The Pinedale Fine Arts Council, a community based non-profit 501(c)3 corporation serving Sublette County (WY), has provided high-quality performing arts events, visual and literary arts programs and artist residencies since 1976. Largely through volunteer efforts and consistent community support, PFAC helps connect a dynamically growing corner of Wyoming to the rest of the world.
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council is located in downtown Pinedale, WY right next to the Wind River Brew Pub and across the street from the Post Office. The physical address is 432 W. Pine and the mailing address is PO Box 1586, Pinedale, WY 82941. Stop in and say hi!
• To present quality cultural and fine arts performances and workshops that appeal to people of varying interests and backgrounds.
• To educate and entertain all ages, from youth to senior citizen.
• To keep ticket prices affordable.
• To bring culturally diverse artists to our community.
PFAC VISION (why we carry out the mission)
To make the arts an accessible and integral part of everyone's life in Sublette County for the benefit of both our citizens and the arts.
PFAC VALUES (how we carry out the mission)
• Work together with schools and other organizations in the community.
• Be fiscally responsible.
• Solicit and respond to community's needs.
• Operate in an accountable, transparent and ethical mode.
• Continue to grow and evolve to better serve the mission.
A BRIEF HISTORY
Way back in 1976, Pinedale school teacher Arlinda McLaughlin approached Spike Jorgensen about bringing in performing artists for the schools. In May of that year the Utah Symphony, conducted by Maestro Maurice Abravanel, performed a one-hour concert in the high school for the students and community members. From this first performance, programs and residencies were scheduled into the schools, first in Pinedale and later Big Piney and, thus, The Pinedale Fine Arts Council was born. In 1983, PFAC received The Governor’s Arts Award for the Outstanding Arts Organization in the state. Co-Founder Jo Crandall would later receive the same award in 2003. In our 2005-2006 season, PFAC presented our first Broadway touring company performing "Gentleman Prefer Blondes." And in our 2006-2007 season, PFAC celebrated its 30th anniversary season. currently, PFAC offers a four-event season tickets series, an ongoing slate of school and community residecies and a four event summer parks series.
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art. PFAC is also supported through your donations as well as grants from Sublette BOCES, Western/Sublette No. 9 BOCES, the Town of Pinedale, Sublette County Recreation Board, the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), The Wyoming Community Foundation, Anonymous Donors and Tegler and Associates.