WOW Performing Arts Center and the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce Announces Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening of New Facility

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Columbia, SC – Walking on Water (WOW) Performing Arts Center will be hosting a community-wide, free event to celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting of their new facility. The event will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 12pm, at 8907 Two Notch Rd, Ste F, Columbia, SC 29223.

This grand opening will allow residents to hear about what the nonprofit offers the community from their Executive Director, board members and those who they have directly impacted. There will also be live music, light refreshments and King’s Kitchen Food Truck will be on site for those who want to grab lunch as well. The WOW Performing Arts Center, affectionately known as The PAC, is home to a variety of workshops, acting classes for ages 7 & up, youth camps, live performances and will be an affordable rental venue for performers and patrons to hold events, rehearsals, church services and more.

Although the venue has been open since January of 2022, the grand opening and ribbon cutting were postponed due to a life-threatening health issue that the Executive Director, Tangie Brickhouse-Beaty, faced. In early 2022, Brickhouse-Beaty underwent two open-heart surgeries and months of recovery that she was blessed to recover fully from. She is excited to be celebrating 5 years of serving this community through her non-profit and looks forward to the programs she looks to implement and the many lives she hopes to touch. “While I was fighting for my life, I was also fighting to keep the PAC open at the same time,” said WOW PAC Executive Director Tangie Beaty.  “Our community needs to have a place where their voices and talents can be heard and seen.”

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