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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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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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

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, ...
Various Locations
Aug 22 – Aug 23 all-day
Sun Valley Wellness Festival & Conference | Virtual @ Various Locations
12:00 am
2020 Sun Valley Wellness Festival & Conference Goes Full Virtual; Top speakers to address how to stay well during the pandemic and other timely wellness topics ​The Sun Valley Wellness Festival & Conference (SVWellness), is widely recognized as the longest-running wellness festival in the world with a well-deserved reputation of attracting the world’s greatest thought-leaders. Its 23rd annual event, rescheduled to August 21-24, 2020 will now take place virtually online and will feature an outstanding line up of renowned speakers addressing COVID-19 and other timely wellness topics. SVWellness Virtual Passes are now on sale at www.sunvalleywellness.org. 2020 SVWellness speakers include keynote speaker and sleep expert Matthew Walker PhD and featured speaker from the frontlines of COVID-19, University of Washington Director of Infectious Disease Medicine, Seth Cohen, MD, MSc.  Other featured speakers include Dr. Eben Alexander, Dr. Zach Bush, Nora McInerny, Dr. Sasha Heinz, and others. Walker and McInerny’s Ted Talks were in the top five most popular Talks viewed in 2019. The speakers will each address important current wellness topics within their area of expertise, according to Andria Friesen, SVWellnessBoard President. “Indeed, it’s a surreal time for our world and if ever there was a time for Wellness it’s now. ...
Various Locations
Sep 3 – Sep 6 all-day
Rebecca's Private Idaho REIMAGINED @ Various Locations
12:00 am
Rebecca’s Private Idaho IS ON for 2020! Buckle up, saddle up and wait’ll you see what we have in store for you this time! With ongoing uncertainty seemingly the only thing we can count on for the foreseeable future, we’ve completely reimagined the RPI format while preserving the original goals: CONNECT PEOPLE, RIDE WITH PURPOSE & CELEBRATE PLACE Instead of the world coming to my own private Idaho this Labor Day weekend, which feels irresponsible and unsafe, you’re all invited to join me on a collective 8-week adventure, from wherever you are, culminating on that weekend with a grand finale ride. I promise this will inspire you, challenge you and allow you to use your bicycle for good–everything that the RPI you’ve always known has been designed to do. Presenting: Rebecca’s Private Idaho Challenge, a hybrid event that has never been done before. We won’t all be riding in the same place, but we’ll be connected in a far deeper way than any RPI has ever offered. For 8 weeks leading up to Labor Day weekend, every registered rider will gain intimate access to my network of performance experts. I will immerse you in my world of training, preparation and education. You’ll be ...
Ketchum Town Square
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day
Oktoberfest! @ Ketchum Town Square
12:00 am
Enjoy our 500 square foot Beer Garden with 7 German Beers by Sawtooth Brewery on tap. $5 pints, $8 Liters all weekend! We will have Pints, SiliPints, .5L Glass Boots, 25 oz., and 1L Glassware available. Any Sawtooth glass is your ticket to the festival! On tap this year Oktoberfest! Cold Springs Pilsner Rebecca’s Private Idaho Queen’s Kolsch Raft On, Wit! Pettite Gose SVG Helles Lager Standhope Dopplebock Hard Cider Buck Snort Root Beer White, Rose, and Red Wine available The Outpost, by Sawtooth Brewery, will be serving food all weekend!  Come hungry! Beer Garden Games Hammerschlagen Corn Hole Giant Jenga Beer Pong Photo Booth Beer Marionette Ring Toss Stein Hoisting Competitions- Last Stein up wins a beer! On the hour, every hour! FRIDAY  |  4pm-9pm Tapping of the Firkin by Ketchum Mayor Neil Bradshaw at 4pm 5pm- Live music SATURDAY  |  11am-9pm Finish line for the YMCA Sun Valley Half Marathon 3pm- Beer Olympics 1pm- Mark Mueller Band 3pm- Shop Dog 5:30pm- Pony Up! For the Kids on Saturday! Face Painting Photo Booth Kobe Beef Hot Dogs Beer Garden Games Beer Olympics will start at 3pm! Find your team of 4 and register at the Tap Room to compete ...

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