Welcome to the Columbia Art Center blog. Here you’ll find articles about art, information about happenings at the Columbia Art Center, posts by our visiting guest artists, book and art reviews, and more. Please join our art conversation!

When Art Touches Your Heart

Earlier this year, we conducted extensive research into the possibility of bringing year-round children’s theatre to Columbia Arts. We looked into the over thirty K-12 schools in the Gorge to see what kind of access kids had to live theatre—as…

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A Beautiful Holiday Show

Holiday Gift Show Every year from the day after Thanksgiving until December 24, Columbia Arts hosts our Holiday Gift Show in the Gallery—featuring art from local and regional artists. This year’s show is exceptionally beautiful, with something for everyone. Exquisite…

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Culture in Oregon

The Oregon Cultural Trust Here at the Center grants account for about 30% percent of our revenue, and we are so grateful to the foundations and organizations that support us and help us deliver on our mission. For two years…

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When Text Inspires Art

Author and artist Jill Kelly was the curator for our October Gallery exhibition, 1000 Words: Visual Response to Literary Works. Jill wrote a poem about her experience that we want to share with you. When Text Inspires Art  by Jill…

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Thoughts From An Exhibition Juror

Photographer Adrian Klein from the group Photo Cascadia recently juried our August photography show "Scenes from the Gorge." Adrian wrote a blog about the experience he is letting us share with our readers. Enjoy! THOUGHTS FROM A JUROR by Adrian…

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Great Documentaries

Great Documentaries to Watch I love all kinds of movies. For a few years I was a film critic on the radio and television, and I wrote a column in a women’s publication in Portland. When you review movies you…

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Please Read

Please Read In this blog post I’m pretty sure I’m going to come off sounding like someone’s nagging old  grandma, but I’m not going to let that deter me from saying what I believe so strongly in my heart and…

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