Since its inception, Tryon Fine Arts Center has been the creative driving force for performances, exhibits, arts education, and community partnerships in the Foothills.

On February 12, 1969, TFAC first opened to the public with a performance of "The Madwoman of Chaillot" from Tryon Little Theater. TFAC was originally founded as a home for the many active arts organizations in the Foothills.

While these organizations have matured and found homes of their own, TFAC has grown into a thriving arts center in its own right, engaging the community with dozens of performing and visual arts events each year.

Learn more about our history below and join us in looking forward.

Exterior festival

Early Days

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50th Anniversary Celebration

Event - Pavilion opening photo

Pavilion Opens 2021

Permanent Art Collection Wall of Paintings

Parker Gallery Opens 2021


TFAC has made a difference for over 50 years thanks to the generosity of our patrons.

World-class arts experiences have become a Foothills tradition; with your help they can continue.

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