What We Do

Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ mission is to enrich our community through transformative arts and educational experiences.

A cornerstone of the Wood River Valley arts scene and the largest arts organization in Idaho, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts has enriched the community through transformative arts and educational experiences since 1971. The Center offers exceptional year-round programming in music, film, visual arts, the humanities and Company of Fools professional theatre. The Center uses a unique multidisciplinary approach to explore ideas relevant to our time. Several times a year, each of The Center’s programming areas come together to consider a single topic or issue through BIG IDEA projects.

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Just 5% of all museums in the US (including four other museums in Idaho) earn AAM accreditation.


The Center’s Commitment to Enhancing Arts Education

We are deeply committed to adult and K-12 arts education, and our robust partnerships with local schools enable us to bring artists and authors, musicians and playwrights into direct contact with students in area classrooms. The Center’s many outreach programs supplement the school curriculum through Classroom Enrichment Projects, in-school Professional Artist Residencies, Student Exhibition Tours, Company of Fools Theatre Student Matinees, Company of Fools Stages of Wonder (theatre arts curriculum) and scholarships and professional development opportunities for locale students and educators.

Learn more about our values, commitments and programming.