50th Anniversary Celebration

Since its inception 50 years ago, 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 to the next 50 years!

Exterior festival

Learn how a few dedicated individuals came together to build a home for Tryon's thriving creative community.

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The 50th Anniversary celebrations culminate in a concert and reception from world-class jazz duo Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo.

Buidling render

Learn about TFAC's vision for a future that serves the Foothills community for the next 50 years and beyond.

Support the next 50 years of arts in the Foothills

TFAC has made a difference for 50 years thanks to the generosity of our patrons. World-class arts experiences have become a Foothills tradition; with your help they can continue. Be a part of the arts community: learn more about opportunities for volunteering or donate today.