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Sun Valley Center for the Arts

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Address: 191 5th Street East, Ketchum, ID 83340
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+1 208-726-9491

The Center's main exhibition space and staff offices are located in Ketchum...

The Center's main exhibition space and staff offices are located in Ketchum at the corner of Washington Avenue and Fifth Street, two blocks west of Main Street. Admission to The Center gallery is always free.Trained volunteer guides, known as docents, conduct free tours every Tuesday at 2pm. The Center generally schedules an evening tour for each exhibition and can arrange tours by appointment, in English or Spanish. Call 208.726.9491 ex 10 in advance of your visit to arrange a tour.The Center hosts six visual arts exhibitions a year. Most Center exhibitions are curated by Center staff, though The Center does on occasion collaborate with guest curators or display traveling exhibitions. Exhibitions focus on contemporary art but many exhibitions also include a historical component as well. Most exhibitions are part of multidisciplinary projects that explore ideas or concepts relevant to our times and of interest to our community. Multidisciplinary projects include visual arts exhibitions, music and dance performances, family events and talks leading thinkers and authors.Small lectures, performances and some classes are also held at our Ketchum facility.

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Such a great addition to the Valley.

I sometimes wonder why this was not set up sooner! Its a lovely venue with a great list of varied events. Very thankful it is here.

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Indigo C
Ketchum, Idaho
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Ketchum, Idaho
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

I sometimes wonder why this was not set up sooner! Its a lovely venue with a great list of varied events. Very thankful it is here.

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Ketchum, Idaho
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

great fun for the whole family! the outdoor summer concerts are the highlights of the year, however the art shows in the galley are great also. lots of young influence, sponsored kids arts events etc

Thank Karin R
Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

The venue was great! Saw Gregory Allen Isakov and Lake Street Dive. We had great beer, the VIP section was great (though little too far back from the stage if you want up close and personal, but better for overall sound). The only downside was a cranky old man who thought I should not be standing and dancing. After he... More 

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ktown3, Performing Arts Director at Sun Valley Center for the Arts, responded to this review

Thanks so much for writing. I'm so sorry to hear about the incident with another patron, but so glad that the situation was resolved with the help of our staff and that your great attitude prevailed. Wish we'd seen the deer that night - first we've heard of that wildlife visitor. Better than a few years back when we had... More 

Montclair, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Beautiful outdoor venue for concerts. Our family went to a free classical concert and had a wonderful time! Such a gorgeous pavillion!

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Lemont, Illinois
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

We went there to listen to a free concert and were amazed by the diversity of the people attending. All ages and heritages. Great show.

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Reviewed 8 March 2016

The Center has a gallery in downtown Ketchum and has a wide variety of shows, lectures, demos year round. But they also sponsor a lot of classes, plays, and concerts. What a valuable asset.

Thank Susie10644
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts has brought extraordinary art, music, theater and lectures to the valley for decades. Each year we check out their calendar of events as we plan our time in the valley. I have enjoyed their art classes along with their wonderful Company of Fools theater productions throughout the year. Thank you for bringing so... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 18 May 2015

It was so informal and inviting. The guy at the "desk" was so helpful and passionate about the area.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

The Sun Valley Center for the arts appeals to everyone. It's worth a stay in Sun Valley just to enjoy the series.

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Portola Valley, California
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

I purchased tickets for 1 of 3 days for this big annual wine event. I was told to park in a special lot and take a shuttle 5 minutes before it started. I went early to scout things out and parked right away. There were some other people there and they let us in at 6PM. It was very hot... More 

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