offering a variety of adult art classes in basket weaving, printmaking, wooden spoon making and more…

Fever Dream: Abstract Interpretations of  Dreamscapes & Nightmares


Exhibition October 1st – 30th, 2021

Fever dream is inspired by the artists’ abstract interpretations of their personal dreamscapes and nightmares. From surreal landscapes to the things that lurk in the shadows of the mind, Fever Dream is a roller coaster ride through lunacy and the macabre.

This show will be curated by Tom Lehmann of Blue Collar Agency in Hood River Oregon.

Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Exhibition November 5-26, 2021
Opening Reception: Friday November 5th from 5-7pm

What does it mean to be an artist who is also a worker? How does a person manage the compulsion to create art within the context of the day job workday?

For this show, Columbia Center for the Arts is seeking to showcase the art and the stories of artists with day jobs, or other daily concerns that provide the resources needed to survive – food, shelter, healthcare, transportation. We hope to present an immersive experience of what it is to make art, to create artistic expression, when sales of artworks are not the artist’s sole source of income.

Applications Open for Holiday Small Works Market


December 3rd – January 7th, 2021

Columbia Center for the Arts is excited to present our annual Holiday Small Works Market!

Our gallery and retail space will be full of smaller works by local and regional artists. From ornaments and holiday cards, to original paintings, ceramics, limited edition prints, jewelry, and wearable items – we have everyone on your list covered. CCA is taking extra precautions with sanitation and is a low-traffic option for your holiday shopping.

Bilingual Art Instructional Videos


Columbia Center for the Arts in collaboration with Arts in Education of the Gorge present ART FUN!

Check out these fun projects you can do at home!

Spotlight Series


Welcome to CCA’s Artist Spotlight Series! During the days of COVID-19, our theater has spent far too many evenings empty. We’ve decided to feature intimate performances in this amazing space, featuring dancers, musicians, storytellers, and other local artists. Help support us while we navigate these challenging times for the arts.

CCA thanks these COVID relief sponsors

Columbia Center for the Arts

215 Cascade Avenue
PO Box 1543
Hood River, OR 97031
(541) 387-8877
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Center Hours

Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-4pm
(Closed during installations
each month the Sunday-Tuesday
before First Friday.)

We are committed to proper
COVID precautions. We require
everyone visiting the gallery to
wear a mask and observe
social distancing procedures.
We look forward to seeing you.

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