The Center for the Arts has a new resident.
WyomingPBS will move in to the space currently occupied by Wyoming Humanities/ThinkWY. The two organizations, which will share the space, have worked closely together on documentaries such as "Glaciers of the Winds," "Home from School: The Children of Carlisle" and "State of Equality"
WyomingPBS will be the 22nd resident organization at the Center.
KCWC-TV, the progenitor of WyomingPBS, was born in 1983, when the station started provided 16 hours of programming to Fremont County. In the years since it has grown to produce audio and video documentaries, changed its name to WyomingPBS and began to provide 24-hour programming to the majority of Wyoming.
"Their presence in Jackson perfectly aligns with our mission to serve as a hub for the arts not only in our local community but throughout the entire state and region," Center for the Arts President and CEO David Rothman said in a press release.
WyomingPBS won't be vacating their Riverton offices.
Its space in Jackson will mostly serve as a satellite office for Joanna Kail, the organizations executive director. Kail's physical presence in Jackson will allow her to better serve as a donor liaison and community presence in the valley.
"Wyoming is such a big state, but it's such a small state too," WyomingPBS Membership Coordinator Cole Acuna said.
There will be a happy hour and WyomingPBS welcome reception from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday in the Center for the Arts' Center Theatre Lobby.