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COMPANY OF FOOLS: Clybourne Park “Post-Show Chat Back/Backstage Tour”

Sunday, February 25, 3:00 pm

Bruce Norris’s Pulitzer Prize-winning response to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun takes on the ongoing conversation about race and gentrification with a biting wit. Set in the same house in two different decades, fifty years apart, Clybourne Park is an unforgettable, spiky satire that asks us to ...

FILM: 2018 Oscar Shorts Documentary – Program A

Wednesday, February 28, 4:30 pm

During week two of the annual tradition prior to the Oscars, The Center and Magic Lantern give film lovers the chance to see all of the Oscar nominated documentary shorts in the final two evenings. Documentary shorts in 2018 are considered R rated. Documentary Shorts – PROGRAM A (Estimated Runni...

COMPANY OF FOOLS: Clybourne Park

Wednesday, February 28, 7:00 pm

Bruce Norris’s Pulitzer Prize-winning response to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun takes on the ongoing conversation about race and gentrification with a biting wit. Set in the same house in two different decades, fifty years apart, Clybourne Park is an unforgettable, spiky satire that asks us to ...

FILM: 2018 Oscar Shorts Documentary – Program A

Wednesday, February 28, 7:00 pm

During week two of the annual tradition prior to the Oscars, The Center and Magic Lantern give film lovers the chance to see all of the Oscar nominated documentary shorts in the final two evenings. Documentary shorts in 2018 are considered R rated. Documentary Shorts – PROGRAM A (Estimated Runni...

FILM: 2018 Oscar Shorts Documentary – Program B

Thursday, March 1, 4:30 pm

During week two of the annual tradition prior to the Oscars, The Center and Magic Lantern give film lovers the chance to see all the Oscar nominated documentary shorts in the final two evenings. Please note: the documentary shorts are considered R rated. Documentary Shorts – PROGRAM B (Estimated Runn...

FREE BOOK DISCUSSION: The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen with The Community Library’s Jenny Emery Davidson & Scott Burton

Thursday, March 1, 5:30 pm

Join Jenny Emery Davidson and Scott Burton from The Community Library as they discuss The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, the winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweepi...

COMPANY OF FOOLS: Clybourne Park

Thursday, March 1, 7:00 pm

Bruce Norris’s Pulitzer Prize-winning response to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun takes on the ongoing conversation about race and gentrification with a biting wit. Set in the same house in two different decades, fifty years apart, Clybourne Park is an unforgettable, spiky satire that asks us to ...

FILM: 2018 Oscar Shorts Documentary – Program B

Thursday, March 1, 7:00 pm

During week two of the annual tradition prior to the Oscars, The Center and Magic Lantern give film lovers the chance to see all the Oscar nominated documentary shorts in the final two evenings. Please note: the documentary shorts are considered R rated. Documentary Shorts – PROGRAM B (Estimated Runn...

SOLD OUT! CRAFT SERIES ONE NIGHT WORKSHOPS: Adorn the Hand: Silver Ring Making with Rachel Reichert

Friday, March 2, 5:00 pm

This four-hour workshop will address basic metalworking techniques such as sawing, filing, sanding, forming, and soldering sterling silver rings. We’ll start with tool and studio introduction, then design and fabricate rings from sheet and wire. All skill levels welcome. Appropriate for ages 16 and up. ...

COMPANY OF FOOLS: Clybourne Park

Friday, March 2, 8:00 pm

Bruce Norris’s Pulitzer Prize-winning response to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun takes on the ongoing conversation about race and gentrification with a biting wit. Set in the same house in two different decades, fifty years apart, Clybourne Park is an unforgettable, spiky satire that asks us to ...

FREE FAMILY DAY: This Land Is Whose Land?

Saturday, March 3, 3:00 pm

The U.S. is a country composed largely of immigrants, all arriving in search of new opportunities. This BIG IDEA project is prompted by current conversation about refugees in the U.S., it explores the topic within the larger framework of country’s history as a place of resettlement. With our family day even...

COMPANY OF FOOLS: Clybourne Park “Date Night”

Saturday, March 3, 8:00 pm

Bruce Norris’s Pulitzer Prize-winning response to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun takes on the ongoing conversation about race and gentrification with a biting wit. Set in the same house in two different decades, fifty years apart, Clybourne Park is an unforgettable, spiky satire that asks us to ...

CONCERT: Socks in the Frying Pan

Tuesday, March 6, 7:00 pm

Taking America by storm, the 2014 Irish Music Association “Best New Band” Socks in the Frying Pan has had several very successful tours around the U.S. where they performed at all the major Irish festivals including Milwaukee; Dublin, Ohio; and Kansas City. These County Clare natives have captiv...

COMPANY OF FOOLS: Clybourne Park

Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 pm

Bruce Norris’s Pulitzer Prize-winning response to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun takes on the ongoing conversation about race and gentrification with a biting wit. Set in the same house in two different decades, fifty years apart, Clybourne Park is an unforgettable, spiky satire that asks us to ...

LECTURE: Viet Thanh Nguyen “An Evening with Viet Thanh Nguyen”

Thursday, March 8, 6:30 pm

Award-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen continues to gain recognition for his bold, elegant, and fiercely honest writing. His remarkable debut novel, The Sympathizer, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2016 and made the finalist list for the 2016 PEN/Faulkner award. His collection of short stories titled The Refugees w...

COMPANY OF FOOLS: Clybourne Park

Thursday, March 8, 7:00 pm

Bruce Norris’s Pulitzer Prize-winning response to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun takes on the ongoing conversation about race and gentrification with a biting wit. Set in the same house in two different decades, fifty years apart, Clybourne Park is an unforgettable, spiky satire that asks us to ...

FREE GALLERY WALK: This Land is Whose Land?

Friday, March 9, 5:00 pm

Start your Gallery Walk at The Center and see The Resettled, a 30-minute film focusing on refugee stories from around the U.S., including a refugee in Boise who observes, “I was not born a refugee, I was made one.” Prompted by current global and local conversations about refugees and immigration, This ...

COMPANY OF FOOLS: Clybourne Park

Friday, March 9, 8:00 pm

Bruce Norris’s Pulitzer Prize-winning response to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun takes on the ongoing conversation about race and gentrification with a biting wit. Set in the same house in two different decades, fifty years apart, Clybourne Park is an unforgettable, spiky satire that asks us to ...

COMPANY OF FOOLS: Clybourne Park

Saturday, March 10, 8:00 pm

Bruce Norris’s Pulitzer Prize-winning response to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun takes on the ongoing conversation about race and gentrification with a biting wit. Set in the same house in two different decades, fifty years apart, Clybourne Park is an unforgettable, spiky satire that asks us to ...

FREE PANEL DISCUSSION: Whose Land Is It?

Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 pm

What is our responsibility to refugees? How are refugees welcomed and contributing to our society? Join moderator Tom Michael, General Manager of Boise State Public Radio, and panelists Shawn Barigar, Mayor of the City of Twin Falls; Zeze Rwasama, Director of Twin Falls Refugee Center; photographer Angie Smit...

FREE EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: This Land is Whose Land?

Thursday, March 22, 5:30 pm

Enjoy a glass of wine while you tour the exhibition with The Center’s curators and gallery guides. Prompted by current global and local conversations about refugees and immigration, This Land Is Whose Land? explores these timely topics in the context of the United States’ history as place of resettlement ...

FILM: Welcome to Refugeestan

Thursday, March 22, 7:00 pm

Almost seventeen million people—refugees, displaced persons or migrants—live in camps, in a virtual country the size of the Netherlands. And yet the names of these places do not appear on any maps. The UNHCR (United Nations High Commission on Refugees) and NGOs (non-governmental organizations) have develo...

SPECIAL EVENT: The Second City

Saturday, March 24, 8:00 pm

In response to popular demand, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts will be bringing back Chicago’s legendary comedy theatre company, The Second City, to perform at the Sun Valley Opera House on two consecutive evenings — Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 25, at 7 p.m. The Second City on To...

SPECIAL EVENT: The Second City

Sunday, March 25, 7:00 pm

In response to popular demand, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts will be bringing back Chicago’s legendary comedy theatre company, The Second City, to perform at the Sun Valley Opera House on two consecutive evenings — Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 25, at 7 p.m. The Second City on To...

SPECIAL EVENT: COMPANY OF FOOLS 2018 Gala Benefit & Performance

Thursday, March 29, 5:30 pm

Channel the glamour of old Hollywood and join us as we celebrate Company of Fools. The evening pays loving tribute to the singers and songs of the silver screen when Broadway leading lady Teri Bibb performs ONCE UPON A SONG: A TRIBUTE TO THE GOLDEN VOICES OF THE SILVER SCREEN. Bibb is joined by Musical Direct...

SPECIAL EVENT: COMPANY OF FOOLS 2018 Celebration & Benefit: Public Performance

Friday, March 30, 7:00 pm

Channel the glamour of old Hollywood and join us as we celebrate Company of Fools. The evening pays loving tribute to the singers and songs of the silver screen when Broadway leading lady Teri Bibb performs ONCE UPON A SONG: A TRIBUTE TO THE GOLDEN VOICES OF THE SILVER SCREEN. Bibb is joined by Musical Direct...

SPRING OPEN STUDIO: Figure Drawing

Wednesday, April 4, 6:30 pm

Use this opportunity to brush up on your figure drawing skills in a relaxed environment. All skills welcome. Spring Open Studio is offered Apr 4 & 18 and May 2 & 16.

CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Backyard Beekeeping for Beginners with the Magic Valley Beekeepers

Thursday, April 5, 6:00 pm

Discover the basics of what you need to begin backyard beekeeping  from buying honeybees and constructing the hive to preventing bee swarming and harvesting honey. Participants will then have the opportunity to learn about solitary bees and how to make your garden area pollinator friendly. Presented by S...

SOLD OUT! CRAFT SERIES ONE NIGHT WORKSHOPS: Introduction to Wire Wrapping with Elise Stelling

Tuesday, April 10, 5:00 pm

Join Elise Stelling as she teaches students the ancient art of jewelry making through wire wrapping. In this four hour class students will be introduced to basic wire wrapping materials and learn versatile techniques which will become the foundation for any wire-wrapping project. Each student will leave the c...

SPRING OPEN STUDIO: Figure Drawing

Wednesday, April 18, 6:30 pm

Use this opportunity to brush up on your figure drawing skills in a relaxed environment. All skills welcome. Spring Open Studio is offered Apr 4 & 18 and May 2 & 16.

COMPANY OF FOOLS: A Bee Mini-Musical (working title) with post-show interactive workshop

Saturday, April 21, 6:00 pm

Company of Fools commissions award-winning musical theatre writers, Maggie-Kate Coleman and Erato A. Kremmyda, to develop a short musical for young audiences inspired by the visual artwork in The Center’s BIG IDEA project, Bees. We’re pleased to offer student matinees for K–4th grade students alongside ...

COMPANY OF FOOLS: A Bee Mini-Musical (working title) with post-show interactive workshop

Sunday, April 22, 2:00 pm

Company of Fools commissions award-winning musical theatre writers, Maggie-Kate Coleman and Erato A. Kremmyda, to develop a short musical for young audiences inspired by the visual artwork in The Center’s BIG IDEA project, Bees. We’re pleased to offer student matinees for K–4th grade students alongside ...

FILM: Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?

Thursday, April 26, 7:00 pm

Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from award-winning filmmaker Taggart Siegel. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weave...

TEEN WORKSHOP: Ceramic Bee Baths with Boulder Mountain Clayworks

Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am

Birds aren’t the only ones who need a bath! Learn traditional hand building techniques while creating a one of a kind bee bath. Presented in partnership with Boulder Mountain Clayworks. Workshop is 10am-1pm on Sat, April 28, located at 471 10th St #B6, Ketchum. Part of The Center's BIG IDEA project Be...

SPRING OPEN STUDIO: Figure Drawing

Wednesday, May 2, 6:30 pm

Use this opportunity to brush up on your figure drawing skills in a relaxed environment. All skills welcome. Spring Open Studio is offered Apr 4 & 18 and May 2 & 16.

FREE FAMILY DAY: Bees and Pollinators

Saturday, May 12, 3:00 pm

Join The Center for our bee focused family day when we host special activities for all family members including art projects, a self-guided tour and Makerspace activities. This is an opportunity to participate in the creative process, learn about the importance of bees and have fun with your family and commun...

SPRING OPEN STUDIO: Figure Drawing

Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 pm

Use this opportunity to brush up on your figure drawing skills in a relaxed environment. All skills welcome. Spring Open Studio is offered Apr 4 & 18 and May 2 & 16.

CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Cooking with Honey with The Haven

Thursday, May 17, 6:00 pm

Join us as we explore the magnificent world of honey. Participants will sip on honey inspired cocktails while watching art demos and making hands-on culinary creations. Each participate will leave the class with a special culinary treat and full belly! Part of The Center’s BIG IDEA project Bees. Cooki...

SPECIAL EVENT: 50th Anniversary Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival

Friday, August 10, 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...

SPECIAL EVENT: 50th Anniversary Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday, 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...

SPECIAL EVENT: 50th Anniversary Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival

Sunday, 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...

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