Rocky Mountain Power Foundation grant helps PFAC reach fringe age groups


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SUBLETTE COUNTY – This past year, The Pinedale Fine Arts Council (PFAC) received a $3,500 arts grant from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation. The grant was used to help fund PFAC’s new “Fringe Age-Group Initiative” - a group of programs, workshops and events aimed at both Sublette County’s pre-K population (ages 4 and below including infant) as well as Senior population (ages 60-101).

Specific programs include PFAC’s monthly Dementia Care Arts Classes at the Sublette Center (taught by Pinedale Arts & Craft owner and local artist Mae Orm) as well as this past winter’s Classical Concerts for Kids Program which saw world class pianist Wynona Wang and classical music group The Portland Cello Project perform for close to 100 local pre-K students (per event).

“PFAC has been bringing in large-scale productions for almost 50 years,” said PFAC Executive Director Tim Ruland. “These shows primarily reach our 20- to 60-year-old age group which is great, but it’s always been our mission to reach every age group in Sublette County and our new Fringe Age Group initiative help address that mission with some incredible artists and instructors. Continued support from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation helps make these programs a reality!”