Columbia Center
for the Arts

215 Cascade Avenue

PO Box 1543

Hood River, OR 97031


Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival

March 2: Ronny Cox: Songs, Stories, and
Out and Out Lies, 7:30pmRonnie Cox

March 4: Sense of Place Lecture, 7pmSense of Place

March 11-12: Lunafest, 7pmLunafest

March 20-22: Columbia High School Drama Club
Presents Much Ado Out WestMuch Ado Out West

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


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

April 18: Internet Cat Video Festival, 6pmInternet Cat Video Festival

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!


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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 2 at 7:30pm

Ronny Cox: Songs, Stories, and Out and Out Lies.

Columbia Center for the Arts proudly presents a very special evening with famous actor, writer, singer, songwriter Ronny Cox.

Learn More: Ronny Cox in concert

March 4 at 7pm

GO! Sense of Place Lecture: Michael McCloskey, Oregon's Special History in Conserving its Environment

Gorge Owned (GO!) invites you to learn about the roots of Oregon’s conservation movement from one of its earliest activists.

Learn More: Sense of Place

March 11-12 at 7pm

Lunafest 2015

Presented by Hood River Soroptimist and CCA, this season’s program of eight selected films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and motivate you to make a difference in your community.

Learn More: Lunafest 2015

March 20-22

Much Ado Out West

Columbia High School Drama Club Presents Much Ado Out West. This Western romp is inspired from Shakespeare's hilarious battle-of-the-sexes romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.

Learn More: Much Ado Out West

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 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

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