The Arts Cabins Project

The Arts Cabins are a marvelous art center in the National Forest on Mount Hood at 4,000-foot elevation, consisting of two surplus U.S. Forest Service cabins that were saved from demolition. They are adapted to interpret the traditional Cascadian/WPA and CCC Arts & Crafts styles of Timberline Lodge and the surrounding area, as well as offering classes and workshops, demonstrations and studio spaces. Two working areas in full swing are the blacksmith shop and the glass studio. A highlight of each year is the week-long blacksmithing workshop that draws people from all over the USA. The east Art Cabin is up and running as an alternative art-related activity in a generally recreational area, where local artists come to teach, and locals and visitors can come to learn and grow and share. The west Art Cabin is slowly being revamped, with possible pottery and dyeing studios on the way. The usage of these buildings contributes to their revitalization, as well as contributing to the economic development of the rural area. The Arts Cabins are affiliated with the nearby Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum in Government Camp, but have a unique and active life of their own.

In late November the Arts Cabins are open for a Holiday Show, with local artists filling up the center with arts and crafts and delicious treats, and the Arts Cabins are showed off for one and all.

  • Visitor center on site
  • Trained guides available
  • Fees required for some activities

Located in Government Camp, OR. 97028. Please callĀ (503) 272-3301 for more information.

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