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About CCA


To cultivate the arts in the Columbia River Gorge by providing experiences that touch the heart, challenge the intellect, and spark conversation.


To support a community that values, participates and partners in the arts.


Columbia Center for the Arts is dedicated to offering a wide range of opportunities for students, artists, and audiences to engage with the arts and with the local community. We operate a centrally located facility in Hood River, OR, that has space for fine art and a craft gallery for exhibiting the sale of visual artwork, a theatre/auditorium for performing arts, and multi-use spaces for educational arts programming. In an effort to connect and benefit the arts community for all ages, backgrounds and all levels of experience. We value art-making as an essential part of a vibrant and healthy society.

CCA’s objective is to create a cultural destination in Hood River, OR, with facilities that enable the arts to thrive in the Columbia River Gorge. An additional goal is to draw a variety of artists and art groups from throughout the Pacific Northwest to not only enhance and improve the arts, but to help boost the region’s economy and quality of life.


Columbia Center for the Arts consists of many individuals working to increase access to the arts and provide unique educational opportunities. Members of the staff, Board of Directors, and outstanding volunteers play a key role in helping CCA thrive.


  • CCA’s facility features a 1,700 square-foot gallery, a 136-fixed seat black box theatre, and a 700-square-foot multi-use studio/classroom space.