Big Art Walking Tour in Hood River Oregon
Big Art Walking Tour in Hood River Oregon, Old Parkdale Inn

By Mary Pellegrini

The Big Art Walking Tour is a 4.5 mile walking tour of public art in Hood River. Big Art is a rotating collection of impressive sculptures. The art walk takes you through town to popular parks and businesses.

Established in 2014, Art of Community ‘inspires community engagement and helps create a sense of place, awareness, optimism, discussion, and identity throughout the Gorge.’ Gorge artists had a vision ‘to build on the unique relationship between the Gorge community and it’s talented artists, promoting and developing public art throughout the Gorge, making it available to people of all.

While the “Art of Community” works are generally not intended for touching or climbing, one piece is kinetic. ‘House with Round Windows’ is designed to move and interact with the viewer and even the elements of wind and sunlight. This piece is located in front of Columbia Center for the Arts, Third and Cascade in Hood River, Oregon.

The Hood River BIG ART Outdoor Gallery consists of 22 sculptures on loan from artists, and seven permanent sculptures. Download the OtoCast App to your smart phone and listen to the voices of the artists!

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We’re your home base for exploring  and enjoying the Hood River Valley and beyond. After a full day, you’ll love the peace and tranquility of the Old Parkdale Inn. Relax in the gardens, perhaps with your favorite beverage, by the bonfire, roast some s’mores, weather permitting of course.

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The Hood River Fruit Loop is located in the beautiful Hood River Valley at the foot of majestic Mt. Hood offering you a variety of wines, fruits, vegetables, flowers, ciders, and food. Adventures such as kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, snow boarding, and hiking await. Mt. Hood Meadows, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, and Timberline Ski areas are only a short drive away, as is the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood National Forest where trails and wildlife abound.

Book your stay at the Old Parkdale Inn and take advantage of our partnerships for adventure discounts

Stay Play Ski and Relax Vacationsrequest promo code for discount Timberline lift tickets
Wet Planet Whitewater Adventures – ask us about a discount code for $10 off your raft adventure
Cascade Canyon Guide – request code for 20% off trips
These offers for our registered guests only and must be redeemed during your stay.

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Big Art Walking Tour in Hood River Oregon, Old Parkdale Inn

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