Council Bluffs has been longing for a cultural center that houses, celebrates, and showcases the arts. The wait is officially over! PACE, Pottawattamie Arts, Culture, and Entertainment, will be showcasing the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center at their grand opening event PACE Interactive on Saturday, February 22nd.




Who is PACE?

PACE, Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment is an organization that works diligently to promote, strengthen, and develop the arts in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, and Southwest Iowa. PACE formed in 2016 and since then, their vision has been to “create a community where history, entertainment, arts, and culture are valued and creativity thrives, enriching people’s lives.”


About the Event:

PACE Interactive will take place at their new location for the arts, the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center. At this event, you will be able to tour the 95,000 square foot building as well as enjoy a plethora of opportunities to interact with the artists and partners who call the Hoff Center their home. Kitchen Council Chefs, residents of the Hoff Center, will be providing the cocktails and cuisine for the evening. There will be a production by the Chanticleer Community Theatre, the Kanesville Symphony Orchestra, and the American Midwest Ballet in the Polina & Bob Schlott Performing Arts Center. There will also be multiple art exhibitions on the Anne & John P. Nelson Exhibition Floor. Some of the exhibits will include the works of George Simons, Grant Wood, and the nationally known contemporary artist Travis Rice. Numerous local artists will also be exhibiting their work.

Tickets are still available for this event and you can purchase them on PACE’s website.

Proceeds from the event will be used to further grow PACE performances, exhibits, and educational programming with the goal of keeping everything accessible and affordable to everyone.

This post was originally published on February 12, 2020 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.