About Chehalem Cultural Center
Newberg’s Chehalem Cultural Center celebrates the arts, community, education and heritage. The Center is housed in a historic brick building that began its life in 1935 as Central School — a Depression era Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. The historic building houses a fine arts gallery and exhibition hall, three multipurpose arts studio classrooms, a state-of-the-art clay studio, a recording studio with four music practice studios, meeting space, and an elegant 5,200 square foot grand ballroom for public and private events. The community-focused center hosts everything from ceramics classes to writing workshops to summer art camps for children to free weekly courtyard concerts.