ART in the GORGE

In an area so rich in beautiful scenery, it makes perfect sense that the Columbia River Gorge is full of artists. Local art work can be found on display at numerous coffee shops and restaurants in the Gorge. Galleries are located within every community with opportunities to meet artists. Murals and bronze statues are present, beautifully showcasing and representing the history of the area. We invite you on a journey to discover all the beauty and talent the Gorge has to offer.

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What is Art?

Art is an expression of a creative skill with a result of a finished pieice of work. It consists of an activity which expresses an imaginative mind. An artists feels satisifaction from others enjoying and experiencing their work. A craft is an art that is of use, for example, coffee cups that are made from clay or hand made jewelery. Visiting an art gallery can be very relaxing and awe inspiring. Artists feel a natural “high” when creating and are very driven in releasing their inner emotions as they develope their art.
Art can be so many things: sketching, dance, music, drawing, painting, photography, poetry, sculpting, acting, glass blowing, jewelery, making stained glass, mosiaic, quilting and so much more.

An historic painted mural of horse drawn carriage days accompanied by bronze sculptures

Mark your calendar

Attend the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour on April 26, 27 & 28, 2024
More than 40 Columbia Gorge artists will open their studios for conversations about their vision, thoughts and process. Join us for this spectacular opportunity and tour of studios in the Columbia River Gorge.

Carson Art Gallery is a 100 year old garage with a community of artists in Carson, Washington

Carson Art Garage


The Carson Art Garage is a community. A community of art and artists in a community renowned for natural beauty. Sometimes a vision is not completely in focus until you are standing within it. The Gorge inspires all community members and visitors alike. This is the spot, this town, this building in this beautiful setting. Please visit us in Carson, Washington.

962 Wind River Hwy, Carson, WA     703-624-0892     visit website

Discover the fine art of custom framing with Columbia River Gallery in Troutdale, Oregon

Columbia River Gallery


We design framing that elevates your art without overwhelming it, preserves and protects it, and suits your personality, home or work place. We have an endless selection of moulding and matting options, including one-of-a-kind frames and artisan mats. Other services include photo restoration, glass replacement, and framing makeovers. Whether you know exactly what you want, would like to be walked through all of the possibilities or prefer to leave it up to us, we’re confident you’ll love the end result.

303 E Columbia River Highway, Troutdale, OR     503-491-8407     visit website

Maryhill Museum of Art, located in Goldendale, Washington, is one of the Northwest's most fascinating cultural destinations

Maryhill Museum of Art


Set on a stunning 5,300-acre site overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill Museum of Art is one of the Northwest’s most fascinating cultural destinations. Exhibitions include early 20th century American and European works — you can see 80 works by Auguste Rodin — an extensive Native American collection, haute couture from the 1940s and much more. Family activities, outdoor sculpture garden, café and museum shop make for a well-rounded experience.

35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, WA     509-773-3733     visit website