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CAST Theatre 2015-16 Season

CAST Theatre 2015-16 season subscriptions are now available.

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1st Friday Festivities

Join us for amazing showings of our local artists – read more.

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Shop our Gallery

Visit our Gallery to find unique gifts, including paintings, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, and more.

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Best of the Gorge 2015

June 5-August 2, 2015


This June and July the Gallery will exhibit fabulous artwork submitted by mid-Columbia residents in a long-standing tradition of a juried exhibition showcasing the Best of the Gorge…

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CAST Theatre Presents:

Next to Normal by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt


CAST Theatre and Columbia Center for the Arts present the summer musical Next To Normal in July 2015.  Next To Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness…

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Pacific NW Plein Air 2015 Writing Exhibition

August 3-5, 2015


Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) will host its 11th annual Pacific Northwest Plein Air event from August 3-5, 2015. Artists are invited to spend three days visiting some of the most visually remarkable sites in the Gorge. As in previous years, the event features a “Paint-Out” for visual artists and a “Write-Out” for writers.

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Pacific NW Plein Air 2015 Paint-Out Exhibition

August 7-30, 2015


Pacific Northwest Plein Air is a series of events featuring the art and literary work of accomplished painters and writers.  Artists and writers from around the country will draw creative inspiration from the incredible vistas throughout the Gorge and the Pacific Northwest. Watch the artists paint at locations (tba) in the Gorge or at the QuickDraw event during which the artists will set up and paint within a two-hour timeframe in Hood River’s downtown. Come and see the stunning exhibit of Plein Air landscapes hung salon-style and on display during the month of August at Columbia Art Gallery. Attend the Collector’s Preview Party, August 7 4-6pm, for first choice of purchase, or the Opening Reception 6-8pm to meet the artists and the award-winners for the event.

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