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FILM: Manakamana

Thursday, March 30, 7:00 pm

Breathtaking, poignant and mesmerizing, Manakamana is a documentary shot entirely inside the narrow bubble of a cable car, high above a jungle in Nepal, as it transports villagers and tourists to an ancient mountaintop temple. Filmed in 16mm and comprised of 11 rides (each a single take corresponds to the len...

FREE OPENING CELEBRATION: Contemplative Practice

Friday, March 31, 5:00 pm

Join us for refreshments as we celebrate the opening of the exhibition Contemplative Practice. What is the connection between art and contemplation? For centuries, artists have created religious objects meant to offer a contemplative or devotional experience. But how do art and contemplation intersect outside...

Company of Fools Commissioned Performance Piece: HIGH GRASS

Friday, March 31, 5:00 pm

In conjunction with the Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ current BIG IDEA project, Contemplative Practice, Company of Fools will present High Grass—a specially commissioned short play by Irene Ziegler about healing and forgiveness. Performances are free to the public and will take place on the following da...

FREE SPECIAL EVENT: Fools Day Celebration & Membership Appreciation Party

Saturday, April 1, 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Fools Day Celebration and Member Appreciation Party! Featuring drinks and fabulously foolish treats, The Fools Day Celebration is an opportunity for The Center and Company of Fools to celebrate the importance of our supporters, of community-building, the arts and of giving back to our c...

SPRING OPEN STUDIO: Figure Drawing

Wednesday, April 5, 6:30 pm

Use this opportunity to brush up on your figure drawing skills in a relaxed environment. All skill levels welcome. This class is offered Wednesday, Jan 11 & 25, Feb 8 & 22, April 5 & 19 and May 3 & 17, from 6:30–8:30pm. Attend as many sessions as you like! Dates are subject to change.

CONCERT: Las Cafeteras

Friday, April 7, 7:00 pm

In 2005, rooted in community and 
tradition, a group of students learning 
Son Jarocho music became known 
as "Los Cafeteros," named after the Eastside Cafe community center in East Los Angeles that they helped found. They soon changed their name to Las Cafeteras to honor the feminine spirit of the grou...

FREE GUIDED MEDITATION with Compassionate Leaders

Tuesday, April 11, 4:00 pm

The Compassionate Leaders program involves local high school students as part of the Flourish Foundation. The Flourish Foundation is dedicated to promoting contemplative practices in communities to cultivate healthy habits of mind and inspire personal well-being, benevolent social action, and environmental st...

Company of Fools Commissioned Performance Piece: HIGH GRASS

Tuesday, April 11, 4:00 pm

In conjunction with the Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ current BIG IDEA project, Contemplative Practice, Company of Fools will present High Grass—a specially commissioned short play by Irene Ziegler about healing and forgiveness. Performances are free to the public and will take place on the following da...

FREE GUIDED MEDITATION with Compassionate Leaders

Thursday, April 13, 5:00 pm

The Compassionate Leaders program involves local high school students as part of the Flourish Foundation. The Flourish Foundation is dedicated to promoting contemplative practices in communities to cultivate healthy habits of mind and inspire personal well-being, benevolent social action, and environmental st...

FREE EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Contemplative Practice

Thursday, April 13, 5:30 pm

Enjoy a glass of wine as you tour the exhibition with The Center’s curators and gallery guides. The exhibition features painting, video, sculpture and works on paper all made by artists who incorporate contemplative practices into the making of their artwork as part of a larger conversation about meditation...

Company of Fools Commissioned Performance Piece: HIGH GRASS

Thursday, April 13, 5:30 pm

In conjunction with the Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ current BIG IDEA project, Contemplative Practice, Company of Fools will present High Grass—a specially commissioned short play by Irene Ziegler about healing and forgiveness. Performances are free to the public and will take place on the following da...

FILM: Heart of a Dog

Thursday, April 13, 7:00 pm

Celebrated artist, composer, inventor, musician and film director, Laurie Anderson created a home movie, of sorts, to reflect on the deaths of her husband Lou Reed, her mother, and her beloved dog. The film is a meditation on loss and love that is light and heavy, straightforward and experimental. Anderson’...

FREE PANEL DISCUSSION: What is the relationship between the practice of prayer and meditation?

Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 pm

This panel discussion brings together spiritual leaders and practitioners to explore the relationship between prayer and meditation. Join our panelists as they talk about prayer, personal meditation, the intersection of the two and their influence on our personal lives and society. The discussion will be m...

SPRING OPEN STUDIO: Figure Drawing

Wednesday, April 19, 6:30 pm

Use this opportunity to brush up on your figure drawing skills in a relaxed environment. All skill levels welcome. This class is offered Wednesday, Jan 11 & 25, Feb 8 & 22, April 5 & 19 and May 3 & 17, from 6:30–8:30pm. Attend as many sessions as you like! Dates are subject to change.

SPRING OPEN STUDIO: Figure Drawing

Wednesday, May 3, 6:30 pm

Use this opportunity to brush up on your figure drawing skills in a relaxed environment. All skill levels welcome. This class is offered Wednesday, Jan 11 & 25, Feb 8 & 22, April 5 & 19 and May 3 & 17, from 6:30–8:30pm. Attend as many sessions as you like! Dates are subject to change.

ADULT CLASS/CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Radiant Mandalas: Meditative Drawing & Journaling with Kaleigh Surber

Saturday, May 13, 9:00 am

Participants will explore the origins of the mandala (radiant) and the significance of these designs in various cultures. They will experience the joy of learning the construction techniques that allow the inner self to manifest in a physical design filled with color and intricacy. Students will learn to stil...

FREE FAMILY DAY: Colorful Mandalas: Making Beautiful Circles

Saturday, May 13, 3:00 pm

Explore the exhibition Contemplative Practice with Center staff and guest artist Kaleigh Surber and learn how artists are using balance and symmetry in their artwork. Discover circles we find in the world around us and create your own mandalas by using found objects from nature, simple drawing techniques and ...

SPRING OPEN STUDIO: Figure Drawing

Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 pm

Use this opportunity to brush up on your figure drawing skills in a relaxed environment. All skill levels welcome. This class is offered Wednesday, Jan 11 & 25, Feb 8 & 22, April 5 & 19 and May 3 & 17, from 6:30–8:30pm. Attend as many sessions as you like! Dates are subject to change.

FREE GUIDED MEDITATION with Compassionate Leaders

Thursday, May 18, 5:00 pm

The Compassionate Leaders program involves local high school students as part of the Flourish Foundation. The Flourish Foundation is dedicated to promoting contemplative practices in communities to cultivate healthy habits of mind and inspire personal well-being, benevolent social action, and environmental st...

FREE EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Contemplative Practice

Thursday, May 18, 5:30 pm

Enjoy a glass of wine as you tour the exhibition with The Center’s curators and gallery guides. The exhibition features painting, video, sculpture and works on paper all made by artists who incorporate contemplative practices into the making of their artwork as part of a larger conversation about meditation...

Company of Fools Commissioned Performance Piece: HIGH GRASS

Thursday, May 18, 5:30 pm

In conjunction with the Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ current BIG IDEA project, Contemplative Practice, Company of Fools will present High Grass—a specially commissioned short play by Irene Ziegler about healing and forgiveness. Performances are free to the public and will take place on the following da...

FREE SPECIAL RECEPTION & Clearing Ceremony with Dana Lynn Lewis

Thursday, May 25, 5:00 pm

As part of Contemplative Practice exhibition and BIG IDEA project, artist Dana Lynn Lewis will create a site-specific installation that features drawings, sculptural elements and video projections designed to encourage contemplation. Dana Lynn Louis will lead a Clearing Ceremony at the conclusion of a publ...

LECTURE: Arianna Huffington

Friday, May 26, 6:30 pm

Lecture Series and Sun Valley Wellness Festival keynote speaker Arianna Huffington is the co-founder, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and author of fifteen books. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-r...

Company of Fools Commissioned Performance Piece: HIGH GRASS

Thursday, June 8, 5:30 pm

In conjunction with the Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ current BIG IDEA project, Contemplative Practice, Company of Fools will present High Grass—a specially commissioned short play by Irene Ziegler about healing and forgiveness. Performances are free to the public and will take place on the following da...

2017 Wine Auction Vintner Dinners*

Thursday, July 20, 6:00 pm

One of the most anticipated events of the Wine Auction weekend, Vintner Dinners are a chance to gather with a select group of guests for an evening of outstanding wine and excellent cuisine. These intimate and distinctive dinners take place in stunning private homes throughout the valley. Renowned winemak...

2017 Wine Auction Gala Celebration

Friday, July 21, 5:00 pm

The celebrated Wine Auction Gala is renowned for its fabulous entertainment, stellar cuisine, special winery-hosted tables and impressive auction lots. The excitement in the air is palpable and builds throughout the evening. Start off by tempting your palate with scrumptious samplings from famed vintners,...

2017 Wine Auction Vine & Dine PLUS (Early Entry & Indoor Wine Tasting)

Saturday, July 22, 5:00 pm

For those interested in a true Wine Tasting experience, be sure to opt for an Early Entry Pass. Gain early access to great food and a special indoor tasting with select vintners. Only open to Vine & Dine Plus pass holders. The indoor tasting is open from 5-6:30pm. Following, Vine & Dine Plus Pass hold...

2017 Wine Auction Vine & Dine General Entry

Saturday, July 22, 6:00 pm

The Wine Auction weekend extravaganza culminates with Vine & Dine in Sun Valley. A lawn party with great wines, tasty tapas plates, live music, maybe even some dancing…what more could you want? Gifted local chefs will show off their latest and greatest dishes for you to dine on and, most importantly, mo...

49th Annual Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival

Friday, August 11, 10:00 am

This three-day outdoor exhibition of 130 artists from around the country features a wide range of unique handmade fine arts and crafts including painting, photography fiber, ceramic, metal, jewelry and woodwork. Ranked as one of the best outdoor juried festivals in the nation, the Festival is a tremendous opp...

FREE Kids Crafts at the 49th Annual Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival

Friday, August 11, 11:00 am

As part of the Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival, the kids’ activity area is open from 11am–2pm each day. All children under the age of 8 are welcome with an adult who is ready, able and willing to help them create art. Children ages 8–12 can work alone but cannot leave the area unattended. P...

49th Annual Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday, August 12, 10:00 am

This three-day outdoor exhibition of 130 artists from around the country features a wide range of unique handmade fine arts and crafts including painting, photography fiber, ceramic, metal, jewelry and woodwork. Ranked as one of the best outdoor juried festivals in the nation, the Festival is a tremendous opp...

FREE Kids Crafts at the 49th Annual Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday, August 12, 11:00 am

As part of the Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival, the kids’ activity area is open from 11am–2pm each day. All children under the age of 8 are welcome with an adult who is ready, able and willing to help them create art. Children ages 8–12 can work alone but cannot leave the area unattended. P...

49th Annual Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival

Sunday, August 13, 10:00 am

This three-day outdoor exhibition of 130 artists from around the country features a wide range of unique handmade fine arts and crafts including painting, photography fiber, ceramic, metal, jewelry and woodwork. Ranked as one of the best outdoor juried festivals in the nation, the Festival is a tremendous opp...

FREE Kids Crafts at the 49th Annual Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival

Sunday, August 13, 11:00 am

As part of the Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival, the kids’ activity area is open from 11am–2pm each day. All children under the age of 8 are welcome with an adult who is ready, able and willing to help them create art. Children ages 8–12 can work alone but cannot leave the area unattended. P...

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