About The Center

The Mission

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

The vision

It is The Center’s vision to make artistic experience central to Jackson Hole by embracing the values of stewardship, excellence, inclusion, creativity, and respect.

Land Acknowledgement 

We acknolwedge 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.

BRIEF History

In 1991, Jackson-based arts organizations, artists and concerned community members collectively recognized that increasing rents in 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 the course of five years, a needs assessment, existing facilities assessment, site selection study, feasibility study and an economic impact study all supported the need for an art center in Jackson. Construction of the facility was completed in 2007, and today Center for the Arts, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and 78,000 square foot campus, serves all of Jackson Hole and the surrounding region by pursuing its dedicated mission within the walls of our creative campus.

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 provide 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 info@jhcenterforthearts.org to share your thoughts. 

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