Mission and Values


Art of Community's first goal is to install eight to ten pieces of artwork throughout downtown Hood River contributing to the Gorge's built and natural landscape.

We will work with property owners to develop a process that includes idea development, location analysis, permits, financing and funding, artist selection, community engagement, installation, preservation and promotion.

Upon completion of the installations we will create and distribute a Walking Map that allows locals and visitors to take a self-guided tour of art throughout Hood River.


Public art creates and enhances neighborhood and community identity. It enhances the visual landscape and character of the city. It turns ordinary spaces into community landmarks and promotes community dialogue and, most importantly, it is accessible to everyone.