About the WOW Hall
Community Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) was founded by a group of dedicated volunteers who saved the WOW Hall from destruction in 1975 with a WOWathon where musicians performed nonstop for one whole weekend. This generated enough money to make the down payment and later in 1978, the mortgage was paid off. The building was the original site of the Woodmen of the World, a fraternity that supported timber workers and their families, built in 1932. The WOW Hall is known for its amazing dance floor and is one of three “floating” dance floors in Oregon. For decades, the WOW Hall has featured diverse performances and offered community space for classes, workshops, lectures, meetings, rehearsals, recording sessions, and events.
The CCPA is dedicated to providing a safe and friendly meeting place for the community, a place for the appreciation of the arts for all ages and income levels, and a training ground for new generations. Local, regional, national, and international acts frequently grace the Hall.
The CCPA runs on volunteer energy and volunteer training is provided monthly. Volunteers develop job skills while demonstrating dependability, punctuality, and the ability to work as part of a team. Our staff, volunteers, and board are all dedicated to seeing the WOW Hall succeed and building on the rich history we have inherited. We treasure the historic WOW Hall and work to maintain the integrity of the building while providing necessary upgrades. This commitment will ensure that the WOW Hall continues as the cultural community anchor it was intended to be.