Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is located in downtown Hood River, Oregon in the heart of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. This thriving arts center enhances opportunities for artists and residents of the greater Columbia River Gorge community and throughout the Pacific Northwest to participate in visual and preforming arts, and arts education.
We invite you to visit often to discover the arts and artists of the Columbia River Gorge and Pacific Northwest.
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.
WHAT WE DO
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 houses a fine art and craft gallery for the exhibition and sales of visual artwork, a theatre/auditorium for performing arts, and multi-use spaces for educational arts programming. These ongoing activities connect and benefit the arts community for all ages and all levels of experience.
Some of our featured programs include a year-round Children’s Theatre program, Teen Apprenticeship Program, a Seniors & the Arts program, National Theatre Live broadcasts, monthly fine art and craft 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.
CCA’s overall goal 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.
THE CCA TEAM
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.
ABOUT THE FACILITY
- 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.
- CCA’s fine art and craft gallery offers monthly rotating exhibitions for the display and sales of artworks from local and regional artists.
- CCA offers unique arts education opportunities in both theatre & visual arts for youth and adults.
- CCA’s theatre presents ongoing events such as performance-based arts, film, theatre, dance, music, and other creative entertainment.