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Face to Face Art Exhibit: When: Feb. 8th through Mar. 30th. Where: Sherman Co. Public/School Library in Moro. - 2/8 through 3/30

Mid Columbia Juried Art Exhibit: The Dalles Art Center sponsors this event for local Middle School and H.S. Students. The exhibit will run 2/5/13 through 3/2/13. Entries will be accepted 1/29 through 2/2. Only one entry per student will be accepted. Students must reside and attend a local mid Columbia school. Entries must be the students own work. Flat work must be neatly presented and "hook" ready. All sculptures and 3-D art must be able to be displayed on a pedestal. Entry forms can be found at The Dalles Art Center, any local Middle/High School, or online at A closing reception will take place at TDAC (220 East 4th St., The Dalles) on Saturday, March 2nd from 2PM-4PM. Cash awards will be presented for best of show, judges' choice and people's choice. Special thanks to Ernie's Locks and Keys and Kiwanis for sponsoring this great event! Questions? Call 541-296-4759 - 1/29 through 2/2

Author Brian Doyle: When: Sunday, January 27th from 2-4PM. Where: Hood River Library. - 1/27

Travesties: A Staged Reading: When: Friday and Sat. Jan 18/19 from 7:30PM-9:30PM. Where: Columbia Center for the Arts. - 1/18 and 1/19

Film Screening: Come watch academy award winning film "Inside Job" at Columbia Center for the Arts! When: Wednesday, November 28th at 7:30PM. Where: 215 Cascade Street. Cost: $5. - 11/28

Beginners Watercolor Workshop: When: Saturday/Sunday August 4th/5th from 10AM-4PM. Where: The Dalles Art Center. Call 541-296-4759 for more information. - 8/4 and 8/5

Gorge Artists Create at The Dalles Art Center. Call 541-296-4759 for information! - 8/1 through 8/31

The Wizard of OZ Performance: Plays in the Park! When: Saturday, July 28th at 11AM. Where: The Dalles City Park (5th and Union) Call 541-370-2513 for more information. - 7/28

Open Artist Invitation: Rock Creek Gallery of Stevenson, WA is holding an open artist invitation every Monday from 10AM-Noon. Artists from all genres and levels of experience are invited to come paint in a collective and supportive environment. Cost: FREE. Address: 917 Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, Washington. - 7/23

Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" Performance: The acclaimed Portland Actors Ensemble performs Shakespeare's beloved comedy of mistaken identity. Bring your own chair! Cost: FREE! When: Saturday, July 21st at 3PM. Where: Maryhill Museum of Art. Visit for more info! - 7/21

Nights in While Salmon: Enjoy local arts, wine tasting and more! For more details, check out our Wine Section. - 7/21

The Joy of Collecting: (Art Lecture) Hosted by Sharon and Hank Martin. When: Saturday, July 14th from 3-5PM. Where: Maryhill Museum of Art. Cost: FREE with paid Museum admission. Call 509-773-3733 for more info. - 7/14

Painting the Landscape: En Plain Air with Eric Jacobson. Pre-registration is required. Call 509-773-3733 for details and to sign up! - 7/7 and 7/8

Ask the Authors! Ever wondered where authors get their inspiration for books? What it's like to write books? Novelists Kendare Blake, Katie Kacvinsky and Lissa Price will be on hand to answer your questions Friday, June 2nd at Klindt's Booksellers from 11AM-3PM. - 6/2

Lysistrata Showings: The Theatre Company of The Dalles invites you to attend the play "Lysistrata" at Columbia Gorge Community College Get more info on this event in our Entertainment section. - 5/25, 5/26 and 5/31

Glass Beads Workshop: Where: The Dalles Art Center (220 E. 4th St. The Dalles). When: Saturday, May 26th. Cost: $50 plus + $10 lab fee. Call 541-296-4759 for more information. - 5/26

20th Annual Fine Arts Festival: Where: Sherman Jr./Sr. High School Cafeteria. When: Thursday, May 24th from 6-8:30PM. - 5/24

Congrats to Jeremiah Noonan! His spray painting was selected to represent Oregon in a National Congressional Art Competition! - 5/22

Mosaics With Toms Royal: When: Saturday, March 31st from 10AM-2PM. Where: The Dalles Art Center. Cost: $120 + $50 for supplies. Call 541-296-4759 for more info. - 3/31

TDWHS Musical: Students perform "Mame", Jerry Herman’s Tony Award - winning musical. The musical tells the story of the madcap life of Mame Dennis, a fun-loving, wealthy eccentric with a flair for life and a razor sharp wit.  Her life takes a sudden change when her 10 year old nephew Patrick is entrusted to her care.  She introduces him to her freewheeling bohemian life which is derailed by the stock market crash.  After disastrous attempts at work, she is saved by wealthy Southern plantation owner Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside, is widowed but perseveres with her sense of humor and immense sense of style. Performances run March 15-17 and 22-24 at the school auditorium. Doors open at 7PM. Performance starts at 7:30PM. Tickets: $6.50 (Only $5 for Seniors/Children). - 3/15, 3/16, 3/17, 3/22, 3/23 and 3/24

Lysistrata Auditions: Both big and small parts are available for this ancient Greek comedy directed by Richard Parker. This is a joint production between Columbia Gorge Community College and the Theatre Company of The Dalles. Adult actors only please. Auditions take place on Tuesday, March 20th and Wednesday, March 21st at Columbia Gorge Community College, building 2, floor 3. Please call Richard Parker at (541) 490-4398 for more information. - 3/20 and 3/21

Intro to Watercolor with Gayle Weisfield. When: Tuesday, March 20th. Time: 6-9PM. Cost: $100. Call 541-296-4759 for more info. - 3/20

Writing Retreat Weekend: Get your creative juices flowing with an energizing weekend at the Balch over some wine and great food from Jamie Snell of Lamb's Table. This event is open to writers of all levels. Where: Balch Hotel in Dufur, Oregon. When: March 16-18. Total Fee: $165 which includes a signed copy of “Every Writer Has a Thousand Faces”, a Traditional Room, 20% discount for second night stay. Hors d’oeuvres and wine Friday night. Saturday lunch $15. Saturday night dinner $32. Call the hotel for room reservations 541-467-2277. - 3/16 through 3/18

Mosaics with Toms Royal: at The Dalles Art Center. Time: 10PM-2PM. Cost: $120 plus a $50 supply fee. Call 541-296-4759 for more information. - 3/17

6th Annual Gorge Artists Open Studios Preview Show: Meet the juried artists who will be on the Open Studios Tour and see their exciting new work. Where: The Pines (2nd and State in H.R.) When: Friday, March 2nd from 6PM-8PM. The Gorge Open Studios takes place from April 13th-15th. - 3/2

March Miniatures Open Juried Show: at The Dalles Art Center (220 E. 4th) from March 1-31.

Daddy's Dyin' Who's Got the Will?" Theatre Company of The Dalles presents this adult comedy at Columbia Gorge Community College Little Theatre February 23rd-26 at 7:30PM. Tickets are available at Klindt's Booksellers. Got questions? Call 541-370-2513. - 2/23 through 2/26

Middle and High School Art Show: On display from February 7th-25th at The Dalles Art Center (220 East 4th St.) For more info, call 541-296-4759. - 2/7 through 2/25

"Break a Leg" - The The Dalles Wahtonka High School drama department will present the hysterical comedy "Break a Leg" by John O'Brien on November 3rd-5th and then again November 10th-12th. Tickets are $6.50 for adults and students and $5.00 for senior citizens and kids. Don't miss out on this great deal! This comedy is great fun for the whole family! - 11/3 through 11/5 and 11/10 through 11/12.

Opera Trip: Northern Wasco Co. Parks and Rec has organized a trip on November 6th to Portland to watch "The Marriage of Figaro", one of Mozart's most popular and humorous operas. Cost is $50 or $55 if you live out of district. Transportation is provided. Attendees will depart from The Dalles at 12 Noon from The Dalles. Call 541-296-9533 to register! - 11/6

Oklahoma! Come enjoy a Theatre enrichment outing put on by NWCPRD. The play is part American history, part love story and many parts stirring song and stunning dance! Open to all ages. Attendees will meet at 5PM Friday, October 28th and transportation will be provided to Portland Center Stage. Cost: $25 or $27.50 for out of district. Pre-register by calling 541-296-9533 - 10/28

Guthrie Film Debut and Music Tribute: For more details on this event, see our listing on Museums - 10/22

Goldendale Artist Series at The Dalles Art Center (220 East 4th). 10/3 through 10/22

Beginning Acting for 3rd-5th Graders: Takes places on early release Friday's at Dry Hollow Elementary (Cafeteeria) from 10/21 through 2/17. Call NWPRD at 541-296-9533 for more info. - 10/21 through 2/17

Art Ladders: Check out over 100 multi-colored ladders celebrating family farms of the Gorge at the Discovery Center. The installation will be on display all of October and is one of many attractions celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Gorge Scenic Act. - 10/1 through 10/31

4th Annual Vintage Evening of Wine & Art Benefit Auction: Where: Gorge Discovery Center. Time: 6-9PM. Call Roxie at 541-296-8600 for more info. - 10/8

Wasco County Library Book Sale: From 10AM-Noon on Saturday, October 1st (722 Court St, The Dalles). - 10/1

Gorge Artists Series Claudia Camus displays her photography and Charlene Fort shows off her blown glass at The Dalles Art Center all month long - 9/1 through 9/30

Riverside Quilters: Come to the Sherman County Historical Museum (200 Dewey Street, Moro) and check out local quilters/jewelry designers from Moro, Rufus, Goldendale, Wasco and Antelope! Hours: 10AM-5PM. - 7/1 through 7/31

Trout Lake Festivals of the Arts: Come enjoy fine arts, music and tasty eats! - 7/16 through 7/18

Ice Age Floods Institute: (Columbia Gorge Chapter) at 1PM at the White Salmon Library. ( - 7/17

Theater: at the Riverenza in The Dalles! Starts at 7PM! Get tickets at Klindt's Booksellers! - 7/15 and 7/16

Artful Artifacts: Museum Inspiration Exhibit @ Hist. Museum of Hood River County. - 6/6 through 6/30

"Painting Outdoors at Maryhill" With Jerry Fenter. Time: 11AM-4PM; Cost: $40/day. Call TD Art Center for more info: 541.296.4759. - 6/18 and 6/19

Maryhill Museum of Art: "Process & Presence: Selections - Museum of Contemporary Craft". - 6/1 through 6/30

Gorge Artists Open Studios: Featuring: ceramic and fiber artists, painters, sculptors, jewelers, digital artists, photographers and furniture makers - all showing their work in their homes and studios. Full-color tour guides ($15) with maps and area highlights are now available at the Chamber. For more details, contact TDACC: 541.296.2231.

Exhibit @ The Dalles Art Center: Kay Skov (Wall Hangings), Heather Marlow (Fabric Arts) and Vicki Van Koten (Wall Hangings). Address: 220 E. 4th St, The Dalles. Opening reception is on 4/17 at 5PM. - 4/17 through 4/30

Ceramics Lecture w/Jim Koudelka at Maryhill Museum. Call 509.773.3733 for more info. - 4/23

Beginning Oil Painting with Todd Smith. 6:30-9PM at TD Art Center. Cost: $100/series. Call 541-296-4759 for more info. - 4/21 and 4/28