Calendar of Events

Chris Isaak

Wednesday, August 6, 8:00 pm

As a child spinning his parents' 45s in their Stockton, California home, this deeply committed artist has been obsessed with the glory days of Memphis' Sun Studio and the visionary artists who got their starts there—including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis—all of...

SHIRLEY VALENTINE presented by Company of Fools

Thursday, August 7, 7:00 pm

Returns to the Liberty Theatre for 3 nights only! This transformative comedy follows middle-aged Liverpool housewife Shirley Valentine, played by Denise Simone, who is trapped in humdrum domesticity, frequently talking to her kitchen walls just for a bit of conversation. But when her best friend wins a trip-f...

46th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

Friday, August 8, 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 o...

GALLERY WALK: Western Light, Ecstatic Landscapes

Friday, August 8, 5:00 pm

Start your Gallery Walk at the Center! Each year Sun Valley Gallery Association hosts nine 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, mi...

SHIRLEY VALENTINE presented by Company of Fools

Friday, August 8, 8:00 pm

Returns to the Liberty Theatre for 3 nights only! This transformative comedy follows middle-aged Liverpool housewife Shirley Valentine, played by Denise Simone, who is trapped in humdrum domesticity, frequently talking to her kitchen walls just for a bit of conversation. But when her best friend wins a trip-f...

SHIRLEY VALENTINE presented by Company of Fools

Saturday, August 9, 8:00 pm

Returns to the Liberty Theatre for 3 nights only! This transformative comedy follows middle-aged Liverpool housewife Shirley Valentine, played by Denise Simone, who is trapped in humdrum domesticity, frequently talking to her kitchen walls just for a bit of conversation. But when her best friend wins a trip-f...

Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival Featured Artist: Art with Nature with Owen Mortensen

Tuesday, August 12, 1:00 pm

Award-winning artist, Owen Mortensen, shares his passion for finding, preserving and designing with natural found objects. Learn how to use leaves, twigs, tree bark, stones and more to create simple, yet profound, collages. With undergraduate degrees in both Liberal Arts and German from Utah State Universi...

Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival Featured Artist: Art with Nature with Owen Mortensen

Wednesday, August 13, 1:00 pm

Award-winning artist, Owen Mortensen, shares his passion for finding, preserving and designing with natural found objects. Learn how to use leaves, twigs, tree bark, stones and more to create simple, yet profound, collages. With undergraduate degrees in both Liberal Arts and German from Utah State Universi...

FREE Evening Exhibition Tour – Western Light, Ecstatic Landscapes

Thursday, August 14, 5:30 pm

Join us and enjoy a glass of wine as you tour the exhibition with The Center’s curators and gallery guides. An exhibition exploring the metaphysical and spiritual use of light in paintings made in the American West. It features three bodies of work: paintings from the 1930s to the 1950s by artists affili...

Gallery Walk: Forests, Foraging and Fires

Friday, August 29, 5:00 pm

Start your Gallery Walk at the Center! Each year Sun Valley Gallery Association hosts nine 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, mi...

The Head & The Heart

Friday, August 29, 7:00 pm

The Head & The Heart is an indie folk-rock band from Seattle. They came together in 2009 through a series of open mic nights at the Conor Byrne pub in Old Ballard. They scored two a #1 single with their song “Lost in My Mind” and they’ve opened for Vampire Weekend, The Decemberists and more, and are...

FREE Evening Exhibition Tour – Forests, Foraging and Fires

Thursday, September 4, 5:30 pm

Join us and enjoy a glass of wine as you tour the exhibition with The Center’s curators and gallery guides. Forests, Foraging and Fires will look at the forest as an ecosystem, a resource and a place of transformation. The project will consider what we take from the forest—both materially and spiritual...

Volunteer Appreciation Party

Wednesday, September 10, 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 ...

Exhibition Opening Celebration – Janet Starr: Abstract Landscapes

Thursday, September 11, 5:30 pm

From white cloth, Hailey fiber artist Janet Starr uses dye and a variety of techniques to produce artwork which is bold in color and graphic in design. Her work is an abstraction of the natural world evoking forms like mesas, river beds, or aspen groves. Join us and enjoy a glass of wine as you tour the ex...

Beginning Printmaking with Amy Nack

Thursday, September 18, 10:00 am

This three-day workshop will introduce the novice to printmaking while providing opportunities for seasoned printmakers to explore non-toxic materials for creating monotypes and intaglio prints. Class will begin with an introduction to monotypes using soy and honey based inks. After exploring a multitude o...

Beginning Printmaking with Amy Nack

Friday, September 19, 10:00 am

This three-day workshop will introduce the novice to printmaking while providing opportunities for seasoned printmakers to explore non-toxic materials for creating monotypes and intaglio prints. Class will begin with an introduction to monotypes using soy and honey based inks. After exploring a multitude o...

Beginning Printmaking with Amy Nack

Saturday, September 20, 10:00 am

This three-day workshop will introduce the novice to printmaking while providing opportunities for seasoned printmakers to explore non-toxic materials for creating monotypes and intaglio prints. Class will begin with an introduction to monotypes using soy and honey based inks. After exploring a multitude o...

Oil Painting with Connie Borup

Monday, September 22, 9:00 am

This week long studio workshop offers students a chance to explore the varied qualities of the oil painting medium with respected painter Connie Borup. Working from photographs, students will learn indirect painting techniques such as underpainting, glazing, stenciling, washing and scumbling. Borup offers ...

Oil Painting with Connie Borup

Tuesday, September 23, 9:00 am

This week long studio workshop offers students a chance to explore the varied qualities of the oil painting medium with respected painter Connie Borup. Working from photographs, students will learn indirect painting techniques such as underpainting, glazing, stenciling, washing and scumbling. Borup offers ...

Oil Painting with Connie Borup

Wednesday, September 24, 9:00 am

This week long studio workshop offers students a chance to explore the varied qualities of the oil painting medium with respected painter Connie Borup. Working from photographs, students will learn indirect painting techniques such as underpainting, glazing, stenciling, washing and scumbling. Borup offers ...

Oil Painting with Connie Borup

Thursday, September 25, 9:00 am

This week long studio workshop offers students a chance to explore the varied qualities of the oil painting medium with respected painter Connie Borup. Working from photographs, students will learn indirect painting techniques such as underpainting, glazing, stenciling, washing and scumbling. Borup offers ...

Oil Painting with Connie Borup

Friday, September 26, 9:00 am

This week long studio workshop offers students a chance to explore the varied qualities of the oil painting medium with respected painter Connie Borup. Working from photographs, students will learn indirect painting techniques such as underpainting, glazing, stenciling, washing and scumbling. Borup offers ...

FREE Play Reading Series presented by Company of Fools: A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing

Saturday, September 27, 7:00 pm

A Walk in the Woods is the story of an impossible friendship, one that grows between an earnest young American arms negotiator and his more cynical Soviet counterpart during their private walks together over a period of many months. It is also the story of two nations attempting to avert a nuclear holocaust i...

Timothy Egan

Thursday, October 2, 6:30 pm

Author of several books chronicling the American West including The Big Burn—Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America. Egan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a popular columnist for The New York Times, and a National Book Award-winning author. Part of The Center's 2014-2015 Lecture Series.

Exploring the Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Wood River Valley with Darcy Williamson

Saturday, October 4, 9:00 am

This morning workshop will provide a great opportunity to explore and appreciate our natural environment. Darcy Williamson, an Idaho herbalist, will show students how our local forest can help feed and heal us by learning how to identify local plant species. This class is geared for high school students and a...

FREE FAMILY DAY: Plant Identification and Scavenger Hunt with Darcy Williamson

Saturday, October 4, 3:00 pm

Families will explore our relationship with one of our most significant natural resources: the forest. We will start at the Sawtooth Botanical Gardens and wrap up with a tour of the exhibition at The Center. Part of The Center's multidisciplinary project Forest, Foraging and Fires. Family Day will be he...

Advanced Photography (Instructor to be announced)

Monday, October 6, 10:00 am

Join The Center for this week long photography intensive. The class is designed for advanced photographers who are interested in furthering their artistic and technical skills. More information coming soon! This class will be held Mon-Fri, Oct 6-10, from 10am-4pm.

Advanced Photography (Instructor to be announced)

Tuesday, October 7, 10:00 am

Join The Center for this week long photography intensive. The class is designed for advanced photographers who are interested in furthering their artistic and technical skills. More information coming soon! This class will be held Mon-Fri, Oct 6-10, from 10am-4pm.

Advanced Photography (Instructor to be announced)

Wednesday, October 8, 10:00 am

Join The Center for this week long photography intensive. The class is designed for advanced photographers who are interested in furthering their artistic and technical skills. More information coming soon! This class will be held Mon-Fri, Oct 6-10, from 10am-4pm.

Advanced Photography (Instructor to be announced)

Thursday, October 9, 10:00 am

Join The Center for this week long photography intensive. The class is designed for advanced photographers who are interested in furthering their artistic and technical skills. More information coming soon! This class will be held Mon-Fri, Oct 6-10, from 10am-4pm.

FILM SCREENING: The Fruit Hunters

Thursday, October 9, 7:00 pm

As we look at forests in the current exhibition, this film examines those who are obsessed with fruit and scour jungles and forests to track down and sometimes save fruits that are threatened by development and disease. Part of The Center's multidisciplinary project Forests, Foraging and Fires.

Advanced Photography (Instructor to be announced)

Friday, October 10, 10:00 am

Join The Center for this week long photography intensive. The class is designed for advanced photographers who are interested in furthering their artistic and technical skills. More information coming soon! This class will be held Mon-Fri, Oct 6-10, from 10am-4pm.

FREE Evening Exhibition Tour – Forests, Foraging and Fires

Thursday, October 16, 5:30 pm

Join us and enjoy a glass of wine as you tour the exhibition with The Center’s curators and gallery guides. Forests, Foraging and Fires will look at the forest as an ecosystem, a resource and a place of transformation. The project will consider what we take from the forest—both materially and spiritual...

Film Screening: Documentary Short Films as a part of Forests, Foraging and Fires

Thursday, October 16, 7:00 pm

Details to be announced.

Drawing & Painting: Fire as Subject and Symbol with William D. Lewis

Saturday, October 18, 10:00 am

Join Boise-based artist William Lewis as he leads students in this two-day workshop. Students will create images of fire a year after the Beaver Creek Fire. Day one, participants will create their own charcoal which will then be used for drawing studies. Day two will be devoted to producing an oil painting on...

Drawing & Painting: Fire as Subject and Symbol with William D. Lewis

Sunday, October 19, 10:00 am

Join Boise-based artist William Lewis as he leads students in this two-day workshop. Students will create images of fire a year after the Beaver Creek Fire. Day one, participants will create their own charcoal which will then be used for drawing studies. Day two will be devoted to producing an oil painting on...

Set Design: Into the Set, Into the Woods with Joe Lavigne

Tuesday, October 21, 6:30 pm

The Center is pleased to present a special opportunity to learn about set design with Company of Fools Production Manager Joe Lavigne as part of its larger multidisciplinary project – Forests, Foraging and Fire. Lavigne, who has designed sets for Company of Fools since 2006, will lead students through the d...

FREE Junior Patrons Circle Reception

Thursday, October 23, 5:00 pm

Join the Junior Patrons Circle for drinks, a gallery tour of the exhibition Forests, Foraging and Fires and to learn more about the JPC and how you can get involved. Bring a friend— all are welcome.

Set Design: Into the Set, Into the Woods with Joe Lavigne

Thursday, October 23, 6:30 pm

The Center is pleased to present a special opportunity to learn about set design with Company of Fools Production Manager Joe Lavigne as part of its larger multidisciplinary project – Forests, Foraging and Fire. Lavigne, who has designed sets for Company of Fools since 2006, will lead students through the d...

Portland Cello Project

Saturday, October 25, 6:30 pm

The Portland Cello Project has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances, everywhere from A Prairie Home Companion to punk rock clubs. The group has built a reputation for mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go. Portland Cello Project will work with ...

Set Design: Into the Set, Into the Woods with Joe Lavigne

Tuesday, October 28, 6:30 pm

The Center is pleased to present a special opportunity to learn about set design with Company of Fools Production Manager Joe Lavigne as part of its larger multidisciplinary project – Forests, Foraging and Fire. Lavigne, who has designed sets for Company of Fools since 2006, will lead students through the d...

Set Design: Into the Set, Into the Woods with Joe Lavigne

Thursday, October 30, 6:30 pm

The Center is pleased to present a special opportunity to learn about set design with Company of Fools Production Manager Joe Lavigne as part of its larger multidisciplinary project – Forests, Foraging and Fire. Lavigne, who has designed sets for Company of Fools since 2006, will lead students through the d...

Teen Workshop: Still Life Painting with Jennifer Bellinger

Saturday, November 1, 10:00 am

Join Sun Valley artist Jennifer Bellinger as she teaches students the fundamentals of still life painting. She will show students how to set up their own still life concentrating on lighting and positioning. The students will learn the basics of setting up a palette, the use of color, composition, and light a...

Teen Workshop: Still Life Painting with Jennifer Bellinger

Sunday, November 2, 10:00 am

Join Sun Valley artist Jennifer Bellinger as she teaches students the fundamentals of still life painting. She will show students how to set up their own still life concentrating on lighting and positioning. The students will learn the basics of setting up a palette, the use of color, composition, and light a...

FREE Evening Exhibition – Forests, Foraging and Fires

Thursday, November 6, 5:30 pm

Join us and enjoy a glass of wine as you tour the exhibition with The Center’s curators and gallery guides. Forests, Foraging and Fires will look at the forest as an ecosystem, a resource and a place of transformation. The project will consider what we take from the forest—both materially and spiritual...

Guy Davis

Friday, December 12, 6:30 pm

Guy Davis is a musician, composer, actor, director, and writer, but most importantly, Guy Davis is a bluesman. The blues permeates every corner of Davis’ creativity. Throughout his career, he has dedicated himself to reviving the traditions of acoustic blues and bringing them to as many ears as possible thr...

4th Annual New Year’s Eve Bubbly Bash

Wednesday, December 31, 9:00 pm

Welcome in 2015 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...

7th Annual Casino Royale

Saturday, January 24, 6:30 pm

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts invites you to join us for the 7th Annual CASINO ROYALE hosted by Company of Fools—an exciting evening of gambling, cocktails and fundraising to benefit Sun Valley Center for the Arts and its theatrical wing Company of Fools. Over the past few years, CASINO ROYALE has beco...

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