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About CCA


Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is located in downtown Hood River, Oregon in the heart of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. This thriving art center increases and enhances the opportunities for artists and residents of the greater Columbia River Gorge community to participate in arts education and the literary, performing, and visual arts.

We invite you to visit often to discover the arts and artists of the Columbia River Gorge.


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


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 in the arts and in their community. We administer and maintain a centrally located facility that houses a gallery for the exhibiting and sale of visual artwork, a theatre/auditorium for performing arts, and multi-use spaces for artistic skill-building programs that are fundamental to our mission. These ongoing activities connect and benefit the arts community and all ages of the general public.

Some of our featured programs include a year-round CCA Children’s Theatre program, a Seniors & the Arts program, National Theatre Live broadcasts, monthly Gallery exhibitions, and much more.

Our Team includes volunteers, donors, and sponsors as well as paid consultants and staff who work together run this art hub that fosters collaboration and interaction between artists, community and local businesses. We value art-making as an essential part of a vibrant and healthy society.

Our overall goal is to create a cultural destination in Hood River, with facilities that enable the arts to thrive in the Gorge. An additional goal was to draw a variety of artists and art groups to not only enhance and improve the arts, but to help boost the region’s economy as well as improve the overall 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 our various CCA committees play a key role in helping to make the Center thrive. Find a complete list of names here.


  • Our facility features a 1700- square-foot gallery, a 160-seat black box theatre and, a 700-square-foot multi-use studio/classroom space.
  • Art Gallery– with monthly exhibitions and a Gallery Shop with local art.
  • Education & Outreach–Offers classes and arts access for children and adults.
  • CCA Presents–Presents film, dance, music, and other arts entertainment from around the world.