When it comes to the arts in and around Sandpoint, the Pend Oreille Arts Council has been the go-to organization for the past three decades. Our success is due to the efforts of an eleven-member “working board” and an army of dedicated volunteers.

We started in 1978 with only a handful of concerts and a few art exhibits. Momentum and interest continued to build as audiences became larger and the number of events grew in size and scope. As we enter our fourth decade of promoting the arts, POAC is now directly responsible for a year-round slate of events that take place on-stage, in schools, at downtown public spaces and parks and in our many community galleries.

Based on continued support from the community, we have expanded the number of galleries showing the work of local and regional artists, as well as the headcount for artists taking part in our annual Arts & Crafts Fair.

Sandpoint, Idaho, has a robust arts and music scene, making it the ideal location for POAC and providing a strong base of support for our work in this unique and wonderful community we call home.

Memberships, grants, private and corporate donations fund the many activities and events. Please contact us if you’re interested in more information on how you or your business can assist.