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


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

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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

Festival Meadows
Jul 8 – Jul 10 all-day
Ketchum Arts Festival @ Festival Meadows | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
Ketchum Arts Festival is an annual celebration of Idaho art in the shadow of Sun Valley’s Baldy Mountain. This year’s dates and times are July 8 and 9 from 10am-6pm and July 10 from 10am-4pm. Take a breather from your busy summer schedule and spend some time sampling great food and beer, and perusing the creative output of more than 100 Idaho artists. The kiddos will enjoy free activities in a special area while the folks can shop. Even Fido can visit with her friends (from the safety of a leash). Festival Meadow is easily accessed from the Bitterroot stop of the free Mountain Rides Blue Route bus or with a short stroll from Ketchum or Sun Valley on the bike path. More information can be found at or Facebook/KetchumArtsFestival. Now in our 24th season of celebrating local arts! Ketchum Arts Festival, July 8-10 in Festival Meadow on Sun Valley Road, Sun Valley ID, features Idaho artists plus local food and brews. Free admission. More info:
Sun Valley Pavilion
Jul 16 – Jul 18 all-day
Sun Valley Writers' Conference @ Sun Valley Pavilion
12:00 am
The 2022 Sun Valley Writers’ Conference (SVWC), held July 16-18 at the beautiful Sun Valley Resort and Pavilion, is gearing up to be one of our best yet. With speakers like Judy Woodruff, Arthur C. Brooks, and Lauren Groff—as well as budding debut novelists, Black, Chicana, and Asian voices, and a hip-hop comedy troupe straight from Broadway—we will be weaving together a rich tapestry of both talent and topics. Listen to beloved novelist Anthony Doerr discuss the power and necessity of books to build bridges between human beings, hear science journalist Elizabeth Kolbert share instructive stories about reinventing our climate-changed world, and join some of our country’s foremost thinkers as they discuss the current state of democracy in America and around the globe (Evan Osnos, Yascha Mounk, and Heather McGhee to name a few). We also have three of our nation’s most celebrated poet-authors—Rita Dove, Natasha Trethewey, and Ocean Vuong—taking us on those introspective and importantly quieter journeys over the course of the three-day event. Stay tuned for more announcements, free community programming, single-event tickets, and ways to get involved at! SVWC 2021 Videos View recorded talks from the stage at the 2021 Conference: WATCH NOW For more information, ...
Various Locations
Jul 20 – Jul 22 all-day
Sun Valley Wine Auction @ Various Locations
12:00 am
41ST ANNIVERSARY A CELEBRATION OF WINE, A BENEFIT FOR ARTS & EDUCATION SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Wednesday July 20, 2022 Online Auction 10am Registration and Lot Viewing at SVMoA 6pm Vintner Dinners at Various Locations ​Thursday July 21, 2022 Online Auction 10am Registration and Lot Viewing at SVMoA 1pm Winemaker Symposium 5pm Live Auction & Concert ​Friday July 22, 2022 10am Auction Lot Purchase Pickup at SVMoA 11am Winners Brunch 3pm River Ranch Wine Walk ​
Various Locations
Jul 21 – Jul 23 all-day
Sun Valley Tour de Force @ Various Locations
12:00 am
We are thrilled to announce that McLaren Automotive, British luxury supercar and hypercar maker, has announced its participation in the 5th annual Sun Valley Tour de Force and will showcase its newest model, the McLaren Artura, at the event this summer. The best place to see these cars up close is at the 2022 SVTdF Car Show Friday, July 22nd at Festival Meadows, located on Sun Valley Road. The SVTdF Car Show takes place between 5-8pm and is free to attend. All cars participating in Saturday’s high-speed event will be on display and ready for photos. SVTdF custom t-shirts, hats, and memorabilia will be available for purchase. SVTdF Car Show and Huckleberry Drive passes for drivers will open May 16th, visit for more information. Proceeds from the SVTdF Car Show, and all the weekend events, benefit The Hunger Coalition. The 4th Annual Sun Valley Tour de Force was epic! Eight events in three days including a massive SVTdF Car Show, Tech Inspection, High-Speed runs at Phantom Hill, Cars & Comedy dinner and live auction, and Ride & Drives with sponsors. Drivers brought their Pagani, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Audi, Shelby, Porsche, and more from all over the country to reach their car’s top ...

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