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
Additionally, space is being designed to support traveling exhibits and the archival needs of Pottawattamie County Museums, including:
- 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.
Hoff Family Arts Scholarship
The Hoff Family Arts Scholarship provides scholarships to deserving high school graduating seniors intending to pursue a course of study within Art, Music, Theater, Dance or Culinary at a two-year or four-year educational institution, certificate program, or seeking professional training.
In addition to general criteria, applicants need to demonstrate 40 hours of service or participation in classes, productions, or volunteer work at the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center or with PACE Partner organizations including: PACE, Chanticleer Community Theater, Kanesville Symphony Orchestra, American Midwest Ballet and Kitchen Council.