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.

Donate Online

Partners

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

Maya Lin and Confluence

Upcoming Events at Confluence

March 24, 2017

Legacy Maker Dinner

Please join us for an evening of thought-provoking stories and inspiring performances. Together we're creating a legacy. 

Presented by The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, Arlene Schnitzer & Jordan Schnitzer

Featuring Maya Lin, pianist and composer Darrell Grant, Oregon Poet Laureate Elizabeth Woody and Warm Springs dancers led by Jefferson Greene 

Where: Union/Pine 525 SE Pine Street, Portland, 97214

When: Wednesday,  April 19, 2017

$250 per ticket. Only a few tickets left! For questions, contact Karena Bennett.

 

Confluence Story Gatherings

Story-driven discussions that elevate indigenous voices in our understanding of the Columbia River system.

April 15th, 2017 1-3 pm
Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland

May 6, 2017, 2-4 pm
Columbia Gorge Discover Center in The Dalles

Confluence Story Gatherings are free and open to the public. To reserve your tickets, contact Courtney Yilk. Confluence Story Gatherings are sponsored by a generous grant from the Oregon Community Foundation. 

More News

March 9, 2017

Celilo Falls Home Movie Surfaces

We Need Your Help Identifying the People in This Video This newly unearthed home movie of Celilo Falls has never been seen publicly until now.  David Briggs' parents moved from the Midwest...   more >

January 3, 2017

Together, We're Creating a Legacy

Legacy Maker Dinner Presented byThe Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE FoundationArlene Schnitzer & Jordan Schnitzer Dear Friend of Confluence, We are sad to report that we have postponed our dinner. The weather is...   more >

November 21, 2016

Before The End Of The Year, Help Connect Students Kids To Columbia River Cultures

Dear Friend of Confluence, #ConfluenceConnects students to place through art and education by introducing them to native artists and tradition keepers who share what it means to be from the river,...   more >

October 14, 2016

Confluence Story Gatherings Honor Indigenous Voices

Confluence is currently organizing a series of public forums that are intended to elevate indigenous voices in our understanding of the Columbia River system. Confluence Story Gatherings are story-driven discussions,...   more >

July 28, 2016

Introducing Tributaries: A Confluence History Blog

Stories are like tributaries. They shape the landscape as they confluence with other waters flowing toward the ocean. The history of the Columbia River system is filled with countless tales...   more >

June 23, 2016

Tremendous School Year at Confluence

With the 2015-16 school year ended, we’re excited to report thousands of students at 11 schools across nine districts on both sides of the Columbia River worked with native artists...   more >

April 25, 2016

April News From Confluence

Confluence Students Get Outdoors One of the key features of Confluence in the Classroom is actually getting students out of the classroom. Field trips to culturally significant places connect kids more...   more >

April 18, 2016

Summer Internship At Confluence

Confluence is looking for an intern this summer for 12 weeks for Confluence Online. We're building a digital interpretive experience that documents and provides access to significant stories about the...   more >