What is Confluence?

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

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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

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

September 14, 2015

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 Charitable Trust has awarded a $500,000 capital grant to help build a curved, elevated walkway modeled after the tribal fishing platforms at Celilo Park near The Dalles, Oregon. The project reconnects people with the legacy of Celilo Falls, a center of trade and culture from time immemorial before it was submerged under water by The Dalles Dam in 1957.

The mission of the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust is to seek to enrich the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest by providing grants and enrichment programs to nonprofit organizations that seek to strengthen the region's educational, spiritual, and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways.more >

More News

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 >

April 16, 2015

Confluence Establishes Art Conservation Endowment at OCF

Confluence Establishes Art Conservation Endowment at OCF VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Confluence has partnered with the Oregon Community Foundation to create the Jordan Schnitzer and Thomas Lauderdale Confluence Art Endowment. With OCF's...   more >