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CCA New Beginnings – Strategic Plan Unveiling!

CCA New Beginnings – Strategic Plan Unveiling!

CCA New Beginnings – Strategic Plan Unveiling!

Columbia Arts New Beginning

Come celebrate with us as we share the Five Year Strategic Plan


June 17, 2023 | 5:00pm at CCA

Artists showing: Valerie Erichsen Thomson, Chas Martin and Rachel Harvey

Learn more here

Music by Tim Mayer

As you may have heard, Columbia Arts is in the middle of building its future through a five-year strategic planning process. The board of directors and a small group of community members have been working to reinvent the organization and chart a path forward for full recovery after the pandemic-related shut-downs dealt a severe blow to the organization.

A great deal of public input has been received through public input sessions and survey responses and is now being used to help craft the plan that will move the organization forward. During this crucial time, the board has been expanded to include a total of seven members, which has really helped to bring in new perspectives. It truly is a time of New Beginnings.

The Strategic Plan will be ready and shared with the public on June 17th, 5:00 p.m. at the Center for the Arts.

Save the date cards will be coming out soon and there will be more information about the event posted on the website as well.

We hope you will join us for this fun event to learn about what’s next for Columbia Arts and how you can be involved!

Meanwhile, we thought you might enjoy a bit of a teaser.

The Mission of Columbia Arts is to promote and provide an equity based, accessible, arts rich environment in the Columbia Gorge.

Come learn about the plan and how you can help make it work! This is a community informed plan and it needs our community to help implement it. This is a historic time for Columbia Arts and we want to share it with the community

You can read the full story of our Strategic Business Planning Project here.

You can download your copy of the plan here.


Questions? Email us at


Thank you to the Union Pacific Railroad and Oregon Cultural Trust for funding this project, and to the Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD).

  • June 17, 2023
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • June 17, 2023
    5:00pm - 9:00pm


Venue Phone: 541-387-8877

Venue Website:

215 Cascade Ave, Hood River, 97031, United States


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.

  • June 17, 2023
    5:00pm - 9:00pm