If you’re passionate about the arts, you and your family will discover that we offer a full roster of exciting events all year long. No matter where you’re from—Council Bluffs, Omaha or surrounding areas—you’ll find the Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center and other venues will keep you happily entertained with live concerts, plays, art exhibits, ballet, museums and more. There’s no end to the entertainment possibilities.

Stay tuned for details on events and show times.

UNsculpture Project

The UN Sculpture Project, led by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment (PACE) in partnership with the city of Council Bluffs and funded by the Iowa West Foundation, will place 15 five-foot fiberglass sculptures throughout Council Bluffs to promote the city’s new image campaign, “Unlike anywhere else. On purpose.”

Find the artist application packet online here.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: January 1, 2018.

In mid-2016, Council Bluffs introduced the community’s new image campaign encouraging the community to embrace what makes our community unique and unlike anywhere else.

Unashamed. Undaunted. Unstoried no more. It’s time to make the unknown, known. Time to uncover the people, the places, the history and the happenings that makes us proud. Unlike Anywhere Else is more than just a logo, more than just a tagline. It’s an attitude. A way of life. Council Bluffs has been one of the Midwest’s best kept secrets – until now. Over the past decade, Council Bluffs has rapidly transformed into a vibrant community with enormous potential. We pride ourselves on being a community that can come together and make things happen. Unlike Anywhere Else gives us an identity and a language to help us talk about who we are and about what’s happening in Council Bluffs.

A committee composed of local artists and community members will select 15 artists to design these blank-slate UN sculptures. Artists are requested to submit their design on the design proposal application form along with the application packet to the committee for review. Selected artists will receive a stipend for materials and time. UN sculptures will be unveiled during Celebrate CB week (May 11, 2018 - May 19, 2018).

Find the artist application packet online here.

Contact Emily Globe at emily@PACEartsiowa.org or 712.396.2484 with questions or to apply.

 UN sculpture images

Southwest Iowa Art Tour

The Southwest Iowa Art Tour celebrates its fourth year on Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17, 2017. This self-guided tour includes local and regional artists in communities throughout southwest Iowa.

Free Music & Movies in the Park

Look for it Next Season

On behalf of the PACE board of directors, we thank our operational, event and evening sponsors for their ongoing support, which allows us to continue to offer Music & Movies in the park at no charge. Thanks to Dan Cerveny for organizing the music again this year and for sponsoring the Northern Men.

While Music & Movies in the Park is done for the season, it’s one of our most popular ongoing events. In fact, it’s heading into its 32nd year.

Movies

All movies are rated G or PG and are shown every Friday night after dusk (around 9:00 pm) June through August. In case of inclement weather, they will be shown the following Saturday evening.

Music

Concerts featuring local musicians are held every Thursday from 6:30-8:00 pm from mid-June through August. The free concerts coincide with the farmer’s market, which is also held in Bayliss Park.

Upcoming Events

Southwest Iowa Art Tour Art Auction Fundraiser Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Council Bluffs, IA

Saturday, Feb. 3  |  2:00 PM Southwest Iowa Art Tour Art Auction Fundraiser
Meet the Artist: Council Bluffs Harvester Artist Lofts

Council Bluffs, IA

Saturday, Mar. 31  |  2:00 PM Meet the Artist: Council Bluffs