Welcome to Columbia Gorge Arts & Culture!

Columbia Gorge Arts and Culture Alliance (CGACA) supports and promotes a large, diverse, and highly creative Arts, Culture, and Heritage community along the Oregon/Washington border ‘State of the Gorge’. This website is a resource for connecting visitors and local residents with Gorge area Arts, Culture, and Heritage news and events. Share your own events (no product ads); REGISTER to post your own or use this FORM to SUBMIT one. brushStroke_h1

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Ellen Dittebrandt, RIP

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We’re sad to report that Ellen Dittebrandt, a wonderful local artist and top Mosier firefighter, died Sunday after her bicycle was hit from behind by a pickup truck around 6:20 am along I-84 near the offramp to Viento State Park, west of Hood River.
Ellen. at 52. was a dynamic force … Read more>>>

Gorge Artists Create

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The Dalles Art Center “Gorge Artists Create” is an open juried show, opening Tuersday, Aug 5th with a reception on Friday, Aug 7th, 5-7pm. This year, the theme of the show is “water”.
“Gorge Artists Create” is an annual favorite with our artists, members, and community. Sixty-three works of art by … Read more>>>

New Art & Culture Tour Map Preview

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Beautiful, Convenient, Useful, Thorough, Awesome…the “2.0 version” of our Columbia Gorge Art and Culture Tour map features a wealth of interesting, educational, and beautiful art and culture sites open to residents and visitors throughout the Columbia Gorge region of Washington and Oregon. The printed map will be available just in time for the spring/summer visitor high … Read more>>>

Trout Lake Art Studio – Destino Fine Art & Craft

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Artists Ardis DeFreece and Deborah Nelson share the Trout Lake Art Studio, aka Destino Fine Art & Craft. Ardis is a realist painter, draftswoman, and teaches classes. Deborah makes traditional hooked wool rugs and paintings in oil.
Trout Lake Art Studio is open for classes and events by appointment (call (360)907-1660) or by … Read more>>>

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September 28, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – September 28, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
Hood River Hops Fest @ Downtown Hood River | Hood River | Oregon | United States
It’s a beer-lover’s dream when fresh-hopped brews from more than three dozen, Northwest craft brewers are on tap at the Hood River Hops Fest. The event showcases Hood River County’s own microbreweries as well as some of the best of … Continue reading
October 3, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Friday in Hood River @ Downtown Hood River | Hood River | Oregon | United States
First Friday is a community event, celebrated each year in downtown Hood River on the First Friday of each month from May through October. The event is a promotion to increase business and awareness of downtown businesses. But more importantly, … Continue reading
October 11, 2014 @ 10:00 am – October 11, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Second Saturday at WAAAM Air and Auto Museum @ Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum | Hood River | Oregon | United States
The Second Saturday of each month the WAAAM Air and Auto Museum opens the doors to roll out and run some of its antique airplanes and cars. Visitors watch airplane operations up close and may get to ride in old … Continue reading
October 17, 2014 – October 20, 2014 all-day
Hood River Valley Harvest Fest @ Hood River Event Site | Hood River | Oregon | United States
Each fall, the Hood River Valley in the Columbia River Gorge hosts an old-fashioned harvest festival with local produce, food products, arts and crafts, wine, cider and beer tasting, live music, a kid’s zone, and all the best the county … Continue reading
Mozart Requiem presented by the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association @ Wy'east Middle School Performing Arts Center | Hood River | Oregon | United States
  Join us for our first concert of the season, when the Sinfonietta, Voci Choir, and soloists from Pacific University present Mozart’s immortal REQUIEM. Also on the program is the Overture to Tannhauser by Wagner.
Mozart Requiem presented by the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association @ Wy'east Middle School Performing Arts Center | Hood River | Oregon | United States
Join us for our first concert of the season, when the Sinfonietta, Voci Choir, and soloists from Pacific University present Mozart’s immortal REQUIEM. Also on the program is the Overture to Tannhauser by Wagner.
October 31, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Safe Halloween  @ Hood River Downtown & Heights | Hood River | Oregon | United States
As part of their annual celebration of Halloween, Hood River merchants will welcome ghouls and goblins from 5-7pm on October 31. To ensure a “Safe Halloween” time for everyone, the City of Hood River will close Oak Street between 1st … Continue reading
November 8, 2014 @ 9:00 am – November 8, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Second Saturday at WAAAM Air and Auto Museum @ Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum | Hood River | Oregon | United States
The Second Saturday of each month the WAAAM Air and Auto Museum opens the doors to roll out and run some of its antique airplanes and cars. Visitors watch airplane operations up close and may get to ride in old … Continue reading
November 8, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Dalles Art Association Annual Art Auction @ THE DALLES ART CENTER | The Dalles | Oregon | United States
SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, November 8th The Dalles Art Association annual art auction, “An Evening in Provence”
December 5, 2014 – December 25, 2014 all-day
Hood River Holidays @ Downtown Hood River | Hood River | Oregon | United States
Tis the season and Hood River, Oregon is the place to be. Known as the “Holiday Town of Oregon,” downtown Hood River is ready again this year to transform into a classic holiday setting. Along the main street, visitors will … Continue reading
December 13, 2014 @ 9:00 am – December 13, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Second Saturday at WAAAM Air and Auto Museum @ Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum | Hood River | Oregon | United States
The Second Saturday of each month the WAAAM Air and Auto Museum opens the doors to roll out and run some of its antique airplanes and cars. Visitors watch airplane operations up close and may get to ride in old … Continue reading
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