The 46th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, Aug 8-10
A perennial favorite, the Festival draws artists and craftspeople from around the country and will once again be held in Atkinson Park in Ketchum, Friday through Sunday, Aug 8-10. The Center is also pleased to announce that Atkinsons’ Market is the 2014 Festival title sponsor.
Admission is free to this three-day outdoor exhibition of 100 artists, whose work includes a wide range of unique handmade fine arts and crafts—from painting, photography, fiber and ceramic, to metal, jewelry and woodwork. Exhibiting artists and craftspeople are selected through a jury process, ensuring truly exceptional work in all categories. According to Art Fair SourceBook, a comprehensive guide to the top-selling art fairs and craft shows around the world, the Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival is ranked in the top 100 fine art festivals in the nation.
“The Festival is a tremendous opportunity for Wood River Valley residents and visitors to meet artists, get a sense of what’s happening in the world of arts and crafts, and maybe even buy some art,” said Sarah Kolash, Festival Director. “We’re excited to welcome exhibitors from around the United States and the Wood River Valley.”
In addition to the arts and crafts exhibition, the Festival includes artists’ demonstrations, live music, food vendors, and a children’s activity area. This year the Wood River Valley Studio Tour will be covering the artist demonstration tent throughout the weekend.
The Festival is held in Atkinson Park, adjacent to Hemingway Elementary School in Ketchum. Please be aware that per Atkinson Park rules, absolutely no dogs are allowed on the Festival grounds. Also, please note that the event will close at 5pm on Saturday, not 6pm as scheduled in previous years.