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 21, 22 & 23, 2023
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.