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Jacquie Barone




Columbia Center for the Arts

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Jacquie's Story

Art has always been part of my life, from a young child simply arranging seashells on the sand, to watching my mother spending hours mixing oils over her easel, to owning my own commercial art business and then on to inspiring  my own children to find their own artist within.  

Some of the most touching moments with art was when I had the opportunity to volunteer to teach art in the elementary school.  One day a child told me they could not participate in the class because they were not an artist. I told him that  'Everyone is an artist. You just need to find it within you". Moments later the same child would create the most amazing piece of art along with a new sense of confidence and a smile on his face that could light up a room. That gift changed his world. 

Art is a diverse range of human activities that expresses our individuality in the form of visual, audio and performing artworks. It allows one to express themselves, to go deep down to that emotional power within us. It also allows those who get to experience these artworks to find something within themselves and gives them the opportunity to learn and be inspired by others. 

The Columbia Center for the Arts is a special place in our community where so many expressions of our human selves can create change in all that get the opportunity to experience it. It may come in the form of children art camps, dance and music performances, visual creations and so much more. In this trying time of quarantine and uncertainty, the arts and the Art Center are even more important than ever.  We need art to help guide us through this most difficult time, to help sooth our inner soul and to inspire us to grow and find the positive in what is to come. 

So today as this fundraising campaign begins and I celebrate my 50 something Birthday, I ask that you too see the positive in art and in the Columbia Art Center and help me reach my fundraising goal and beyond and make art and human creativity prosper in our community. Together we can continue to make change, inspire and it would be the best birthday gift ever!

May you all find your "Artist" within.


Columbia Center for the Arts's Story

Our story begins with community, and connection with art. The arts have the power to ignite the imagination and transform how we see the world.  It calls us together for shared creative experiences.

As the Gorge grows and changes our community’s need for an arts center only gets stronger. When we open again at full capacity Columbia Center for the Arts has big plans as an innovative arts hub with mind blowing lectures and new voices, diverse theatre performances, more music and dance, new artistic collaborations, creative online classes...anything is possible - that is the beauty of a community art space

But we can’t do it without your help, now more than ever. The unexpected challenges we all face have put CCAs existence at risk.

What would you lose without a community arts center? 

- A professional theatre to showcase local performers and bring big-city acts to downtown Hood River
- A light-filled gallery space for artists to show their work, often for the very first time
- Arts classes that encourage young and… older to grow as an artist or become one
- Opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself
- A gathering place to celebrate where we live

Last year CCA held over 30 visual art exhibits, produced over 100 live events and performances, and over 80 arts education experiences, 1/2 of which were free.

We can’t imagine our community without CCA, and hope you feel the same way. 

It’s a fact that community art spaces improve social connection and engagement, remove age and socioeconomic barriers and help sustain the local economy. Let’s not lose that.

YOU have the power to keep this arts center in our community. Your support will help us weather this crisis and make our plans a reality. 

Help us stay strong so we can hold you up with the power of the arts!


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Continue to build to programs and events in our community. Keep up the good work!

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CCA is my most favorite gallery in Hood River, everytime I'm in the area, stopping by is a number one priority!

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Great Job Team..:-)

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