Arts and Crafts Festival
48th Annual Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival
August 12-14, 2016
Atkinson Park, Ketchum, Idaho
Join the Sun Valley Center for the Arts as they present the 48th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival. This Festival is an outdoor juried fine arts and crafts show located in beautiful Ketchum, ID. The Sun Valley Center for the Arts values and honors the work made by the individual artists. No commercial agents are allowed. This popular community event also includes artist demonstrations, live music, food vendors, and a children’s activity area.
If you would like to volunteer for The Festival please fill out this form. New Volunteer Application
About Ketchum, Idaho
The Ketchum/Sun Valley area is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and is also brimming with culture and nightlife. Check out the fly fishing scene, learn about the latest art gallery exhibits, hike in the Sawtooth Mountains, water ski on an alpine lake, bike the famous single-track, listen to an outdoor concert and of course visit the Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival…the possibilities are almost endless!
In 2013 the City of Ketchum was ranked #3 in America’s Top 12 Small-Town ArtPlaces. It is home to a well-educated, sophisticated community who has chosen this mountain resort town. Each summer Ketchum’s population swells to accommodate a large number of second home owners who come for the season as well as summer tourists who come for a week or weekend.
The Festival takes place at Atkinson Park which is in the community core and a few blocks from downtown Ketchum. This grassy park is a hub for both tourists and locals alike.
About the Sun Valley Center for the Arts
Founded in 1971, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts is the oldest non-profit arts organization in Idaho’s Wood River Valley. The Center has grown from a few people presenting classes and events to an organization that serves more than 40,000 attendees every year (in a valley with a population of 22,000). The Center’s mission is to enrich our community through transformative arts educational experiences.
In 2006 The Center received accreditation from the American Association of Museums in recognition of its adherence to the highest standards of operation and programming. Only five percent of America’s arts and cultural institutions share this distinction.
The Center’s main gallery and offices are located in Ketchum. In addition, The Center operates two facilities in Hailey to better serve the needs of the growing population of southern Blaine County. The Liberty Theatre houses Company of Fools (The Center’s professional theater company) and an ancillary facility consisting of a historic house that was the birthplace of Ezra Pound and a state of the art freestanding classroom.
Sun Valley Center programs are supported by the Engl Trust, the Idaho Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, private foundations, proceeds from the Sun Valley Center for the Arts Wine Auction, grants, donations and membership dues.
2015 Photo Gallery
Atkinsons’ Market, City of Ketchum – Parks & Recreation
Ranked as one of the “Elite 100 Fine Art Fairs” by Art Fair Source Book, 2014.
Be a part of one of the country’s top arts festivals!
- High quality of artwork
- SALES are great with many qualified buyers
- Gorgeous location
- Wonderful community support, involvement and loyalty
- Supremely well run and organized with top notch show amenities
“It’s a gorgeous and very pleasant place to have to be and for those who have time, staying a few extra days provides a wonderful add on vacation.”
“It is a privilege to be part of such a well-organized and uplifting celebration of fine artists/artwork.”
“Quality of work (ie: nothing manufactured, no buy/sell, no imports etc…)”
“The treatment of the artists is top notch and breakfast is awesome.”
“Overall it has a great vibe and is truly an art show rather than tents with art in it.”
“Great sales. Overall, I feel that there is a perfect balance of serious appreciation for artwork mingled with a fun celebration.”