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Past Exhibits & Shows

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  • Kids Create!
    Kids Create!
    Multiple Dates
    Jul 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Jul 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Every Saturday, young artists of all skill levels have the opportunity to unleash their imagination and explore various forms of artistic expression. This drop-in class emphasizes the significance of creativity in childhood development.
  • Artist Talk: Cheryl Hahn
    Artist Talk: Cheryl Hahn
    Jul 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Jul 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Join Sally Johnson as she interviews Cheryl Hahn.
  • Summer Art Camp Week 3: Ceramics
    Summer Art Camp Week 3: Ceramics
    Jul 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 19, 2024, 4:30 PM
    Jul 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 19, 2024, 4:30 PM
    Create lifelong memories for your child! The Dalles Art Center Summer Art Camp is a week of exploration, creativity and fun. No experience is necessary. This is a supportive environment for kids entering grades 2 - 6 to engage with art and make new friends.
  • Cheryl Hahn Opening Night Reception
    Cheryl Hahn Opening Night Reception
    Jul 11, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Jul 11, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    This exhibition focuses on the act of drawing and how it is integrated into paintings and other mixed media work.
  • Summer Camp Week 2: Ceramic Hand Building
    Summer Camp Week 2: Ceramic Hand Building
    Jul 09, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 12, 2024, 4:30 PM
    Jul 09, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 12, 2024, 4:30 PM
    Create lifelong memories for your child! The Dalles Art Center Summer Art Camp is a week of exploration, creativity and fun. No experience is necessary. This is a supportive environment for kids entering grades 2 - 6 to engage with art and make new friends.
  • Fine Arts for Youth
    Fine Arts for Youth
    Jul 01, 2024, 2:00 PM – Jul 22, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Jul 01, 2024, 2:00 PM – Jul 22, 2024, 4:00 PM
    This fine arts program will teach the basics of line work, charcoal, watercolor and acrylics to middle school and high school aged students.
  • Family Art Day - Sharpie Tie Dye
    Family Art Day - Sharpie Tie Dye
    Jun 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Jun 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Bring your white cotton pieces and join us for a summer family art day!
  • Summer Art Camp Week 1: Forest Friends Watercolor Camp
    Summer Art Camp Week 1: Forest Friends Watercolor Camp
    Jun 25, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 28, 2024, 4:30 PM
    Jun 25, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 28, 2024, 4:30 PM
    Create lifelong memories for your child! The Dalles Art Center Summer Art Camp is a week of exploration, creativity and fun. No experience is necessary. This is a supportive environment for kids entering grades 2 - 6 to engage with art and make new friends.
  • Introduction to Ice Dying
    Introduction to Ice Dying
    Jun 22, 2024, 1:00 PM – Jun 23, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Jun 22, 2024, 1:00 PM – Jun 23, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Learn the basics of ice dying with Teresa Hepker and Louise Sargent
  • Artist Talk: Freedom Sisters Roadshow
    Artist Talk: Freedom Sisters Roadshow
    Jun 13, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Jun 13, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Join Sally Johnson as she interviews Barbara Kilkenny, Abigal Kaehler, Denise Jiminez and Jan Byrkit of The Freedom Sisters Roadshow.
  • Youth Venture Into Watercolor
    Youth Venture Into Watercolor
    Jun 01, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Jun 01, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Intro to watercolor for youth in or entering grades 6 through 9.
  • Venture Into Watercolor
    Venture Into Watercolor
    May 31, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    May 31, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Intro to watercolor painting.
  • Freedom Sisters Roadshow Opening Night Reception
    Freedom Sisters Roadshow Opening Night Reception
    May 30, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    May 30, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    The Freedom Sisters Road Show is an exhibit of upcycled functional art by four regional artists: Barbara Kilkenny, Abigal Kaehler, Denise Jiminez and Jan Byrkit.
  • Freedom Sisters Road Show
    Freedom Sisters Road Show
    May 30, 2024, 11:00 AM – Jul 05, 2024, 5:00 PM
    May 30, 2024, 11:00 AM – Jul 05, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Don't throw it away baby! Upcycled Functional Art by Barbara Kilkenny, Abigal Kaehler, Denise Jiminez and Jan Byrkit. Opening Night Party: Thursday, May 30th, 5 - 7 pm. Free.
  • Kids Create!
    Kids Create!
    Multiple Dates
    May 25, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    May 25, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Every Saturday, young artists of all skill levels have the opportunity to unleash their imagination and explore various forms of artistic expression. This drop-in class emphasizes the significance of creativity in childhood development.
  • Family Art Day
    Family Art Day
    May 25, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    May 25, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Wasco County Conservation District Presents: Conserving Natural Resources in Wasco County (one landowner at a time)
    Wasco County Conservation District Presents: Conserving Natural Resources in Wasco County (one landowner at a time)
    May 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Ever wonder what a Conservation District is, or what kind of work they do? Come learn about Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District, and our mission to assist local landowners to protect and conserve the natural resources that provide the foundation of our quality of life.
  • Hollywood Glam Gala - TDAC's Annual Fundraiser Party
    Hollywood Glam Gala - TDAC's Annual Fundraiser Party
    May 18, 2024, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Join us on May 18th at Sunshine Mill Winery for TDAC's Annual Gala! This year the theme is Hollywood Glam! Pick your favorite Hollywood era and dress your red-carpet appearance at your film premier! Please click the link below to purchase tickets.
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2022 Student Art Exhibit

Artwork by Middle, High and Elementary School students, plus a celebration of the life of Doug Leash.

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GAOS 2022

Presenting the art of Stephanie Johnson and Daiva Harris.

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Contemporary Native Voices

A collection of prints from the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts' permanent collection presented as a collaborative exhibit with the Columbia Center for the Arts.

photography by Ernesto Méndez

the Other lens:
photography by Ernesto Méndez

"This exhibition is a glance at what a common laborer lives during cherry season, it’s just a small slice of the story, but a story that not everyone in the Columbia RiverGorge is aware of."

- Ernesto Méndez

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Gorge Artists Create: Now What!?!

In 2020, we explored what was happening during the pandemic and unrest of the summer. Now What!?! asks artists to reflect on the past year and how it influenced the direction of their work. 

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Art of the Zoom: Unmute Yourself

Two instructors seized the opportunity to work with students and create individual communities of artists on a new platform.

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Beyond the
construct

Featuring awe-inspiring ceramic works from all over the Pacific

Northwest. Explore the capabilities of clay.

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Art
Revival!

A showing of ALL donated pieces! Generous contributions from our community make it possible to help us raise money :)

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Elementary school art competition

Local students compete to win prizes donated by participating sponsors. Partnered with The Dalles Main Street.

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Contemporary printmaking in oaxaca

Experience prints created by artists from all over the world who collaborate together in a studio in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Holiday Show 2020

Gifts and goodies crafted by local artists. 

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boundaries

Christopher St. John, Anne Bujold, Carolyn Hopkins, and

Bill Rutherford

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next phase

Rachel Harvey, Laurie Balmuth, and Peny Wallace

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made in confusion

Featuring local artists and community members.

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Human : Animal

Christopher St. John & 

Rachel Denny

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