Gorge Artists founded the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour, a yearly public tour which showcases the wonderful art of Gorge artists and provides an insight into the environment in which art is created. It is our mission to advance art and encourage artists in the Columbia River Gorge by building community among artists and the public, promoting art and business education, and providing opportunities for the public to experience and enjoy art.
Gorge Artists Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation. It launched with sponsorship from The Dalles Art Center, a grant from the Wasco County PUD, and the work of volunteer organizers and founders. It was founded by John Maher, Pat Bozanich and Marian Dyche in 2006.
Gorge Artists Board Members: Kathryn Watne, Jan Byrkit, Charlene Fort, Juris Sarins, Leah Hedberg, Joanna Kaufman, Karen Watson, Jan Meyer, Kristi Heck, Stephanie Johnston, Ted Olson