NOT JUST A PRESENTING ORGANIZATION
Since 1976, the Pinedale Fine Arts Council has been presenting high quality arts programs to the people of Sublette County. In addition to our programming, we also provide a number of community outreach programs and highly intensive school residencies to both school districts in our county. It is our goal to offer everyone in our community a truly artistic experience regardless of age.
Each year, the Pinedale Fine Arts Council works closely with Sublette County school teachers and administators to present highly educational, hands-on learning experience via our artist-in-residency program. These programs may consist of a simple one-day writing exercise featuring a prominent Wyoming writer, a band workshop or it may involve a multi-week long poetry residency capped off by an entire school grade reading poetry aloud to one-another. It is also our goal to present different artists and mediums each school year.
We also offer a number of community outreach programs aimed at providing an arts experience to those members of our community who reside in county senior centers and nursing phacilities. When presenting an artist for our season ticket events we almost always present that same artist to residents of both the Big Piney and Pinedale senior centers. This allows us to reach our mission of reaching out to our entire community and also generates interest to our season ticket events. We also present artists to other small facets of our community such as our county preschools.
MILLENIUM ARTS AWARD
Each year, PFAC awards one student in the Pinedale High School with a $300 college scholarship as part of our Millenium Arts Award. The winner of the award creates a small sculpture which is caste in aluminum and attached to the Millenium Arts Sculpture in front of the Pinedale High School. Designs are based on students applications which ask for a paragraph on "why art is important to me" as well as a drawing which illustrates this answer. The Millenium Arts Award is now in its 8th year.