Arts & Culture

Sun Valley is one of America’s top small towns for art. With more than a dozen galleries, several live theater companies, the lauded Writers' Conference, the Sun Valley Film Festival, free summer symphony concerts in the Sun Valley Pavilion, and one of the West’s premier nonprofit arts organizations, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley packs an enormous cultural punch for its size.

Art Galleries & Museums

Sun Valley, America’s first destination ski resort, is the place where legends and lore collide. But don’t think being rich in history means it’s a wasteland of dust, rust and relics. One glimpse at the thriving art scene, with galleries and exhibitions that can (and do) hold their own against their contemporaries in Manhattan, Berlin, London or Los Angeles, will assure you that Sun Valley’s arts and culture scene is alive and very much of-the-now.

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Performing Arts

Experience a wide variety of theater, ranging from mini ballerinas performing the Nutcracker to full-fledged stage productions of 'Our Town' and the 'Glass Menagerie'.

Sun Valley Performing Art Scene


Movies & Film

Just because you are in the wild Gothic mountains of Idaho don't think that you will miss out on the latest release or the most talked about indie film. With a history of all-time classic movies having been shot here ("How To Marry A Millionaire" starring Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and Lauren Bacall, for one), an Idaho film-making revival underway, and a host of stars-in-occasional-residence (Clint Eastwood, Scott Glenn and Arnold Schwarzeneggerall reside in Sun Valley part time), cinema lovers are actually in their element here.

Movie & Film Opportunities in Sun Valley


Music

Tune in to Sun Valley’s acoustic scene for a chance to experience an unforgettable outdoor performance at the Sun Valley Pavilion. Delight in a new discovery or catch a concert with a big name musician all while enjoying the intimacy of Sun Valley’s setting.

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Featured Venues

The Mint - Hailey

Gathering place that brings vitality while fostering a culture that becomes the go-to destination.

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A getaway within a getaway. The area’s newest artistic attraction building on a vibrant cultural his …

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Ketchum’s premier music venue & sports bar.

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Situated in the heart of the Sun Valley Village, the Opera House was built in 1937 and serves as Sun …

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Lectures

Brain candy and wise words from the likes of Sir Salman Rushdie, David Sedaris, Gloria Steinem, Garrison Keillor, and E.O. Wilson are up for grabs with year-round lectures, readings and the highly rated Sun Valley Writers' Conference.

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Upcoming Events

Various Locations
Jul 2 – Jul 5 all-day
Hailey Days of the Old West @ Various Locations | Hailey | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
  The best small town 4th celebration in the West!  Hailey, Idaho, offers up perhaps the most quintessential small town 4th of July celebration in the West. In fact, the Los Angeles Times called out Hailey as one of the best places in the US to find “maximum fun for your Fourth of July.” The Hailey Days of the Old West celebration, July 2-6, offers up a fun and unique parade on Main Street with colorful entries, plenty of horses and a Road Apple Roulette, antique market, pancake breakfast, live music and a spectacular fireworks display.  There is plenty to do and authentic entertainment for all ages throughout the Wood River Valley during this holiday celebration. Here is the run-down of what is happening during the Hailey Days of the Old West 4th of July celebration. Pancake Breakfast:  The University of Idaho Extension, Blaine County 4-H Club families offer up a hot full breakfast of homemade pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and more at the Grange Hall in Hailey.  It’s the perfect way to fuel up for the long, fun day ahead. 5K Fun Run -Tutus and Tennis Shoes: This 5k is a fun run/walk to support the Sun Valley Ballet ...
Festival Meadows
Jul 10 – Jul 12 all-day
Ketchum Arts Festival @ Festival Meadows | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
The Festival is held at the Festival Meadow located on Sun Valley Rd and admission to the Festival is FREE! We have Great Food and Live Music The Festival provides a Kid’s Activity Tent that offers free and fun childcare Over 100 Arts and Crafts from Idaho Artists The neighboring Catholic Church has graciously allowed use of their parking lot for our event when they do not need it for Church functions.  
Various Locations
Jul 15 – Jul 17 all-day
Sun Valley Wine Auction - goes digital! @ Various Locations
12:00 am
The Sun Valley Wine Auction goes digital! Join Sun Valley Museum of Art as we bring vintners, wine lovers and supporters of the arts together in a virtual space to raise vital funds for arts education. After careful consideration, SVMoA has re-envisioned this year’s fundraiser to protect the health of the Blaine County community, vintners and event attendees. The Sun Valley Wine Auction team is thrilled to announce the evolution of our 39th annual celebration. Join us for a three-day virtual event showcasing an online silent auction—full of incredible experiences—and a Paddle Raise for the arts. As our most critical fundraiser of the year, the Wine Auction funds SVMoA’s robust K-12 arts education programs and accounts for approximately 40% of SVMoA’s operating budget. Thank you for supporting the arts.
Sun Valley Pavilion
Jul 26 – Aug 20 all-day
Sun Valley Music Festival: Re-imagined 2020 Summer Season @ Sun Valley Pavilion
12:00 am
The Sun Valley Music Festival is going online this summer. Music Director Alasdair Neale is working with the musicians to create an entirely new season from scratch, to be broadcast each scheduled concert evening from the Festival’s website. This transformation will allow musicians to make music, faculty to teach, students to learn, and audiences to enjoy music all while following whatever guidelines for health and safety may be in place in July and August, as well as personal preferences. The reimagined season comes out of an abundance of caution with regard to in-person gatherings, not only in concert seating areas but also in the homes of housing hosts, the classrooms of music students, the stages of musicians, and the gathering and reception areas of patrons. The Pavilion interior will not be used this summer. However, conditions permitting, the Big Screen and sound system on the Lawn will be activated, allowing audiences to gather outside to enjoy each concert, with appropriate physical distancing. New repertoire, concert formats, and information on attending will be announced late June on the Festival website. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5I8fCMYpLI&feature=youtu.be Additional Details The Gala Concert is on – and free!  Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Kelli O’Hara will create a special, ...

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