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Box Office:
307.733.4900
Mon - Fri, 12pm - 5pm (MST)
Administration:
307.734.8956
Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 5pm (MST)

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 860
Jackson, Wyoming 83001

Email:
info@jhcenterforthearts.org

In Person:
Mon - Fri, 12pm - 5pm and two hours prior to any ticketed performance.

Center Box Office located two blocks south of the Town Square
265 Cache Street, Jackson Wyoming
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Mission & History

Mission

The Center for the Arts inspires a culture of creativity and learning by providing a dedicated campus and fostering excellence in diverse programming.

History

In 1991, local arts organizations, artists and concerned community members collectively recognized that increasing rents in insecure and inadequate facilities threatened Jackson Hole’s local arts organizations. A thriving, sustainable local arts community, where arts and education organizations grow and work collaboratively, could never be achieved when local arts organizations struggled to simply survive.

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.

Today the Center for the Arts, working with the Town of Jackson and Teton County, includes the 41,000 square foot Arts and Education Pavilion, as well as the recently completed Performing Arts Pavilion, which includes a 500-seat theater, a Music Center, theater rehearsal space, and additional administrative space. The Center for the Arts is home to twenty local arts and education organizations.

The Center for the Arts, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, serves all of Jackson Hole and the surrounding region. It is a home in which local arts and education organizations reside with the knowledge of a secure future and the confidence to grow. It is a place where opportunities to think and work collaboratively exceed expectations. Through classes, performances, educational opportunities and a beautiful, accessible campus, the Center for the Arts is a place where the community participates in a full range of creative activities now and for generations to come.

 

 

Center Theater Event History

Center Theater opened for its first concert on March 2, 2007. The opening night gala featured Frank D’Ambrosio, a featured Broadway vocalist. The Gala Opening filled all 500 seats of the new performing arts theater. Since then, the Center Stage has been continually busy with outstanding international, national and local talent. Following are some highlights over the years.
 
2014
Music

Nellic McKay with Members of the Turtle Island Quartet
Patterson Hood
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
Royal Southern Brotherhood
Leo Kottke
Keb' Mo'
Elvin Bishop Band
Carrie Rodriguez
 
Dance
Gallim Dance
 
Theatre
Cabaret
 
Other
An Evening with Ira Glass
Governor Matt Mead with special guests
Imagine: USA Film Premiere
The Met: Live in HD
2013
Music
Ruthie Foster
Civil Twilight
Delta Rae
Del McCoury Band
Donavon Frankenreiter
Harlem Gospel Choir
John Butler Trio
Kathy Mattea
Mickey Hart Band
Paul Thorn
Tedeschi Trucks Band
WindSync
Who's Bad
Shawn Mullins

Dance

NYCB Moves
Gallim Dance
Princess & the Pea
 

Theatre

Hound of the Baskervilles
Crime & Punishment
Thin Air Shakespeare

Other

The Second City: Laughing Matters
Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
TEDxJacksonHole
Western Design Conference Fashion Show
Jackson Hole Art Auction

 

2012

Music

Maceo Parker
Rockapella
JH Showcase
Mariachi Divas
Ozomatli
Plena Libre
Emmylou Harris
Hootenanny in Concert
Chris Botti
Los Lobos
Hot Club of Cowtown
Kenny Loggins
Andrew Bird
Buddy Guy
Ziggy Marley
Beth McIntosh & Friends
 
James McMurtry & John Fullbright

Dance

Gallim Dance
NYCB Moves 
If the Shoe Fits

Theatre

Honk!

Other

Film & Food Series
Stagecoach Film Premiere
Speaker Series: Neal Conan
Speaker Series: David Kennedy
Deconstructing the Beatles
TEDxJackson Hole
Rich Hall Comedy Show
Western Design Conference Fashion Show
Jackson Hole Art Auction

 


 

2011


Music     
                Crooked Still
                Leon Redbone
                Lyle Lovett and John Hyatt
                Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers
                Chuck Leavell         
                Amos Lee
                Jonny Lang, JJ Grey & Mofro
                Punch Brothers
                Abigail Washburn
                Klezmatics
                Martin Sexton
 
Dance
                Lines Ballet
                New York City Ballet
                Pilobolus
 
Theater
                The Second City – Sketch and Improv Comedy
                Annie, The Musical  presented by Off Square Theatre Company
 
Digital Programming
                Live from Disney Concert Hall: LA Phil with Gustavo Dudamel
                Live at Lincoln Center:  Blues from Jazz with Eric Clapton & Winston Marsalis
                Live from Los Angeles: Jane Goodall,  Fifty Year Anniversary in Africa
                Live from Lincoln Center: NYCB Nutcracker
                Live from Madison Square Garden : PHISH New Year’s Eve Concert
                Art of Flight: Premier Snowboard with Travis Rice
                Live from Jerusalem: The Israeli Philharmonic with Zubin Mehta, Rene Fleming and Joseph Calleja
 
Other
                Karamozov Brothers – jugglers and acrobats
                Cirque Mechanics – arial acrobats and jugglers
                Western Design Conference Fashion Show
                Jackson Hole Art Auction
 
2010
 
Music
                California Guitar Trio
                George Winston
                Joan Armatrading
                Herbie Hancock
                Taj Mahal
                The Young Dubliners
 
Dance
                Cedar Lake Dance
                New York City Ballet Moves
                Dance Montreal
 
Theater
                Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain
                The Second City – Sketch and Improv Comedy
                Man of La Mancha presented by Off Square Theatre
                Santaland presented by Off Square Theatre
                Twelfth Night presented by Off Square Theatre
                Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, presented by Dancers’ Workshop
 
Other
                Western Design Conference
                Jackson Hole Art Auction
                Henry Rollins – performance artist
                Jerry Spence – Attorney
                Al Simpson – Congressman, Committee for
 
 
2009
 
Music
                Asleep at the Wheel
                ScrapArtsMusic
                Ian Tyson
                The Robert Cray Band
                Susan Tedeschi
                Frank Sinatra, Jr.
                Pete Escovedo, Jazz percussionist
                Bela Fleck
 
 
Dance
                Elisa Monte Dance
                Aspen Santa Fe Dance Company
               
 
Theater
                The Second City – Sketch and Improv Comedy
                Vagina Monologues
                Seussical, the Musical presented by Off Square Theatre
 
Film
 
Other
                Ishmael Beah – Speaker , Former child solder of Sierra Leone
                Western Design Conference Fashion Show
                Al Simpson, Congressman, Speaker
                Patric McManus Comedy