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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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
Feb 1 – Feb 6 all-day
Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour @ Various Locations
12:00 am
The 49th annual Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour will take place in person in Ketchum, Idaho on Saturday, February 5. Due to the popularity of last year’s virtual event, “Our Boulder, Your Backyard,” participants may opt to ski on a course of their choice between February 1-6. Registration is now open at skireg.com/zions-bank-boulder-mountain-tour. All entrants who sign up before October 31 will be entered into a drawing for season Nordic ski passes courtesy of the good folks at Sun Valley Resort and the Blaine County Recreation District. For the virtual event, participants will ski a 30k or 15k course of their choice in a convenient location. Trails will be suggested at various areas and resorts in regions throughout the United States. Times will be submitted by racers for posting on the BMT Leaderboard. Prizes will be awarded via livestream raffle on Monday, February 7. The BMT Block Party and Awards Bash will be from 5-7:30 p.m. at Ketchum Town Square on Saturday, February 5. Food and beverage trucks, awards, music, and a good time will be on tap. Raffle prizes include skis, boots, poles, clothing, bags, and training aids from our generous sponsors and supporters. You must be present to ...
Various locations
Mar 30 – Apr 3 all-day
Sun Valley Film Festival @ Various locations
12:00 am
SVFF returns in 2022. Passes on sale now! We are thrilled to welcome you back, in person, for our 2022 Sun Valley Film Festival from March 30 to April 3. We invite you to join us for curated films, unforgettable parties, and a gathering of inspiring visionaries right here in Sun Valley, Hollywood’s original ski Shangri-La. Maximize your Festival experience with one of our four passes, now on sale. Whether you’re after ultimate access with our Patron Pass or are all about the screenings with our Film Pass, we have an experience tailored just for you. Purchase now to lock in your access to Festival films, panels, and parties. Pass sales are limited, so don’t delay. SVFF supports independent film and the magic of storytelling. It’s mission to celebrate and award filmmakers who are established and emerging has earned the Festival accolades by the film industry, film festival goers, film lovers, and filmmakers. The year-round Sun Valley Film Initiative develops professionals and illuminates the process of filmmaking, propelling emerging voices with grants and education. Since 2012 the Sun Valley Film Festival has invited fans and filmmakers to America’s first ski resort to celebrate the magic of storytelling. In the past, Festival ...
Various Locations
Jun 10 – Jun 13 all-day
Sun Valley Wellness Festival & Conference @ Various Locations
12:00 am
Twenty-five years ago, mindfulness, spiritual self-care, and alternative medicine were considered fringe practices. Today these practices are mainstream essential parts of health and wellness. The Sun Valley Wellness Festival has produced cutting-edge programming from its inception. The 25th Anniversary in 2022 continues this tradition by celebrating where we have come from and where we are going. Events will pay homage to the visionary speakers and community members who have helped make this event one of the top wellness festivals in the country. 2022 Festival Overview   Live Speaker Presentations Experience Park & Wellness Shopping Workshops & Activities Inspired Panels & Expert Talks Movement Classes & Ceremony Fireside Conversations More information at sunvalleywellness.org
Sun Valley Pavilion
Jul 16 – Jul 18 all-day
Sun Valley Writers' Conference @ Sun Valley Pavilion
12:00 am
Thanks for a Great 2021 Conference! See You in 2022: Saturday, July 16 – Monday, July 18 SVWC 2021 Videos View recorded talks from the stage at the 2021 Conference: WATCH NOW For more information, please visit www.svwc.com  

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