Columbia Center
for the Arts

215 Cascade Street

PO Box 1543

Hood River, OR 97031



Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival


Art of Movement

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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Career Opportunity

Marketing Manager

In support of the mission and the goals of the Columbia Center for the Arts, the Marketing Manager works in conjunction with the Executive Director, CCA Staff, the committees and various other stakeholders to create and implement a comprehensive, integrated marketing strategy that reflects the mission and values of the company and achieves institutional audience development goals.

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May 31st

C'est Si Bon, An Elegant Evening
with Susanna Mars home sponsors 2013 films 2013 award winners call

Susannah Mars will present a cabaret concert combining her acting and musical talents and our audience will enjoy an elegant assortment of hors d’oeuvre’s courtesy of Ben Stenn and his team from Celilo.
Learn more: C'est Si Bon

April 22nd

The Clean Bin Project

Gorge Grown and The Center present the film The Clean Bin Project, an award-winning documentary film that looks at our "throw-away society."
Learn More: The Clean Bin Project

April 23rd

Mt. Hood Independent Film Series:
Best of Kid's Films

Watch what these amazing young film makers contributed to our very own Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival this past November.

Learn More: Best of Kid's Films

April 26th

Art of Movement

This event will showcase a wide range of dance and movement available in the Columbia Gorge.  

Learn More: Art of Movement

May 3rd

Creativity Lab: Self Publishing with out Tears

Author & publisher Ron Lovell and actor & screenwriter Nick Sharma will present a guide to publishing and marketing books, from manuscript to finished product.
Learn More: Self Publishing with out Tears

May 21st

Author Talk: Mt Hood National Forest by Cheryl Hill

The book chronicles the history from its beginnings in 1908 as the Oregon National Forest, its renaming to Mount Hood National Forest in 1924 and to its current standing as a beloved area comprised of more than a million acres.

Learn More: Author Talk

May 24th

Cormac and His Comrades

Phoenix Theatre performs a new play about a young man's quest to find work to support his ailing mother.
Learn More: Cormac and His Comrades

May 28th

Mt. Hood Independent Film Series:

Veeps: Profiles in Insignificance is the story of Bill and Wayne — two middle-aged men in search of their American dream, their lives at a disappointing stall.
Learn More: VEEPS

May 29th

Exploring Antioquia Whitewater Kayaking-First Descents in Columbia with Todd Wells and Eric Parker

In the fall of 2013 eight elite kayakers from around the world undertook a most epic whitewater kayaking expedition in the heart of central Colombia.
Learn More: Exploring Antioquia

June 2nd Registration Deadline

48 Hour Film Project

The Columbia Gorge 48 Hour Film Project invites all filmmakers, from first-timers to experienced crews, for their second annual short film competition in early June. Participants will be given a list of requirements for their films and must then plan, shoot, edit and submit a 4 to 7 minute film in only 48 hours.

Learn More: 48 hour Film Project

June 27th - 30th 2014

Theatre Roadtrip to Oregon Shakespeare Festival:
Wait List is Open

Join Columbia Center for the Arts as we travel to Ashland, Oregon June 27th-30th 2014 to experience the Oregon Shakespeare Festival! See three great performances, stay at the lovely Ashland Springs Hotel and travel by private coach.

Learn More: Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Links to 48 Hour Film Project films

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