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 5, 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
September 6, 2014 @ 8:00 am – September 7, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Annual Hood River Fly-In @ Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum | Hood River | Oregon | United States
Come celebrate WAAAM Air and Auto Museum’s Birthday. Enjoy hundreds of visiting airplanes, food and activities. See airplanes close at hand and visit with the pilots. Museum open 9-5. Lions Club breakfast 8 am Sat/Sun. Free shuttle to airplane and biplane rides. Acres … Continue reading
September 6, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Bridge of the Gods Bridge Walk @ Bridge of the Gods | Cascade Locks | Oregon | United States
The Second Annual Bridge Walk across the Bridge of the Gods is September 6th. The Bridge will be closed from 9:00-9:45. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy the panoramic view from the Bridge, listen to Bagpipes and take photos … Continue reading
September 8, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Take time to appreciate the Harvest moon on Monday, Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m., when the Discovery Center offers a free interpretive walk down the scenic Riverfront Trail. Meet natural and cultural history interpreter Steve Thompson in front of the Discovery Center … Continue reading
“Sirius Disclosure" UFO Film at Discovery Center @ Columbia Gorge Discovery Center | The Dalles | Oregon | United States
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents a dinner and screening of the controversial film “Sirius Disclosure”, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. and the film starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The … Continue reading
September 13, 2014 @ 10:00 am – September 13, 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
September 20, 2014 @ 9:00 am – September 20, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
International Model A Day at the WAAAM Air and Auto Museum @ Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum | Hood River | Oregon | United States
Come celebrate Model A Day at the WAAAM Air and Auto Museum. Bring your Model A out for a fall drive and share the joy of antique car ownership with the world. There is nothing like seeing all of these … Continue reading
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
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
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