Located in the coastal Olympic Peninsula city of Port Angeles, the Field Arts & Events Hall represents the region’s most significant combination of arts, entertainment, and special events. Completed in June 2023, the project serves as a cultural hub, elevating the arts and creativity within the community through a gathering place rooted in its natural beauty on the city’s inviting waterfront.
The 41,600-square-foot downtown facility includes public spaces that rise from the street to a second level, providing wrap-around views of the city and the surrounding picturesque landscapes. The coffee shop and art gallery on the ground level converge in a light-filled central atrium showcasing the building’s beautiful timber framing and a cascading staircase connecting to the floor above. The center’s second level features a 300-seat state-of-the-art conference and event space enclosed with a curtain wall system to maximize the breathtaking water views that welcome the community and visitors into the space.
The hallmark of the building is the new 500-seat multi-purpose auditorium that houses a versatile AV system skillfully designed to accommodate a wide range of performances, including bands, orchestras, quartets, movies, solo performances, and dances. The advanced AV system interacts seamlessly with the lighting system to provide the best event experience.
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41,600 square feet performing arts center
Built with purpose
From the beginning, the Mortenson team’s key focus was to support the Field Arts & Events Hall’s mission to create a home for arts and events that brings people together and strengthens the community. That meant maximizing the economic impact on the city and surrounding area and increasing community revenue by employing a local workforce for the most ambitious privately funded project of its kind on the Olympic Peninsula. These efforts resulted in the project team successfully recruiting 40% of the workforce from the local community.