Applications for the 2015 Arts & Crafts Festival Now Being Accepted

Artists are invited to apply for the 2015 Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival, to be held August 7–9 at Atkinson Park in Ketchum. Applications are now available online at

Applications for the Festival are due by midnight Friday, February 28, 2015. Through a competitive blind jury process, approximately 130 artists will be chosen to exhibit in this summer’s show. The application fee is $35.

Join the Sun Valley Center for the Arts as they present the 47th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival. This Festival is a juried fine arts and crafts show, held outdoors in beautiful Ketchum, Idaho with an annual attendance of over 10,000 during the three day event. The Ketchum/ Sun Valley area is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and is also brimming with culture and nightlife. Check out the fly fishing scene, learn about the latest art gallery exhibits, hike in the Sawtooth Mountains, water ski on an alpine lake, bike the famous single-track, listen to an outdoor concert and of course visit the Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival. The possibilities are almost endless!

In 2013 the City of Ketchum was ranked #3 in America’s Top 12 Small-Town ArtPlaces. This mountain resort town is a year-round home to a well-educated, sophisticated community. Each summer Ketchum’s population swells to accommodate a large number of second homeowners, who come for the season, as well as summer tourists, who come for a week or weekend.

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts values and honors the work made by the individual artists. No commercial agents are allowed. A full list of rules and descriptions of categories is available at This popular community event also includes artists’ demonstrations, live music, food vendors and a children’s activity area.

Full-time Blaine County residents will be granted an extra point in their favor during the jurying process to encourage local participation.

Artists who need help with or have questions about the application are invited to contact or 208.726.9491 for more information.