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The COLUMBIA CENTER for the ARTS is open with public safety as our main concern. It is imperative to provide safe indoor environments for CCA guests (visitors), volunteers, artists, performers, staff (employees), contractors, clients, and volunteers.
Per state guidance, visitors are required to wear a face-covering and maintain six feet of social distance. Free Face masks and sanitizer shall be available at the entrance for you to use during your visit. Learn more.
If coming to a theatre performance bring proof of vaccination. Learn more.


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.


Upcoming & Ongoing Events


Día de los Muertos Ofrenda

(Day of the Dead Altar):

Community Invitation

November 2 – 6, 2021

Cemetery Tales
Film Screening & Talkback

Saturday, November 6, 2021


Fever Dream: Abstract Interpretations of  Dreamscapes & Nightmares

Exhibition October 1 – 30, 2021

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 1st from 5-7pm

Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Exhibition November 5 – 26, 2021

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 5th from 5-7pm

Call To Artists

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.

Entryway Gallery

Brian Chambers

My primary photographic goal is to capture and share the beauty and restorative power of the natural world.  I love trying to balance the artistic components of photography with the technical challenges of capturing an image. Success in landscape photography requires one to spend time in nature; watching more sunrises, staring at the rising moon, sitting beneath a star filled sky, hiking into the wilderness in an effort to capture that unique light that can make a scene come alive.  Getting all of the components to come together to make an image that moves people and preserves that unique moment is my reward.

CCA is so excited to offer an end-of-year Silent Auction to support the arts! Auction and sale items will be displayed in the Entryway Gallery for attendees to assess, place bids on, and purchase. Items are from CCA’s donated inventory as well as participating local artists.

The auction will run November 5th – December 17th, 2021, so come in and place your bids!

Art Studio

In person adult classes in our studio are limited this year. In partnership with Arts in Education of the Gorge we are offering K-12 art activities during First Friday, Gallery openings and we also offer art kits in conjunction with virtual learning videos. See below for more information.

Virtual Learning & Lecture Series

Check out these fun projects you can do at home!

Arts In Education of the Gorge – Instructional Videos

Through a partnership with Arts in Education of the Gorge we are bringing K-12 arts education to you! Learn about watercolors! Free Art Kits available for pick-up.

Bilingual Art
Instructional Videos

Columbia Center for the Arts in collaboration with Arts in Education of the Gorge presents ART FUN! Learn how to make an Easy Peasy Puppet or a Magical Musical Instrument!

Mount Adams Institute
Sense of Place Lecture Series

This lecture series features presenters with a unique knowledge of the Columbia River Gorge, who consider the natural, cultural, and political history that has shaped this place.

CCA Thanks These COVID Relief Sponsors