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About The Center

Jackson Hole’s Center for the Arts began with a dream in 1991.

Jackson-based arts organizations, artists, and concerned community members recognized that increasing rents and inadequate facilities threatened Jackson Hole’s local arts organizations.

With a $1000 grant from the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, a plan for a shared facility was born.

Over five years, a needs assessment, an existing facilities assessment, a site selection study, a feasibility study, and an economic impact study all supported the need for an art center in Jackson. With the generous support of our founding community members, construction of the facility was completed in 2007. Today Center for the Arts, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, serves all of Jackson Hole and the surrounding region by providing a state-of-the-art, affordable home for nonprofit arts organizations and supporting excellent programming in our 78,000 square-foot campus.

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A crowd of people engaging in conversation at an event at the JH Center

Our Commitment to the Community

At Center for the Arts, our mission is rooted in connecting our creative community. Inherent in that is connecting all individuals – regardless of identity, ability, background, or personal experience – to opportunities that allow us to share, experience, and enjoy the arts. 

The Center is undertaking an effort to be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive in the programs we offer and the community we serve. We are reflecting internally and collaborating externally to create more opportunities for patrons to experience art from a variety of perspectives. In addition, we endeavor to make the arts accessible to all by creating an environment where anyone who desires to experience art of various kinds has the opportunity to do so on our campus. 

We will continue to share updates on our progress as we continue this important and necessary work that is central to our mission. Please reach out to us at [email protected] to share your thoughts. 

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“The Center is the gravitational center for the arts. I feel like we are drawn here to see such high-caliber art in all different genres.”
– Matt Daly, Executive Director, JH Writers –

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the Cheyenne, Eastern Shoshone, and Shoshone-Bannock peoples, their elders past and present, their future generations, and all Indigenous peoples that call this place home, since time immemorial. We offer gratitude for the land itself and the original caretakers of it who were forcibly removed.

The Mission

To connect our creative community by providing a dedicated campus, supporting excellent programming, and nurturing a collaborative spirit.

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