What is Confluence?

Learn about Confluence, an unprecedented interpretive artwork by artist Maya Lin at six sites along the Columbia River basin.

Plan Your Visit

Find maps, driving directions and visitor hours for each Confluence site.

Donate to Build The Art

Join the generous community of Confluence donors who support a positive, prestigious and far-reaching project.

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A variety of artisans, partners, community leaders, government officials and staff help bring Confluence to life. Principal figures are noted here.

Contact Us

Email info@confluenceproject.org
Phone 360-693-0123
Fax 360-693-7770

Mailing Address:
1109 East 5th Street
Vancouver, WA 98661

Confluence Listening Circle Dedication

Become a Friend of Confluence Today!

October 16, 2016

How can we learn from our past in a way that shapes a hopeful future? 

The power of this idea guides the work of Confluence. And this vital work relies on the support of people who understand that art, nature, learning and reflection can have a profound impact on how we move forward together as a community.

For this reason, please take part in the Confluence Fall Campaign – to become a true Friend of Confluence – by participating with a generous donation of support. 

Indeed, it’s pretty amazing to see what Confluence has achieved out of the kernel of an idea that was born more than a decade ago. Before Confluence existed, no work of art had found a way to do justice to the broad influence of the Columbia River region on people who have lived here.more >

More News

September 14, 2015

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Supports Celilo Park Art Installation

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Momentum continues to build toward completing Confluence's sixth and final art installation along the Columbia River system in collaboration with celebrated artist Maya Lin. The M.J. Murdock...   more >

September 12, 2015

Legacy of Horace Axtell

Rather than an update about Confluence, this month's newsletter is devoted entirely to the legacy of a critically important elder in the development of Confluence and a truly inspirational man....   more >

September 8, 2015

Give More 24! on September 24th

Confluence is a proud partner of Give More 24!, our region’s awesome 24-hour online giving challenge. This exciting event is organized by the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington and is...   more >

September 2, 2015

Public Invited to Sandy River Delta Restoration Celebration

Sandy River Delta stakeholders want to have coffee and conversation with you! The public is invited to the Sandy River Delta on Sunday September 20th, 2015 from 9:00 AM -...   more >

June 30, 2015

Confluence Collaborates with the Wapato Valley School, Workshop for Life-Long Learners

Confluence is working in collaboration with the Wapato Valley School and many other organizations to launch a project that aims to transform identities and relationships through place-based, experiential education. Learn more about this...   more >

May 29, 2015

Hundreds Gather to Dedicate Confluence Listening Circle

CLARKSTON, Wash. -- The Confluence Listening Circle is dedicated after several hundred people gathered for a ceremony at Chief Timothy Park near Clarkston, Washington. The ceremony featured celebrated artist Maya...   more >

April 28, 2015

Dedication Ceremony for Confluence Listening Circle at Chief Timothy Park

Dedication Ceremony for Confluence Listening Circle at Chief Timothy Park In 2005, the Nez Perce blessed the site at Chief Timothy Park for the Confluence Listening Circle, designed by Maya Lin....   more >

April 20, 2015

Join the Confluence Spring Campaign today!

Join the Confluence Spring Campaign today! This spring, it's been remarkable to see how Confluence's four completed sites have truly come to life as reimagined gathering places that challenge us to...   more >