Columbia Center
for the Arts

215 Cascade Street

PO Box 1543

Hood River, OR 97031


The Greatest Good

Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival

Columbia Center for the Arts ... Has More Arts!

Columbia Center for the Arts' has something for everyone. We regularly host music events, film, literary events, book discussions, and other special events of interest to communities we serve.

We encourage partnerships with other organizations and individuals. If you're interested in developing an event or a series of events, please let us know. Call us at 541-387-8877. 

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Music, Film, Literature... and a Lot More!


More Arts

August 13th at 7:00PM

Mark Harvey Slideshow Lecture

Columbia Center for the Arts is honored to bring Mark Harvey for a slideshow lecture presentation on August 13th at 7:00 p.m. This presentation is sponsored by the National Forest Service and is being presented as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Wilderness Act and in conjunction with the Art in the Wild show.

Learn More: Mark Harvey Slideshow Lecture

August 20th

William O. Douglas Presentation

John Concillo presents a video/lecture on the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the works of William O. Douglas, Supreme Court Justice and Wilderness Act Advocate. Concillo’s presentation includes a short video and lecture on the work and life of Douglas long-time Trout Lake, Washington resident.

Learn More: William O. Douglas Presentation

August 23rd at 7:00PM

Christina Rusnak Performance

Christina's performance explores the idea of natural process through the lens of the 2012 fire that ravaged part of Mt Adams. As the only aural artist of Art in the Wild, Christina will discuss, how composers interpret the landscape aurally instead of visually.

Learn More: Christina Rusnak Performance

August 27th at 7:30PM

The Greatest Good

Columbia Center for the Arts is proud to show the film The Greatest Good: A Forest Service Centennial Film as part of our monthly film series. In honor of the month long celebration of Art in the Wild and the 50th anniversary of the wilderness act.

Learn More: The Greatest Good

September 6th at 7:30PM

Amber Charms

Showcasing a selection of award-winning performers and internationally acclaimed artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, Amber Charms displays traditional and contemporary interpretations of the ancient art form known as belly dance.

Learn More: Amber Charms

September 19th & 20th at 7:00PM

Too Much Coffee Man Opera

Columbia Center for the Arts and Maryhill Museum team up to present a zany, hilarious, and romantic tribute to the wonders of coffee bordering on the fantastical. Running just two nights Sept. 19th & 20th, Too Much Coffee Man Opera is based on the comic character of Shannon Wheeler, with music by Emmy-Winning composer Daniel Steven Crafts.

Learn More: Too Much Coffee Man Opera

Links to 48 Hour Film Project films

Find links to all of the completed films here: 48 Hour Film Project