WOW HALL TODAY
The CCPA is dedicated to providing a safe and friendly meeting place for the community, a place for 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 stage, and the Hall prides itself on the diversity. Many artists have released works recorded at the W.O.W. Hall.
The Hall is also used for classes, workshops, lectures, meetings, rehearsals and recording sessions. The Lobby Art Gallery displays the work of a different regional artist each month.
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. The CCPA has involved thousands of volunteers, more than half of them area teenagers.
A volunteer Board of Directors meets monthly and oversees the overall operation of the Hall.
The CCPA is committed to providing arts for all ages. In a community that lacks recreational opportunities for youth, the CCPA not only provides a space for young adults, teenagers and kids to enjoy live concerts, it actively involves youth in planning, promoting, performing at and staffing shows.
SAVE THE TREES
In 2011 the CCPA took action to save the big trees on Lincoln Street. Faced with the removal of two of the giant big leaf maples that live next to the W.O.W. Hall, the CCPA commissioned an independent assessment by Damon Schrosk of Treecology, Inc. of Colton, Oregon. His report made recommendations for pruning for weight reduction to eliminate safety concerns, stating that with the remedial measures recommended both trees could be safely managed for another 7-12 years. The CCPA agreed to provide funding for annual monitoring and maintenance by an ISA Certified Arborist.
YOU CAN HELP!
The CCPA is largely self-funded. In fiscal year 2014-15, the CCPA had a total income of $580,935. $525,348 was in earned income (ticket sales, rentals, concessions, poster service & newsletter advertising), with the bulk of the ticket income going to the performers. We had $55,587 in contributed income, including $16,000 in grants and $29,637 from memberships.
To expand our artistic and educational programming, meet the rising cost of building maintenance and preservation, and make improvements, we need your help. Dues paying members are an essential part of the organization, both as a major source of support for the W.O.W. Hall’s activities and to maintain its commitment to democratic, community control. CCPA members elect and may serve on the Board of Directors and standing committees and can receive the monthly newsletter, WOW Hall Notes, either by mail or email.
Each December the CCPA hosts its famous Membership Party. This event features entertainment by a variety of artists and delicious food and beverages donated by local businesses (85 in 2015). The Membership Party is free for members and is the organization’s way of saying, “thanks for your support!”
To become a member, write a check to the Community Center for the Performing Arts and return it with this form, or call the office at 687-2746. All donations are tax deductible and qualify the giver to make a matching grant to the Oregon Cultural Trust that is a state income tax credit (limits apply).
To become a member, write a check to the Community Center for the Performing Arts and mail it to:
291 W 8th Ave
Eugene OR 97401
or call the office at 687-2746.
All donations are tax deductible and quality the giver to make a matching grant to the Oregon Cultural Trust that is a state income tax credit (limits apply).