The Center, Ketchum
191 Fifth Street East, Ketchum
Open 9am–5pm Monday–Friday
Open Saturday 11am–5pm in February & March and July & August
The Center is closed on federal holidays.
The Sun Valley Center for the Arts is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Just 5 percent of all museums in the US (including four other museums in Idaho) earn AAM accreditati
The Center’s main exhibition space and staff offices are located in Ketchum at the corner of Washington Avenue and Fifth Street, one block west of Main Street. Admission to The Center gallery is always free.
The Center originates five to six visual arts exhibitions each year. The Center does not have a permanent collection but focuses its exhibitions on contemporary themes and ideas of relevance to the community and the region. Center exhibitions are curated by Center staff and focus on contemporary art, although many are grounded in and include a historical component. The majority of the Center’s exhibitions are part of multidisciplinary projects that explore ideas or concepts relevant to our times and of interest to our community. Multidisciplinary (of or relating to the study of one topic, involving several subject disciplines) projects include visual arts exhibitions, music, theatre and dance performances, family events and talks by leading thinkers and authors.
The Center’s curators and trained volunteers conduct free evening exhibition tours once a month. To arrange a tour by appointment (in English or Spanish) please call 208.726.9491 ext.1 10 in advance of your visit.
The Center is open until 7pm during the monthly Gallery Walks sponsored by the Sun Valley Gallery Association. Start your gallery walk at The Center—It’s the First Place to Be!
Small lectures, performances and some classes are also held at our Ketchum facility.