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.

Featured Lecture Venues


Upcoming Events

Sun Valley Pavilion
Jul 26 – Aug 19 all-day
Sun Valley Music Festival Returns to In-Person Concerts @ Sun Valley Pavilion
12:00 am
The Sun Valley Music Festival announces repertoire details and the concert schedule for its return to in-person concerts July 26-August 19, 2021 at the Sun Valley Pavilion. The 37th annual Summer Season will feature 14 admission-free concerts alongside the fundraising Gala Concert and multiple outreach and education events, all presented safely in a beautiful, outdoor setting. Programming highlights this year include the world premiere of a Festival commission – Jessie Montgomery’s Five Freedom Songs with soprano Julia Bullock; Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with superstar Joshua Bell for the fundraising Gala Concert; a celebratory concert honoring frontline heroes; Rachmaninoff’s renowned second piano concerto with Joyce Yang; Schumann’s Cello Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein; Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 with Vadim Gluzman; Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, and a season finale featuring Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. All summer performances, including chamber concerts and recitals, will take place at the Sun Valley Pavilion and can be enjoyed outdoors, from within the open-air Pavilion or from the lawn. Concerts begin at 6:30 PM Mountain Time. Complete concert details can be found at svmusicfestival.org/events. Concert schedules and repertoire are subject to change. Seating and attendance protocols will be determined closer to the start of the Summer Season, based on health ...
Atkinson Park
Aug 13 – Aug 15 all-day
Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival @ Atkinson Park
12:00 am
This summer we celebrate the 54th edition of the Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival. Join us in beautiful Atkinson Park in downtown Ketchum as we welcome 130 professional artists and craftspeople to the Wood River Valley. This festival is a juried, outdoor, fine arts and crafts show that is completely free and open to the public. This event typically has food trucks, artist demonstrations, music and a kids’ activity area. The rigourous jury process used to select artists and craftspeople to exhibit their work ensures the residents and visitors to the show will see truly exceptional work in all different categories. According to the Greg Lawler’s Art Fair SourceBook, the Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival in 2018 ranked #4 in the country for Fine Crafts sales and #20 in the country for Fine Arts sales. Plan your visit to Ketchum, Sun Valley, Hailey and the Wood River Valley to coincide with the Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Fesitval to see for yourself what makes this such a special event!  
Artists' Studios
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm
Wood River Valley Studio Tour - Cancelled @ Artists' Studios | Hailey | Idaho | United States
10:00 am
WOOD RIVER VALLEY STUDIO TOUR, INC. regrettably announces the cancelation of the annual Tour of professional artists’ studios previously scheduled for August 21 – 22, 2021. The nonprofit’s leadership and the hundreds of professional artists who work and live in the greater Sun Valley, Idaho community will look ahead to welcoming visitors to their creative spaces in August of 2022. The annual weekend-long event typically draws thousands of people to participate in self-guided tours of artists’ working studios. Since 2013, the event has become a celebration of the Valley’s creatives. They welcome visitors and neighbors who cross the thresholds of their art studios located in Bellevue, Hailey, Ketchum, and Sun Valley. Each year visitors mark their calendars to return to the Wood River Valley to participate in this unique cultural learning experience. Next year, the Wood River Valley Studio Tour will resume its annual event scheduled for August 20 – 21, 2022. The uncertainty caused by the pandemic continued through Fall 2020 to the present. This uncertainty hampered the necessary preparations to produce a successful event this summer. The organization’s volunteer leadership is redirecting its efforts toward creating a safe, healthy, and joyful event in 2022. Planning for next year’s ...
Various Locations
Sep 1 – Sep 5 all-day
Rebecca's Private Idaho @ Various Locations
12:00 am
This year Rebecca’s Private Idaho is bringing you three ways to participate! Ride with us in beautiful Ketchum and Sun Valley Idaho, train with us through BaseCamp, and or compete remotely from wherever you are! Get ready to #JoinTheRusch! RPI Sun Valley – Connecting People, Purpose & Place Also known as traditional PRI, this will be the tried and true event taking place in Rebecca’s hometown.  There’s something for everyone as you saddle up and roll in the beautiful Sawtooth Mountains. Registration is filling up fast ~  Secure your spot today to saddle up!  Register for RPI Sun Valley! A Gravel Experience for Everyone From the smashing climbs for experienced riders in the 4 day Queen’s Stage Race to the introduction to gravel riding in the Tater Tot 20 miler, RPI Sun Valley has something for every ride level that will be sure to reward your hard work with stunning views and hometown hospitality.

Use this calendar to find out what is happening in and around Sun Valley, Idaho and the entire Wood River Valley, including Ketchum and Hailey, plus...