• At The Center of EDUCATION PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING AND EXPLORATION
  • At The Center of ENTERTAINMENT THE POWER OF THE THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE TO CONNECT
  • At The Center of INSPIRING IDEAS AND EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES
  • At The Center of COMMUNITY CONCERTS, LECTURES, PLAYS AND EXHIBITIONS BRING OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER THROUGH THE ARTS

SUN VALLEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Engaging people and community through Arts and Ideas

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The Center’s mission is “to provoke and stimulate the imagination while opening hearts and minds through excellence in diverse arts programming.”

We do this by

  • Providing excellence in the visual arts, performing arts, education, humanities, and theatre
  • Planning programs collaboratively across disciplines about topics of interest to our community
  • Enhancing education in the schools through these topics and by brining professional artists, musicians, writers and thinkers to the schools
  • Enhancing life-long learning through classes, lectures and workshops
  • Creating opportunities to have shared experiences through the arts
  • Serving a broad spectrum of the community
  • Supporting the creation of new works by artists in a wide variety of mediums

Founded in 1971, the Sun Valley Center is the oldest arts organization in the Wood River Valley. It was the brainchild of Bill Janss – then owner of the Sun Valley Company which runs the resort and ski area, who believed that the arts are fundamental to a balanced life and that this resort community would never be a whole community without a vibrant arts and cultural component.

The Center began with that philosophy in mind, and in the subsequent 40 years, the Center has grown from a few people presenting classes and events on an “art campus”, to an organization that serves over 30,000 people a year, 25% of whom are children.  In 2006 The Center receivedAccreditation Status from the American Association of Museums in recognition of its meeting the highest standards of operating and program performance.

In 2005 The Center expanded to a second location in the town of Hailey to better serve the needs of the Valley’s working class families and youth.

In 2012 The Center merged with Company of Fools, an award winning professional Theatre group that has been based in Hailey Idaho at the Liberty Theater for 17 years.

Center News

The 46th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, Aug 8-10

A perennial favorite, the Festival draws artists and craftspeople from around the country and will o... Read more →

Summer Concerts On Sale Now!

All Tickets Now Available - On Sale for the GENERAL PUBLIC: Monday, May 19, 10 am JULY 2... Read more →

Volunteer Information Happy Hour, May 6

The Center and Company of Fools (COF) are hosting a volunteer information happy hour on Tuesday, May... Read more →

Upcoming Events

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Aug

Chris Isaak

As a child spinning his parents' 45s in their Stoc...

7

Aug

SHIRLEY VALENTIN...

Returns to the Liberty Theatre for 3 nights only! ...

8

Aug

46th Annual Arts...

This three day outdoor exhibition of 130 artists f...

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