Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment (PACE) is strengthening, developing and promoting arts, cultural and historical institutions and organizations, and activities throughout the region. Formed in 2016, PACE evolved from the Bluffs Arts Council and is dedicated to providing a sustainable, highly active art community. PACE's major initiative, The Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center, is scheduled to open fall 2019 and will serve as home to Chanticleer Theater and American Midwest Ballet.
A major artistic movement is underway in the Council Bluffs area - a movement that strengthens, develops and promotes art and culture for the entire region. PACE is pleased to say that we are working towards one of our major initiatives: to create a 90,000 square foot, $22.8mm, art and culture center that features a performing arts theater, studio space for aspiring artists, exhibit areas, a teaching kitchen, classrooms and more. This complex will be called the Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center. It will serve as a permanent home to the Chanticleer Community Theater, American Midwest Ballet and Kanesville Symphony Orchestra, giving them space for rehearsals and providing the beautiful Polina and Bob Schlott Performing Arts Center for performances.
Your financial support is crucial to our efforts to make the Hoff Family Arts and Cultural Center a reality. NO DONATION AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL.
THEATER SEAT NAMING - $1000 LEVEL
PACE would also like to invite you to "take your seat" in the Polina & Bob Schlott Performing Arts Center. Your $1000 tax-deductible donation to the PACE Seat Naming Campaign will leave a legacy for loved ones, celebrate your family name, memorialize a loved one, celebrate a special day, recognize an achievement, or honor your club or business. This donation will be a constant reminder of your generous support of the arts in the region for years to come.
Please note that the dedication of a seat does not guarantee that specific seat assignment in the theater. Seat sponsors must still purchase tickets for any performance in the theater. PACE will contact you following Omaha Gives! / Pottawattamie Gives! to finalize seat naming details.
PACE provides a variety of educational, creative and impactful programming for youth, adults, special needs populations, artists, and more in Pottawattamie County. Through meaningful engagement, PACE provides an artistic voice to the people of the county. 2018 programs include Music in the Park, Movies in the Park, youth art & culinary camp, Northern Man in concert, Business Skills for Artists workshop series, adult art classes, and so much more. PACE is committed to making art and culture experiences accessible and available to all.
"Thank you for offering the concert and movies in the park. I am handicapped and have no transportation. My income is limited. I live close to the park and a lot of other seniors come with me. Thank you for not charging us." -- Muriel
The Iowa West Foundation has generously provided $20,000 in Challenge Funds to be shared by participating nonprofits it recognizes as being based in or providing services in Pottawattamie County five days per week or more and meeting their funding criteria. These funds will be distributed based on donations coming from Pottawattamie County.