Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment (PACE)

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Danna Kehm, CEO
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1001 South 6th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
United States

What We Do

PACE works to cultivate an environment where youth, accomplished artists, and everyone in between can enjoy themselves and explore their own creativity. Whether it's discovering Council Bluffs' rich history through one of our speaker series, participating in an art class, or attending a theater or orchestra production, we invite the community to join us as we transform the arts in the region. The following annual programming is available through PACE at low or no-cost to the public: CHANTICLEER COMMUNITY THEATER / Chanticleer, managed by PACE, has five theater productions with over 30 performances. In addition, we provide several children's theater workshops. KANESVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / KSO managed by PACE, hosts three concerts annually. EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS / PACE has over 50 affordable classes and programs for youth, adults, and families. Classes include pottery, painting, photography, and culinary arts. GALLERY EXHIBITIONS / PACE curates the nearly 8,500 square-foot Exhibition and Gallery Floor, which includes our Grant Wood murals, traveling exhibits, and works from local artists. ARTISTS STUDIOS / PACE subsidizes five artist studios where artists are encouraged to create and participate in art exhibitions and teach classes and workshops. COMMUNITY PROGRAMS / PACE hosts programs to activate community spaces, including the Music in the Park series. PUBLIC ART / PACE partners with local artists to help to improve the image and identity of our community.

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Interesting Info
  • PACE developed and manages the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center, which houses FIVE arts and culture nonprofits!
  • Our programming is centered on the needs of the 35,000 estimated annual visitors to the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center.
  • Our vision is to create a community where history, entertainment, arts and culture are valued and creativity thrives, enriching people’s lives.
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Volunteer Opportunities

Anne & John P. Nelson Gallery Docent
Repeats weekly at 5:45pm until Saturday, December 31st, 2022
Duration of 3 hours 15 minutes

Give Interviews to Support the Arts!
Repeats weekly at 6:30pm until Sunday, September 25th, 2022
Flexible Timing

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