The Rose Center for the Arts is the most elegant public building in Cowlitz County, with sweeping expanses of wood paneling and a mural by a nationally recognized painter in the lobby.
The state-of-the-art building defines the edge of the campus and provides not only classrooms and offices, but rehearsal, performance and exhibit spaces designed to showcase a variety of arts and cultural events.
Features include a glass enclosed lobby, 525-seat performance auditorum, 125-seat thrust theatre, art gallery, rehearsal rooms, costume shops, dressing rooms, classrooms, music practice rooms and offices.
Extensive use of timber, made possible by a donation from the Rose family, establishes a bond with the region's history of lumber production. Fir and cherry wood paneling enhance the aesthetics, along with state-of-the-art variable acoustics, sound systems and lighting.
The Rose Center for the Arts at the Lower Columbia College opened in June of 2008 and offers a full program of events. In addition to the theatre, the facility includes an art gallery on two levels and an art walk around the campus