• Celebrating over 50 years of art workshops every August in the historic Columbia River Gorge

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Celebrating over 50 years of art workshops every August in the historic Columbia River Gorge

We are a 501C3 non-profit organization registered in the state of Oregon since February 28, 1972

We foster a welcoming environment where all are inspired through art immersion workshops that renew artistic vision and enhance life.  

Join us this August 2020! Scroll down though our site to explore our latest course offerings and learn more about our program

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2020 Residential Workshops Canceled due to COVID-19

Dear Friends of the Creative Arts Community:

It is with great sorrow that the Board of Directors of the Creative Arts Community has made the decision to cancel our Residential Art Workshops at Menucha this summer. As you are well aware, the ramifications of the coronavirus are changing very rapidly. We are unable to predict if the pandemic will subside by August.

We carefully considered many factors and feel our decision is in the best interest of the health and well-being of our wonderful community. You are in our hearts and we very much hope to see you again at camp in August, 2021.

The Creative Arts Community will continue our newsletter informing you of important news. We don’t want to lose a single one of you!  Please sign up if you have not done so already. We’ll keep you informed, tell you about online forums we hope to create to celebrate our resilient and caring community.  

Our hearts go out to everyone affected. Please stay safe.

-The Creative Arts Community Board 

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"The Creative Arts Community Arts Residential Workshop at Menucha is a supportive environment in which there is freedom, joy, and an opportunity to immerse in the creative process with other artists."  

- Laura E. Garnier

"The Creative Arts Community Arts at Menucha has been
a wonderful opportunity to try new art forms in a warm,
welcoming setting, as well as to connect with friends old and new.
I return home with new ideas and inspiration every year!"

- Julie Koch

"Creative Arts Community workshops at Menucha changed my life. More correctly, it gave me one. Art. The encouragement and support from other artists and instructors gave me the courage to do what I love and not worry about how "perfect" my art was. I also met some of my best friends there."

- Barbara Conyne

"Menucha is a very inspiring place! When I arrive at the CAC Arts at Menucha and pull down the long driveway, I can’t wait to start my plein air painting because there is so much to capture on canvas and paper. The nature and beauty there are a powerful inspiration, and it stays in your heart forever, healing body and soul."

- Barbara Masterson

"A week with the Creative Arts Community at Menucha is lifeblood to me.
The camaraderie of working with skilled instructors and interesting people creates an exciting mix that extends my palette of ideas and desire to explore a variety of mediums.  The atmosphere is, in a word, intoxicating."

- Tom Tucker

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LOCATION: Menucha Retreat & Conference Center 

Every summer for the first two weeks of August, we rent the facilities at the Menucha Conference Center in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon  to host our programs. 

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