Columbia Center
for the Arts

215 Cascade Avenue

PO Box 1543

Hood River, OR 97031


Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival

March 28, 7:30pm: The Hapa Hillbillies Play Chaplin


April 7, 7pm: Environmental Troubadour Dana LyonsDana Lyons

April 15, 6:30pm: Peter Marbach
& Janet Cook, Book Signing & TalkWild at Heart

April 17, 8pm: TriptheDark Dance Company: "I Carried a Watermelon": A Dirty Dancing StoryTriptheDark

April 18, 6pm: Internet Cat Video FestivalInternet Cat Video Festival

April 22, 7pm: An Earth Day Celebration:
Sustainability Awards, The Great Wolf Divide, & DiscussionThe Great Wolf Divide

April 25, 4pm & 7:30pm: The Art of MovementArt of Movement

Now online: 2014 Plein Air Wrtiting Anthology Plein Air Writing Anthology

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. 

Literary Arts

Online AnthologyOnline Anthologies

Pacific Northwest Plein Air (Click to view)

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


More Arts

Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival Results

Thank you to all our filmmakers, sponsors, volunteers and attendees for a wonderful festival!
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March 28 at 7:30pm

The Hapa Hillbillies Play Chaplin

Columbia Center for the Arts presents the Hapa Hilbillies Play Chaplin: four early silent films with live music composed and performed by the Hapa Hillbillies with special guests.

Learn More: Hapa Hillbillies Play Chaplin

April 7, 7pm

Environmental Troubadour Dana Lyons

Singer, song-writer Dana Lyons performs his eclectic mix of conservation and social justice music at Hood River's Columbia Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, April 7 at 7pm.  Dana's concert is a benefit for the Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute.

Learn More: Dana Lyons

April 15, 6:30pm

Peter Marbach & Janet Cook, Book Signing & Talk

Peter and Janet will be signing their new book, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, starting at 6:30. At 7pm. Peter will give a presentation on his favorite wild areas in the Columbia River Gorge area.

Learn More: Peter Marbach & Janet Cook

April 17 at 8pm

"I Carried A Watermelon": a Dirty Dancing Story by TriptheDark Dance Company

"I Carried A Watermelon": A Dirty Dancing Story, by Portland dance company TriptheDark, is equal parts homage and irreverence: everything you always loved about Dirty Dancing, and everything you didn't know it was missing.

Learn More: "I Carried a Watermelon"

April 18 at 6pm

Internet Cat Video Festival

Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue and Columbia Center for the Arts proudly present the Internet Cat Video Festival from the Walker ARt Museum. Doors open at 6pm for activities including a raffle, face painting, cat photo contest, local cat videos, silent auction, and more.

Learn More: Internet Cat Video Festival

April 22, 7pm

An Earth Day Celebration: Sustainability Awards, The Great Wolf Divide, & Discussion

Gorge Owned presents the Sustainability Champion Awards, followed by CCA and the Wolf Education and Research Center's screening of The Great Wolf Divide and a discussion about wolves in Oregon.

Learn More: Earth Day Celebration

April 25, 4pm & 7:30pm

The Art of Movement

Columbia Center for the Arts and Columbia Gorge Dance Academy present a celebration of local dance in a wide variety of styles, including lindy hop, salsa, hip hop, tap, performance yoga, and more.

Learn More: The Art of Movement

Now online

Silent Applause of Butterflies: Plein Air Writing Anthology 2014

Download the anthology of the 2014 Plein Air Writing Exhibition and become inspired for this August!
Learn more: Plein Air Writing Anthology

Links to 48 Hour Film Project films

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