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SALLY KING BENEDICT

Sally King Benedict’s exuberant style is unmistakable thanks to her expert use of color and dynamic brushwork. Known for both her figurative and abstract work, Benedict has built an impressive following including features in Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Domino and Southern Living. Now living and creating in the Wood River Valley, Benedict’s summer show will showcase signature works on canvas, paper and ceramics. Opening Night Reception with artist on Friday, July 5th, 5:00-7:30PM

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EZRA SIEGEL

Ezra Siegel has spent over thirty years exploring forms, shapes and paint surfaces to create something that is both simple and complex. His paintings are both empty and full, ordered yet improvised. With multiple layers of washes and thin paint, Siegel’s work is full of nuanced color and tone. His work suggests a minimalist approach but exhibits a human touch in the hope that the viewer can experience beauty through imperfection and subtlety.

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Sun Valley Joy Summit 2024

The Sun Valley Joy Summit is back with another extraordinary edition, offering attendees an immersive journey into the depths of their being to discover pure joy within themselves, all within the beautiful landscapes of Sun Valley, Idaho. From June 5, 2024, to June 9, 2024, the SVJS will bring together a diverse array of practitioners and experts, delivering a curated selection of workshops and activities designed to nurture the soul and ignite transformative experiences. Sun Valley welcomes back esteemed astrologer David Pond, who will be offering insightful astrological changes, and world-renowned Gary Quinn, who is speaking on the power of YES! Yoga enthusiasts will find sanctuary in sessions led by expert practitioners such as Shawn Phillips and Victoria Roper. Cathie Caccia’s mesmerizing singing bowl-focused yoga class promises to transport participants to profound relaxation and rejuvenation. Cal Millar’s exceptional Qi Gong session, enriched with singing bowls’ resonance, offers a unique opportunity for self-discovery and inner peace. Keep moving with Kristi Stangeland, who provides a joyful movement class called Essentrics, and Tyia Wilson, who guides us in Ecstatic Dance to create ‘good vibrations.’ Katie Rogers and Hillary M. Anderson offer two Feng Shui classes to empower you to live a life you …

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24hrs with a Local

24 hours with a Local: Wendy Jaquet

You may know the name Wendy Jaquet from her eighteen years in the state legislature (she’s a former Democratic representative, minority leader, and budget committee member), but Wendy has played many roles in the Wood River Valley, and beyond. She and her husband, Jim, moved to Ketchum from San Francisco in 1977, as Jim had been hired as city administrator for the City of Ketchum. Soon Wendy found herself dabbling in a variety of roles, from president of her two sons’ school PTA to managing an art gallery, to managing the Wagon Days parade (which she did for twenty-five years, and still announces for), to being executive director of the Sun Valley/Ketchum Chamber of Commerce for thirteen years. In 1994 she decided to run for the state legislature, which she did full time until 2012, when she began teaching foundational studies and intro to public administration at Boise State University. Tired of the commute to Boise, she quit teaching but has remained busy ever since, serving on the board of Visit Sun Valley and the advisory council of the Trailing of the Sheep, giving historical tours of downtown Ketchum, coordinating the Resort Cities Coalition for the City of Ketchum, participating …

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Sun Valley Culinary Institute Bistro 211 Student Pop-Up Brunch

Two seatings, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and a second 12:30 to 2 p.m. include an omelet station with a choice of mushrooms, onion, tomato, spinach, ham, and cheddar cheese and a carving station of roasted pork loin. The buffet will also include French toast, sage sausage, bacon, and roasted fingerling potatoes. In addition, the buffet will also include rice pilaf and sautéed mixed vegetables with a Cittronette citrus dressing along with chicken marsala, a mixed garden salad with house vinaigrette, and house-made dinner rolls, and assorted fruit, pot de crème, and strawberry shortcake biscuits for dessert.

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Celebrating Local Nonprofits

Our lobby doors will be open to the public tomorrow from 11-3pm to celebrate local nonprofits in the Valley. We would love for you to stop by to learn more about each and participate in Idaho Gives! Come chat with Higher Ground, Far + Wise, The Community Library, Wood River Land Trust, and Sun Valley Museum of Art! Each $10 you donate gets you a raffle ticket to win a $50 gift card to the Argyros!

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What We're Made Of

What We’re Made Of: Swiftsure Ranch Therapeutic Equestrian Center

South of Bellevue lies a beautiful, sprawling property, home to Swiftsure Ranch, a nonprofit organization founded in 1991 to help those with physical, mental, and emotional needs through equine-assisted activities. The ranch helps many individuals, including veterans, children, the elderly, and others, throughout the Wood River Valley through its many programs. Currently, the organization employees eight staff (six full time, two part time), is assisted by roughly 150 volunteers, and helps about 385 clients a year with its 21 horses. Using these unique therapeutic equine connections, Swiftsure helps empower individuals of all abilities to gain strength and freedom. The Ranch Swiftsure Ranch moved to its current location on 191 acres just south of Bellevue in 2011, allowing for more facilities and more expansive grounds. The ranch is joined on the west by BLM lands and mountain and water views; one mile of the Big Wood River passes through the property. The centerpiece of the equine programs is the 32,000-square-foot, indoor, heated arena, which allows the organization to operate year-round. A 20-stall barn accommodates up to 40 horses, and there’s also outdoor paddocks, pastures, and a smaller 12-stall barn. Inside the main arena is a tack room, complete with adaptive saddles, …

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Arts & Culture, Summer

Not to Miss Arts & Culture Events This Summer

When we travel, we all have our tried-and-true activities, but why not spice things up with a one-of-a-kind experience? Get ready for a Sun Valley summer like no other because we’ve got a whole lineup of arts & culture events that you won’t find anywhere else! From our signature summer extravaganzas to offbeat and extraordinary experiences, it’s time to create your ultimate Sun Valley summer bucket list. So, throw caution to the wind, embrace the unexpected, and let the adventure begin. Don’t miss out on the chance to make memories that will last a lifetime – start planning your Sun Valley summer today! StART Summer in Sun Valley The summer season is kicking off with a week of festivities from Sun Valley Culinary Institute, Sun Valley Museum of Art, and Ballet Sun Valley. Learn more about this week of celebrating the arts in various forms through these organizations and events that support the community arts all year long. The Welcome Party Celebrity Chef Art Smith and Food Network insider Bruce Seidel will be preparing cuisine for the evening and dance the night away with DJ SID3S! This kicks off the week on Saturday June 22nd, you can find more information …

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Jerry Joseph & the Jack Mormons (Night 1)

🎶 Rocking Ketchum: Two Nights with The Jack Mormons at Whiskey’s on Main! 🎸 Get ready for a double dose of rock ‘n’ roll as The Jack Mormons take over Whiskey’s on Main for two epic nights in Ketchum, ID! 📅 Monday May 27th & Tuesday May 28th, 2024 📍 Whiskey’s on Main, Ketchum, ID 21+ EVENT

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Cinco de Mayo – Let’s Dance!

The vibrant and pulsating energy of Cinco de Mayo comes alive at the Argyros in Ketchum. The celebration begins at 8p with DJ Juidos. We will have two live bands, Los Rivera and Noches de Reve starting at 9pm. Los Rivera will play an amazing set of Sierreño, Upbeat versions of great classic ranchera songs. You will be dancing nonstop. Noches de Reve will play a mix of Cumbia, Merengue, Bachata, Rock and Latin Pop that will transcend generations. In between live performances, the dynamic and one and only Los Juidos will keep the party going with every rhythm and beat you can imagine. This Cinco de Mayo celebration is not merely an event but a jubilant fusion of heritage, music, and community, where the spirit of Mexican culture reverberates through every note and every dance step.