Arts and Crafts Festival

August 8-10, 2014
46th Annual Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival

The Arts and Crafts Festival is a free three-day outdoor exhibition of 100 artists from around the country featuring a wide range of unique handmade fine arts and crafts including painting, photography, fiber, ceramic, metal, jewelry and woodwork. The event is held in Atkinsons’ Park – adjacent to Hemingway Elementary School in Ketchum (Festival Location Map). According to Art Fair Source Book, 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! This popular community event includes artists’ demonstrations, live music, food vendors, and a children’s activity area. During the 2013 Festival, nearly sixty volunteers worked a total of 625 hours assisting the 130 artists and over 10 thousand attendees. We served over 320 children in our Kid’s Activity Area and the free entertainment continues to be extremely well received.  Artist sales were up by $50 thousand dollars compared to last year. The overall sales for this year were $487 thousand dollars!

Did You Know?
The Sun Valley Center for the Arts is the sponsor of the Festival and is the Wood River Valley’s oldest non-profit educational arts organization. Founded in 1971, the Center’s mission is to stimulate and provoke the imagination while opening hearts and minds through diverse arts programs in visual arts, performing arts, theatre, and education and humanities.

Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ 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.

2013 Photo Gallery

Thank you to our 2014 sponsors:

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Atkinsons’ Market, Yellowbook, City of Ketchum – Parks & Recreation

PLEASE - Absolutely no dogs! It’s a park rule.