Creating a Vibrant Cultural Life
Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment (PACE) is strengthening, developing and promoting arts, cultural and historical institutions and organizations, and activities in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County and throughout Southwest Iowa.
Formed in 2016, PACE evolved from the Bluffs Arts Council and is dedicated to providing a sustainable, highly active art community. Through its emerging role as a nonprofit support organization in Pottawattamie County, PACE provides a variety of functions to make that a reality:
- Serving as the umbrella organization for our partners
- Providing shared facilities for performance, exhibit, classroom and archival space
- Acting as a centralized hub for fundraising and marketing
To strengthen, develop and promote arts, cultural and historical institutions, organizations and activities in Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County.
To create a community where history, entertainment, arts and culture are valued and creativity thrives, enriching people’s lives.
To fulfill its mission, PACE has formed a broad network of traditional and non-traditional arts partners. Strategic partners include:
Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center Tenants
Once the Harvester II is transformed into the Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center, it will create a physical home for the arts in Pottawattamie County. Co-locating with PACE will be:
Additionally, space is being designed to support traveling exhibits and the archival needs of Pottawattamie County Museums, including:
- Union Pacific Railroad Museum
- Macedonia Historical Preservation Society
- Nishna Heritage Museum
- Walnut Creek Historical Society
- Pioneer Trail Museum
- Sweet Vale of Avoca Museum
Together, we promise to provide an impressive array of arts and programs for all to enjoy.
Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center
Opening Spring 2020, a multi-use, shared facility featuring a 280-seat theater, exhibit and archival space and classrooms.