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Art of Community
621 State Street
Hood River, OR 97031


Your gift to Art of Community a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Art of Community’s Tax ID #83-0964683.


Thanks, in part to our Donors, Hood River (for the first time!) was identified as one of the top 40 most vibrant arts communities in America! BIG ART was specifically called-out as a contributing factor for being included on the list.  We were No. 4 for small communities under 50,000, after Vail area, CO; Jackson, WY; and Summit Park, UT.

  • Organization and installation of 58 public art sites

  • Creation and distribution of nearly 20,000 bi-lingual English/Spanish BIG ART maps

  • Development of bi-lingual BIG ART plaques on all artwork 

  • Orchestration of the 2018 City of Hood River Gorge Bike Hub "Paths of Water & Earth" by artists Angelina Marino Heidel at Third and State Streets

  • Creation of an artist narrated BIG ART audio guide - Otocast

  • Facilitation of a $16k Oregon Cultural Trust Cultural Diversity Grant at the Waterfront for N'Chi Wanapum by Foster Kalama (Grant thru Arts in Ed of The Gorge) located along the waterfront at Nichols Basin

  • Assistance Providence Foundation with the engaging "Before I Die Wall"

  • Supporting of our arts economy by selling Swan's Song, Thinker, N'Chi Wanapum and Last Love

  • Providing the Westside 5th grade class with an end of year art walk and learning opportunities

  • Our donors’ greatest achievement is inspiring community engagement and helping create a sense of place, awareness, optimism, discussion, and identity throughout the Gorge. Thank you.