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.

Hood River, located along the Columbia River Gorge within a designated National Scenic Area, is one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier destinations for recreation, wine, food and craft beer connoisseurs, business meetings, leisure travel and special events. Hood River is an outstanding natural setting that people in most places only dream about.

All photographs by Michael Peterson