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FREE Evening Exhibition Tour: Defying Gravity: Interventions in Clay

Thursday, September 3, 5:30 pm

Clay attracts artists who respond to its physicality—a hugely malleable, fluid material that through fire becomes fixed.  The artists in this exhibition celebrate this contradiction—honoring the tension between the opposing forces of stability and instability, motion and stasis, permanence and temporalit...

FREE Gallery Walk: Defying Gravity: Interventions in Clay

Friday, September 4, 5:00 pm

Start your Gallery Walk at the Center! Each year Sun Valley Gallery Association hosts seven gallery walks (exhibition openings for all SVGA galleries), which are eagerly anticipated and free to the public. Locals and visitors alike take in thought-provoking exhibitions of newly installed art, enjoy wine, m...

ADULT CLASS: Life Drawing Open Studio

Tuesday, September 8, 6:30 pm

Use this opportunity to brush up on your figure drawing skills. This class is offered Tuesdays: Sep 8 & 22 / Oct 6 & 20 / Nov 4 & 18, from 6:30-8:30pm.

Volunteer Appreciation Party

Wednesday, September 9, 5:30 pm

THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS! Throughout the year volunteers make all of our fabulous events possible—from the Wine Auction and Arts & Crafts Festival to lectures, gallery exhibitions, concerts and more. As a thank you for their time, hard work and dedication volunteers are invited to a party held in their ...

ADULT CLASS: Life Drawing Open Studio

Tuesday, September 22, 6:30 pm

Use this opportunity to brush up on your figure drawing skills. This class is offered Tuesdays: Sep 8 & 22 / Oct 6 & 20 / Nov 4 & 18, from 6:30-8:30pm.

CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Fabric Dyeing-Bound Resists with Janet Starr

Saturday, September 26, 10:00 am

Join Hailey artist Janet Starr in this fun and spontaneous class exploring the principals of dyeing and color theory. Using the ancient art of Japanese Shibori, students will experiment with mark making. Each student will explore a myriad of folding and binding techniques while also learning how to mix their ...

The Bros. Landreth

Saturday, September 26, 7:00 pm

Blues, alt-country, slide guitar, three-part harmonies – and named by Rolling Stone as one of the “20 Best Things We Saw at Americana Music Fest 2014” – all wrapped up in a group of Canadians from Manitoba. Hot off a win for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year at the 2015 JUNO awards, Winnipeg’s...

CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Fabric Dyeing-Bound Resists with Janet Starr

Sunday, September 27, 10:00 am

Join Hailey artist Janet Starr in this fun and spontaneous class exploring the principals of dyeing and color theory. Using the ancient art of Japanese Shibori, students will experiment with mark making. Each student will explore a myriad of folding and binding techniques while also learning how to mix their ...

August: Osage County “Pay What You Feel”

Wednesday, September 30, 7:00 pm

Living on stage—it is the foundation on which Company of Fools was built. August: Osage County brings the Company back to its roots in this complex ensemble-driven piece. It wouldn't be a 20th Season without a play that shines a floodlight on family dynamics and on Company of Fools’ gift for telling stori...

MASTER CLASS: Techniques of the Masters: Painting with David Dunlop

Thursday, October 1, 10:00 am

This four-day fine art workshop features David Dunlop, Emmy award-winning writer of the PBS television series Landscapes through Time. Learn how to paint landscapes using a comprehensive combination of traditional and modern techniques. Participants will concentrate on the origins and evolution of landscape p...

FREE Evening Exhibition Tour: Sleight of Hand

Thursday, October 1, 5:30 pm

Join us and enjoy a glass of wine as you tour the exhibition with The Center’s curators and gallery guides. This exhibition is part of The Center’s fall BIG IDEA project about the line between illusion and truth in the history of art and beyond. It features a selection of paintings by forger Mark Landi...

LECTURE: Art and Science: A Night with Painter David Dunlop

Thursday, October 1, 6:30 pm

From Ancient Greece to the 21st century here is an explanation of how art works with science. How art evolved to imitate appearance; how Vision works and how we thought it worked; how optics were used to make paintings and then photographs; how geometry became perspective; how artist colors tried to imitate v...

August: Osage County “Educator Night”

Thursday, October 1, 7:00 pm

Living on stage—it is the foundation on which Company of Fools was built. August: Osage County brings the Company back to its roots in this complex ensemble-driven piece. It wouldn't be a 20th Season without a play that shines a floodlight on family dynamics and on Company of Fools’ gift for telling stori...

Film Screening: The New Rijksmuseum

Thursday, October 1, 7:00 pm

In 2003, the ambitious renovation of one of the world's greatest museums began. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, home to a glorious collection including masterpieces by Rembrandt and Vermeer, was supposed to reopen its doors in 2008 after five years of construction. But from the start, the project was opposed by...

MASTER CLASS: Techniques of the Masters: Painting with David Dunlop

Friday, October 2, 10:00 am

This four-day fine art workshop features David Dunlop, Emmy award-winning writer of the PBS television series Landscapes through Time. Learn how to paint landscapes using a comprehensive combination of traditional and modern techniques. Participants will concentrate on the origins and evolution of landscape p...

August: Osage County

Friday, October 2, 7:00 pm

Living on stage—it is the foundation on which Company of Fools was built. August: Osage County brings the Company back to its roots in this complex ensemble-driven piece. It wouldn’t be a 20th Season without a play that shines a floodlight on family dynamics and on Company of Fools’ gift for telling sto...

MASTER CLASS: Techniques of the Masters: Painting with David Dunlop

Saturday, October 3, 10:00 am

This four-day fine art workshop features David Dunlop, Emmy award-winning writer of the PBS television series Landscapes through Time. Learn how to paint landscapes using a comprehensive combination of traditional and modern techniques. Participants will concentrate on the origins and evolution of landscape p...

August: Osage County “Girl’s Night Out”

Saturday, October 3, 7:00 pm

Living on stage—it is the foundation on which Company of Fools was built. August: Osage County brings the Company back to its roots in this complex ensemble-driven piece. It wouldn’t be a 20th Season without a play that shines a floodlight on family dynamics and on Company of Fools’ gift for telling sto...

MASTER CLASS: Techniques of the Masters: Painting with David Dunlop

Sunday, October 4, 10:00 am

This four-day fine art workshop features David Dunlop, Emmy award-winning writer of the PBS television series Landscapes through Time. Learn how to paint landscapes using a comprehensive combination of traditional and modern techniques. Participants will concentrate on the origins and evolution of landscape p...

ADULT CLASS: Life Drawing Open Studio

Tuesday, October 6, 6:30 pm

Use this opportunity to brush up on your figure drawing skills. This class is offered Tuesdays: Sep 8 & 22 / Oct 6 & 20 / Nov 4 & 18, from 6:30-8:30pm.

CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Nuno Felt Scarves with Jenny Hill

Wednesday, October 7, 5:30 pm

Learn the magic of nuno felting by creating your own nuno felt scarf. Felting, the most ancient textile, is created by agitating wool with only hands, soap and water. Nuno felting, a modern take on felting, combines sheer silk to wool through similar felting process, offering rich textures and design elements...

August: Osage County

Wednesday, October 7, 7:00 pm

Living on stage—it is the foundation on which Company of Fools was built. August: Osage County brings the Company back to its roots in this complex ensemble-driven piece. It wouldn’t be a 20th Season without a play that shines a floodlight on family dynamics and on Company of Fools’ gift for telling sto...

Erik Larson

Thursday, October 8, 6:30 pm

Erik Larson is a master of narrative non-fiction. His vividly written, bestselling books chronicling historic events have won several awards and been published worldwide. Some of his popular books include Devil in the White City, In the Garden of Beasts, and his most recent Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the...

August: Osage County

Thursday, October 8, 7:00 pm

Living on stage—it is the foundation on which Company of Fools was built. August: Osage County brings the Company back to its roots in this complex ensemble-driven piece. It wouldn’t be a 20th Season without a play that shines a floodlight on family dynamics and on Company of Fools’ gift for telling sto...

August: Osage County

Friday, October 9, 7:00 pm

Living on stage—it is the foundation on which Company of Fools was built. August: Osage County brings the Company back to its roots in this complex ensemble-driven piece. It wouldn't be a 20th Season without a play that shines a floodlight on family dynamics and on Company of Fools’ gift for telling stori...

August: Osage County

Saturday, October 10, 7:00 pm

Living on stage—it is the foundation on which Company of Fools was built. August: Osage County brings the Company back to its roots in this complex ensemble-driven piece. It wouldn't be a 20th Season without a play that shines a floodlight on family dynamics and on Company of Fools’ gift for telling stori...

August: Osage County “Chat Back / Backstage Tour”

Sunday, October 11, 3:00 pm

Living on stage—it is the foundation on which Company of Fools was built. August: Osage County brings the Company back to its roots in this complex ensemble-driven piece. It wouldn't be a 20th Season without a play that shines a floodlight on family dynamics and on Company of Fools’ gift for telling stori...

MASTERCLASS: Authenticity and the Process of Photographic Creativity with George DeWolfe

Monday, October 12, 10:00 am

Authenticity is the single most important attribute a photographer can learn and possess. Not only is it a process of working from within, it can also eventually lead to the creation of the masterpiece. This workshop explores the perceptual and technical processes involved in authenticity. Typically, photogra...

MASTERCLASS: Authenticity and the Process of Photographic Creativity with George DeWolfe

Tuesday, October 13, 10:00 am

Authenticity is the single most important attribute a photographer can learn and possess. Not only is it a process of working from within, it can also eventually lead to the creation of the masterpiece. This workshop explores the perceptual and technical processes involved in authenticity. Typically, photogra...

MASTERCLASS: Authenticity and the Process of Photographic Creativity with George DeWolfe

Wednesday, October 14, 10:00 am

Authenticity is the single most important attribute a photographer can learn and possess. Not only is it a process of working from within, it can also eventually lead to the creation of the masterpiece. This workshop explores the perceptual and technical processes involved in authenticity. Typically, photogra...

August: Osage County

Wednesday, October 14, 7:00 pm

Living on stage—it is the foundation on which Company of Fools was built. August: Osage County brings the Company back to its roots in this complex ensemble-driven piece. It wouldn't be a 20th Season without a play that shines a floodlight on family dynamics and on Company of Fools’ gift for telling stori...

MASTERCLASS: Authenticity and the Process of Photographic Creativity with George DeWolfe

Thursday, October 15, 10:00 am

Authenticity is the single most important attribute a photographer can learn and possess. Not only is it a process of working from within, it can also eventually lead to the creation of the masterpiece. This workshop explores the perceptual and technical processes involved in authenticity. Typically, photogra...

Art History Class: The History of Modernism in Three: Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain, René Magritte’s Ceci n’est pas une pipe and Meret Oppenheim’s Object (Le Déjeuner en fourrure) with Kristin Poole

Thursday, October 15, 5:30 pm

The history of Modernism is complex and convoluted, full of tangents and transgressions, starts and stops. But it is also a story that we can begin to understand by asking some basic questions about representation, material and presentation. The lecture will explore three works of art that illustrate the chal...

August: Osage County

Thursday, October 15, 7:00 pm

Living on stage—it is the foundation on which Company of Fools was built. August: Osage County brings the Company back to its roots in this complex ensemble-driven piece. It wouldn't be a 20th Season without a play that shines a floodlight on family dynamics and on Company of Fools’ gift for telling stori...

August: Osage County

Friday, October 16, 7:00 pm

Living on stage—it is the foundation on which Company of Fools was built. August: Osage County brings the Company back to its roots in this complex ensemble-driven piece. It wouldn't be a 20th Season without a play that shines a floodlight on family dynamics and on Company of Fools’ gift for telling stori...

Teen Workshop: Yarn Bombs with Danica Robrahn

Saturday, October 17, 10:00 am

Yarn bombs, yarn storms, guerilla knitting and cozies all describe the popular international movement of creating art installations that bring color and texture to otherwise sterile or overlooked places using yarns and fibers as the material of choice. Students will learn the basics of crochet to design and c...

August: Osage County

Saturday, October 17, 7:00 pm

Living on stage—it is the foundation on which Company of Fools was built. August: Osage County brings the Company back to its roots in this complex ensemble-driven piece. It wouldn't be a 20th Season without a play that shines a floodlight on family dynamics and on Company of Fools’ gift for telling stori...

Teen Workshop: Yarn Bombs with Danica Robrahn

Sunday, October 18, 10:00 am

Yarn bombs, yarn storms, guerilla knitting and cozies all describe the popular international movement of creating art installations that bring color and texture to otherwise sterile or overlooked places using yarns and fibers as the material of choice. Students will learn the basics of crochet to design and c...

ADULT CLASS: Life Drawing Open Studio

Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 am

Use this opportunity to brush up on your figure drawing skills. This class is offered Tuesdays: Sep 8 & 22 / Oct 6 & 20 / Nov 4 & 18, from 6:30-8:30pm.

Black Violin

Wednesday, October 21, 7:00 pm

Black Violin blends classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Named one of the hottest bands at SXSW in 2013, Black Violin was invited to perform at Bonnaroo and returned to SXSW to standing room only crowds. Black Violin’s residency is supported by Gayle Marie and, in part, with funds prov...

WRHS Exhibition Opening Celebration: Redesigning Art History

Thursday, October 22, 5:00 pm

Last year, Wood River High School art teacher Betty Ervin asked her students to research three artists and to incorporate elements of each artist’s work into a single painting. The resulting artworks exceeded all her expectations. This exhibition features the students’ reimagining of their favorite artist...

CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Faking Picasso with Bob Dix

Thursday, October 22, 5:30 pm

Join beloved local art teacher Bob Dix for an evening of art history and painting. Participants will receive a brief art history lesson on the infamous artist Picasso, while enjoying a glass of wine and light snacks. Students will then have the opportunity create their own Picasso by following an easy step by...

Film Screening: Iris

Thursday, October 22, 7:00 pm

IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris'...

Play Reading: Mauritius

Friday, October 23, 6:00 pm

After their mother’s death, two estranged half-sisters discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for collectors.  One sister tries to collect on the windfall, while the other resists for sentimental reasons. In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when three ...

Play Reading: Mauritius

Saturday, October 24, 6:00 pm

After their mother’s death, two estranged half-sisters discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for collectors.  One sister tries to collect on the windfall, while the other resists for sentimental reasons. In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when three ...

Capturing the Best Photos with your iPhone with Stacie Brew

Tuesday, November 3, 5:30 pm

Local photographer Stacie Brew will walk you through the basics of how to take great photos with your iPhone. Stacie will share her favorite apps for color correction, cropping and other image adjustments and will show you how to share your images on social media. This class will take place on Tuesday, Nov...

ADULT CLASS: Life Drawing Open Studio

Wednesday, November 4, 6:30 pm

Use this opportunity to brush up on your figure drawing skills. This class is offered Tuesdays: Sep 8 & 22 / Oct 6 & 20 / Nov 4 & 18, from 6:30-8:30pm.

FREE Evening Exhibition Tour: Sleight of Hand

Thursday, November 5, 5:30 pm

Join us and enjoy a glass of wine as you tour the exhibition with The Center’s curators and gallery guides. This exhibition is part of The Center’s fall BIG IDEA project about the line between illusion and truth in the history of art and beyond. It features a selection of paintings by forger Mark Landi...

Film Screening: Art & Craft

Thursday, November 5, 7:00 pm

Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. Art and Craft starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper, rooted in questions of authorship and authenticity—but what emerges is an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose. As a...

Family Day: The Art of Improvisation with COF

Saturday, November 7, 3:00 pm

Explore the Sleight of Hand exhibition with Company of Fools actors and take the Center stage by playing with fact and fiction through theatre games!

Capturing the Best Photos with your iPhone with Stacie Brew

Tuesday, November 10, 5:30 pm

Local photographer Stacie Brew will walk you through the basics of how to take great photos with your iPhone. Stacie will share her favorite apps for color correction, cropping and other image adjustments and will show you how to share your images on social media. This class will take place on Tuesday, Nov...

Dala

Thursday, November 12, 7:00 pm

One of The Center’s most requested repeat performances! Dala returns to the valley with their inspired songwriting, gorgeous harmonies and engaging and charming performing. You’ll fall hard for this Toronto-based duo who count The Beatles, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan as their key treasured influences. Wha...

ADULT CLASS: Life Drawing Open Studio

Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 pm

Use this opportunity to brush up on your figure drawing skills. This class is offered Tuesdays: Sep 8 & 22 / Oct 6 & 20 / Nov 4 & 18, from 6:30-8:30pm.

Film Screening: Tim’s Vermeer

Thursday, November 19, 7:00 pm

Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically—150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extr...

FREE Gallery Walk: Sleight of Hand

Friday, November 27, 5:00 pm

Start your Gallery Walk at the Center! Each year Sun Valley Gallery Association hosts seven gallery walks (exhibition openings for all SVGA galleries), which are eagerly anticipated and free to the public. Locals and visitors alike take in thought-provoking exhibitions of newly installed art, enjoy wine, m...

Film Screening: The Mask You Live In

Thursday, December 10, 7:00 pm

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer groups, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from ...

FREE Evening Exhibition Tour & Opening Celebration: Role Play: Changing Ideas about Gender

Friday, December 11, 5:30 pm

Join us for refreshments as we celebrate the opening of the exhibition Role Play: Changing Ideas about Gender. The way we understand gender is shifting—moving away from strict categories of male and female toward looser definitions that give us all more freedom. At the same time, traditional expectations...

A Year With Frog and Toad “Pay What You Feel Night”

Wednesday, December 16, 7:00 pm

As part of its 20th Season, Company of Fools is delighted to bring the Valley's two favorite amphibians home for the holidays—FROG and TOAD! Last performed in 2010, this delightful play has been the subject of constant pleas from our Valley to restage the show for a whole new generation of children. Syno...

A Year with Frog and Toad

Thursday, December 17, 7:00 pm

As part of its 20th Season, Company of Fools is delighted to bring the Valley's two favorite amphibians home for the holidays—FROG and TOAD! Last performed in 2010, this delightful play has been the subject of constant pleas from our Valley to restage the show for a whole new generation of children. Syno...

A Year with Frog and Toad

Friday, December 18, 7:00 pm

As part of its 20th Season, Company of Fools is delighted to bring the Valley's two favorite amphibians home for the holidays—FROG and TOAD! Last performed in 2010, this delightful play has been the subject of constant pleas from our Valley to restage the show for a whole new generation of children. Syno...

A Year with Frog and Toad ” Educator Night”

Saturday, December 19, 7:00 pm

As part of its 20th Season, Company of Fools is delighted to bring the Valley’s two favorite amphibians home for the holidays—FROG and TOAD! Last performed in 2010, this delightful play has been the subject of constant pleas from our Valley to restage the show for a whole new generation of children. Sy...

A Year with Frog and Toad

Monday, December 21, 7:00 pm

As part of its 20th Season, Company of Fools is delighted to bring the Valley's two favorite amphibians home for the holidays—FROG and TOAD! Last performed in 2010, this delightful play has been the subject of constant pleas from our Valley to restage the show for a whole new generation of children. Syno...

A Year with Frog and Toad

Tuesday, December 22, 7:00 pm

As part of its 20th Season, Company of Fools is delighted to bring the Valley's two favorite amphibians home for the holidays—FROG and TOAD! Last performed in 2010, this delightful play has been the subject of constant pleas from our Valley to restage the show for a whole new generation of children. Syno...

A Year with Frog and Toad

Wednesday, December 23, 7:00 pm

As part of its 20th Season, Company of Fools is delighted to bring the Valley's two favorite amphibians home for the holidays—FROG and TOAD! Last performed in 2010, this delightful play has been the subject of constant pleas from our Valley to restage the show for a whole new generation of children. Syno...

FREE Gallery Walk: Role Play: Changing Ideas about Gender

Saturday, December 26, 8:00 am

Start your Gallery Walk at the Center! Each year Sun Valley Gallery Association hosts seven gallery walks (exhibition openings for all SVGA galleries), which are eagerly anticipated and free to the public. Locals and visitors alike take in thought-provoking exhibitions of newly installed art, enjoy wine, m...

A Year with Frog and Toad

Saturday, December 26, 7:00 pm

As part of its 20th Season, Company of Fools is delighted to bring the Valley's two favorite amphibians home for the holidays—FROG and TOAD! Last performed in 2010, this delightful play has been the subject of constant pleas from our Valley to restage the show for a whole new generation of children. Syno...

A Year with Frog and Toad “Chat Back / Backstage Tour”

Sunday, December 27, 3:00 pm

As part of its 20th Season, Company of Fools is delighted to bring the Valley's two favorite amphibians home for the holidays—FROG and TOAD! Last performed in 2010, this delightful play has been the subject of constant pleas from our Valley to restage the show for a whole new generation of children. Syno...

A Year with Frog and Toad

Monday, December 28, 7:00 pm

As part of its 20th Season, Company of Fools is delighted to bring the Valley's two favorite amphibians home for the holidays—FROG and TOAD! Last performed in 2010, this delightful play has been the subject of constant pleas from our Valley to restage the show for a whole new generation of children. Syno...

A Year with Frog and Toad

Tuesday, December 29, 7:00 pm

As part of its 20th Season, Company of Fools is delighted to bring the Valley's two favorite amphibians home for the holidays—FROG and TOAD! Last performed in 2010, this delightful play has been the subject of constant pleas from our Valley to restage the show for a whole new generation of children. Syno...

A Year with Frog and Toad

Wednesday, December 30, 7:00 pm

As part of its 20th Season, Company of Fools is delighted to bring the Valley's two favorite amphibians home for the holidays—FROG and TOAD! Last performed in 2010, this delightful play has been the subject of constant pleas from our Valley to restage the show for a whole new generation of children. Syno...

5th Annual New Year’s Eve Bubbly Bash

Thursday, December 31, 9:00 pm

Welcome in 2016 with fellow supporters of the arts at the New Year’s Eve Bubbly Bash, a benefit for the Sun Valley Center for the Arts hosted by Sun Valley Resort and The Center’s Junior Patrons Circle. Revelers at River Run will enjoy a midnight toast and free champagne from 9 to 10 pm and Hollywood favo...

A Year with Frog and Toad

Friday, January 1, 7:00 pm

As part of its 20th Season, Company of Fools is delighted to bring the Valley's two favorite amphibians home for the holidays—FROG and TOAD! Last performed in 2010, this delightful play has been the subject of constant pleas from our Valley to restage the show for a whole new generation of children. Syno...

A Year with Frog and Toad

Saturday, January 2, 7:00 pm

As part of its 20th Season, Company of Fools is delighted to bring the Valley's two favorite amphibians home for the holidays—FROG and TOAD! Last performed in 2010, this delightful play has been the subject of constant pleas from our Valley to restage the show for a whole new generation of children. Syno...

A Year with Frog and Toad

Sunday, January 3, 3:00 pm

As part of its 20th Season, Company of Fools is delighted to bring the Valley's two favorite amphibians home for the holidays—FROG and TOAD! Last performed in 2010, this delightful play has been the subject of constant pleas from our Valley to restage the show for a whole new generation of children. Syno...

FREE Evening Exhibition Tour: Role Play: Changing Ideas about Gender

Thursday, January 7, 5:30 pm

Join us and enjoy a glass of wine as you tour the exhibition with The Center’s curators and gallery guides. The way we understand gender is shifting—moving away from strict categories of male and female toward looser definitions that give us all more freedom. At the same time, traditional expectations ...

Play Reading: Casa Valentina

Saturday, January 16, 6:30 pm

Set in the idyllic Catskills mountains in the 1960s, Casa Valentina is a discrete venue for men who enjoy dressing up and acting as women. When the opportunity to become an official organization arises, Casa Valentina must decide whether this would help gain their clientele recognition in society or wreck hav...

Roz Chast

Thursday, January 21, 6:30 pm

Cartoonist Roz Chast is a brilliant interpreter of the everyday. Her cartoons depict neuroses, hilarity, angst and domesticity and are loaded with words, objects and patterns. More than 1000 of them have been printed in The New Yorker since 1978. Chast has written and illustrated books for both children and a...

An Evening with Company of Fools – Celebrating 20 Years

Friday, January 22, 6:00 pm

Company of Fools first opened its doors in 1996 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, Idaho. 147 productions later, we are marking this milestone with three evenings filled with music, monologues, scenes and videos all celebrating the amazing artists and plays that have made Company of Fools "Broadway in the Rock...

Teen Workshop: Fundamentals of Drawing with Danica Robrahn

Saturday, January 23, 10:00 am

Sharpen your drawing skills with this weekend workshop. Students will flex their drawing muscles with material exploration, perspective, proportion, and drawing from observation. All skill levels welcome.

An Evening with Company of Fools – Celebrating 20 Years

Saturday, January 23, 6:00 pm

Company of Fools first opened its doors in 1996 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, Idaho. 147 productions later, we are marking this milestone with three evenings filled with music, monologues, scenes and videos all celebrating the amazing artists and plays that have made Company of Fools "Broadway in the Rock...

Teen Workshop: Fundamentals of Drawing with Danica Robrahn

Sunday, January 24, 10:00 am

Sharpen your drawing skills with this weekend workshop. Students will flex their drawing muscles with material exploration, perspective, proportion, and drawing from observation. All skill levels welcome.

An Evening with Company of Fools – Celebrating 20 Years

Sunday, January 24, 6:00 pm

Company of Fools first opened its doors in 1996 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, Idaho. 147 productions later, we are marking this milestone with three evenings filled with music, monologues, scenes and videos all celebrating the amazing artists and plays that have made Company of Fools "Broadway in the Rock...

Film Screening: Girl Inside

Thursday, January 28, 7:00 pm

Following 26-year-old Madison during a crucial three years of her transition from male to female, GIRL INSIDE is a beautiful film that tracks her emotional, intellectual and spiritual journey of self-discovery that is as important as – if not more than – the physical journey of hormones and surgery. Shari...

Family Day: Mix and Match Portraits

Saturday, January 30, 3:00 pm

In addition to exploring the Role Play exhibition with Center staff and guests from the Advocates, visitors will make a Surrealist inspired portrait that visually mixes and matches a collection of each maker’s unique personality.

Laverne Cox

Thursday, February 4, 6:30 pm

Laverne Cox, an outspoken transgender advocate, is the first trans-woman to produce and star in her own television show, TRANSForm Me, appear on the cover of TIME Magazine and be nominated for an EMMY. She is also the first trans-woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show, ...

Oscar Nominated Shorts

Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 pm

For the fourth year in a row, The Center and the Magic Lantern present the Oscar nominated films in the category of Live Action shorts, Animated Shorts and Documentary Shorts. This is a rare chance to see these films. Schedule of screenings to be announced in January.

FREE Evening Exhibition Tour: Role Play: Changing Ideas about Gender

Thursday, February 11, 5:30 pm

Join us and enjoy a glass of wine as you tour the exhibition with The Center’s curators and gallery guides. The way we understand gender is shifting—moving away from strict categories of male and female toward looser definitions that give us all more freedom. At the same time, traditional expectations ...

Oscar Nominated Shorts

Thursday, February 11, 7:00 pm

For the fourth year in a row, The Center and the Magic Lantern present the Oscar nominated films in the category of Live Action shorts, Animated Shorts and Documentary Shorts. This is a rare chance to see these films. Schedule of screenings to be announced in January.

FREE Gallery Walk: Role Play: Changing Ideas about Gender

Friday, February 12, 5:00 am

Start your Gallery Walk at the Center! Each year Sun Valley Gallery Association hosts seven gallery walks (exhibition openings for all SVGA galleries), which are eagerly anticipated and free to the public. Locals and visitors alike take in thought-provoking exhibitions of newly installed art, enjoy wine, m...

Outside Mullingar “Pay What You Feel Night”

Wednesday, February 17, 7:00 pm

How fitting to end the 20th Season with the playwright who started Company of Fools’ journey to Idaho 20 years ago. For it was seeing the Company’s production of Mr. Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea back in 1996 that prompted Bruce Willis to suggest giving Hailey, Idaho a try.  And so they did. The ...

Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts

Wednesday, February 17, 7:00 pm

For the fourth year in a row, The Center and the Magic Lantern present the Oscar nominated films in the category of Live Action shorts, Animated Shorts and Documentary Shorts. This is a rare chance to see these films. Schedule of screenings to be announced in January.

Outside Mullingar

Thursday, February 18, 7:00 pm

How fitting to end the 20th Season with the playwright who started Company of Fools’ journey to Idaho 20 years ago. For it was seeing the Company’s production of Mr. Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea back in 1996 that prompted Bruce Willis to suggest giving Hailey, Idaho a try.  And so they did. The ...

Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts

Thursday, February 18, 7:00 pm

For the fourth year in a row, The Center and the Magic Lantern present the Oscar nominated films in the category of Live Action shorts, Animated Shorts and Documentary Shorts. This is a rare chance to see these films. Schedule of screenings to be announced in January.

Outside Mullingar

Friday, February 19, 8:00 pm

How fitting to end the 20th Season with the playwright who started Company of Fools’ journey to Idaho 20 years ago. For it was seeing the Company’s production of Mr. Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea back in 1996 that prompted Bruce Willis to suggest giving Hailey, Idaho a try.  And so they did. The ...

Martha Redbone Roots Project

Saturday, February 20, 7:00 pm

The “charismatic indie-soul diva” (Time Out New York) Martha Redbone is an Independent Music Award-winning musician of Cherokee, Choctaw, Shawnee and African-American descent. Redbone explores traditional and modern variations of folk, roots, blues, tribal and soul that feature her magnificent voice. P...

Outside Mullingar “Date Night”

Saturday, February 20, 8:00 pm

How fitting to end the 20th Season with the playwright who started Company of Fools’ journey to Idaho 20 years ago. For it was seeing the Company’s production of Mr. Shanley’s Danny and the Deep Blue Sea back in 1996 that prompted Bruce Willis to suggest giving Hailey, Idaho a try.  And so they did. Th...

Outside Mullingar “Educator Night”

Sunday, February 21, 3:00 pm

How fitting to end the 20th Season with the playwright who started Company of Fools’ journey to Idaho 20 years ago. For it was seeing the Company’s production of Mr. Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea back in 1996 that prompted Bruce Willis to suggest giving Hailey, Idaho a try.  And so they did. The ...

Outside Mullingar

Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 pm

How fitting to end the 20th Season with the playwright who started Company of Fools’ journey to Idaho 20 years ago. For it was seeing the Company’s production of Mr. Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea back in 1996 that prompted Bruce Willis to suggest giving Hailey, Idaho a try.  And so they did. The ...

Outside Mullingar

Thursday, February 25, 7:00 pm

How fitting to end the 20th Season with the playwright who started Company of Fools’ journey to Idaho 20 years ago. For it was seeing the Company’s production of Mr. Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea back in 1996 that prompted Bruce Willis to suggest giving Hailey, Idaho a try.  And so they did. The ...

Outside Mullingar

Friday, February 26, 8:00 pm

How fitting to end the 20th Season with the playwright who started Company of Fools’ journey to Idaho 20 years ago. For it was seeing the Company’s production of Mr. Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea back in 1996 that prompted Bruce Willis to suggest giving Hailey, Idaho a try.  And so they did. The ...

Outside Mullingar

Saturday, February 27, 8:00 pm

How fitting to end the 20th Season with the playwright who started Company of Fools’ journey to Idaho 20 years ago. For it was seeing the Company’s production of Mr. Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea back in 1996 that prompted Bruce Willis to suggest giving Hailey, Idaho a try.  And so they did. The ...

Outside Mullingar “Chat Back / Backstage Tour”

Sunday, February 28, 3:00 pm

How fitting to end the 20th Season with the playwright who started Company of Fools’ journey to Idaho 20 years ago. For it was seeing the Company’s production of Mr. Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea back in 1996 that prompted Bruce Willis to suggest giving Hailey, Idaho a try.  And so they did. The ...

Outside Mullingar

Wednesday, March 2, 7:00 pm

How fitting to end the 20th Season with the playwright who started Company of Fools’ journey to Idaho 20 years ago. For it was seeing the Company’s production of Mr. Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea back in 1996 that prompted Bruce Willis to suggest giving Hailey, Idaho a try.  And so they did. The ...

George Saunders

Thursday, March 3, 6:30 pm

George Saunders is the author of four collections of short stories, a novella, and a book of essays. His most recent collection, Tenth of December, is the winner of the 2014 Story Prize for short fiction and 2014 Folio Prize, which celebrates the best fiction of our time. Tenth of December was also a finalist...

Outside Mullingar

Thursday, March 3, 7:00 pm

How fitting to end the 20th Season with the playwright who started Company of Fools’ journey to Idaho 20 years ago. For it was seeing the Company’s production of Mr. Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea back in 1996 that prompted Bruce Willis to suggest giving Hailey, Idaho a try.  And so they did. The ...

Outside Mullingar

Friday, March 4, 8:00 pm

How fitting to end the 20th Season with the playwright who started Company of Fools’ journey to Idaho 20 years ago. For it was seeing the Company’s production of Mr. Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea back in 1996 that prompted Bruce Willis to suggest giving Hailey, Idaho a try.  And so they did. The ...

Family Day: Letters To Your Future Self

Saturday, March 5, 3:00 pm

In addition to exploring the exhibition I Need to Tell You Something: The Lost Art of Letter Writing and Communication Today, visitors will decorate their own stationary and envelope and craft a letter to their future self.

Outside Mullingar

Saturday, March 5, 8:00 pm

How fitting to end the 20th Season with the playwright who started Company of Fools’ journey to Idaho 20 years ago. For it was seeing the Company’s production of Mr. Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea back in 1996 that prompted Bruce Willis to suggest giving Hailey, Idaho a try.  And so they did. The ...

FREE Evening Exhibition Tour: I Need to Tell You Something: The Lost Art of Letter Writing and Communication Today

Thursday, March 10, 5:30 pm

Join us and enjoy a glass of wine as you tour the exhibition with The Center’s curators and gallery guides. When was the last time you received a hand-written letter? Or sent one? In this era of instantaneous communication, a handwritten letter is a rare and treasured item. From Charles Gute’s presenta...

Film Screening: Best of Enemies

Thursday, March 10, 7:00 pm

In the summer of 1968, television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley, Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to J...

FREE Gallery Walk: I Need to Tell You Something: The Lost Art of Letter Writing and Communication Today

Friday, March 11, 5:00 pm

Start your Gallery Walk at the Center! Each year Sun Valley Gallery Association hosts seven gallery walks (exhibition openings for all SVGA galleries), which are eagerly anticipated and free to the public. Locals and visitors alike take in thought-provoking exhibitions of newly installed art, enjoy wine, m...

Play Reading: Dear Elizabeth

Wednesday, March 16, 6:30 pm

Dear Elizabeth, is a play in letters that follows the beautiful and bittersweet friendship between two of poetry’s greatest literary treasures, Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Under John Glenn’s direction the cast features Denise Simone and Joel Vilinsky.

Film Screening: The Salt of the Earth (Wim Wenders film on Salgado)

Thursday, March 24, 7:00 pm

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristin...

PostSecret: The Show

Tuesday, March 29, 7:00 pm

PostSecret: The Show is a visual, auditory and emotional journey through the beauty and complication of our deepest fears, ambitions and confessions. Three actors guide the audience through a narrative with the bravery of RENT and the surprising honesty of The Vagina Monologues. PostSecret: The Show is a brea...

FREE Fools Day 2016 Season Announcement & Celebration

Friday, April 1, 5:30 pm

Join us for our annual Fools Day celebration and season announcement featuring fabulously foolish treats and the reveal of our very exciting Company of Fools’ 21st Season, and the 2016 Summer Concert Series! Free and open to the public – all are welcome!

FREE Evening Exhibition Tour: I Need to Tell You Something: The Lost Art of Letter Writing and Communication Today

Thursday, April 7, 5:30 pm

Join us and enjoy a glass of wine as you tour the exhibition with The Center’s curators and gallery guides. When was the last time you received a hand-written letter? Or sent one? In this era of instantaneous communication, a handwritten letter is a rare and treasured item. From Charles Gute’s presenta...

Film Screening: I Am Big Bird: The Carroll Spinney Story

Thursday, April 7, 7:00 pm

This heartwarming doc chronicles the life of Caroll Spinney, the man who has been Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969. For over 4 decades, Caroll's characters have been cherished by generations of children. At 81 years old, the tenacious and enthusiastic performer has no intention of...

Meklit

Friday, April 8, 7:00 pm

Born in Ethiopia and raised in Brooklyn, Meklit has called San Francisco home since graduating from Yale in 2002. Her music is an intoxicating blend of jazz, American folk and singer-songwriter traditions and Ethiopia’s unique melodies and rhythms.  “Soulful, tremulous and strangely cinematic, [Meklit] ...

David Sedaris

Monday, April 25, 8:00 pm

NPR humorist and bestselling author of Naked, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. His pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” He is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing...

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