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Live Nativity

Local costumed actors and live animals unfold the reenactment of the events surrounding Jesus’ birth while vocalists set the scene musically and a Narrator tells the story. Featured again this year will be three live camels and a donkey from Camels R Fun in Idaho Falls. The production starts at 5:00 PM and will be finished by 6:15pm. Come early to get parking, seats, hot cocoa and cookies. Hay bale seating will be available, but please remember your blankets and hand warmers. DRESS WARMLY, it is an outdoor event

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These Days: Joanne Freeman

Abstract painter Joanne Freeman does not rely on direct observation but rather process and precedence. The title These Days, borrowed from the song written by Jackson Browne in the late 1960’s, conjured up comparisons to her own state of mind during her daily studio practice where the realities and upheavals of the external world collide with the inner workings and solitude of her studio. The reductive abstract paintings are about the beauty of singular color, the impact of pure abstract forms and the quiet order that cuts through the noise.

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Deck the Walls: Group Exhibition

Each December/January Gilman Contemporary celebrates the diversity of the artists they bring to Sun Valley with their group exhibition, Deck the Walls. This dynamic group show teases upcoming feature exhibitions with works by Joanne Freeman, John Westmark, Matt Duffin and Paul Béliveau, as well as introducing new artists to the gallery Tony Hernandez and Jason Wheatley. We will also feature one of Jill Lear’s newest large scale works alongside Michael Massaia, Kelly Ording, Ellie Davies, Rodney Smith, Thai Mainhard and Frances McCormack.

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Arts, Galleries

Stone Art Gallery

Stone Art Gallery, a distinctive new gallery in Ketchum exhibits lapidary art, sculptures and wall pieces crafted from rare marble, stone, and precious gems sourced from around the world. The gallery has an impressive collection of hand carved tables, resplendent gem stone art and crystal geodes of rare size and exceptional quality. The works of art, each unique in their design, enhance the natural qualities of the stones, crystals and gems. Precious gems and stones have been known for centuries to possess chemical properties that have been used for healing, cleansing and emotional well-being. Stone Art Gallery, located in the Walnut Avenue Mall in Ketchum features artists from all over the world, along with artist and owner, Jeff Homchick’s own artwork. Homchick creates beautiful “stone paintings” by showcasing the innate beauty of this medium as natural scenes are replicated in stone and gems.

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Recreation, Ski Snowboard and Bike, Sports Gear and Apparel

Sun Valley Nordic & Snowshoe Center

The Sun Valley Nordic Center will be open on Thursday November 24th for the 2022-2023 season Discover some of the best cross-country skiing in America, with unmatched trail quality, training programs, clinics, rentals and a state-of-the-art clubhouse for skiers of all levels. With over 40 km of trails groomed daily for skate and classic skiing, the Sun Valley Nordic & Snowshoe Center provides a head-clearing experience. Our trail system maintains consistent conditions without leaving you gasping for air. Ski and snowshoe equipment for all ages is available for rent. Click here for current conditions! Nordic Skiing Clinics are Back! From aspiring Nordic skiers to those looking to move beyond the basics, our Nordic clinics offer a welcoming environment with world-class trails and picturesque views. Our classic skiing clinics held Sundays in January will focus on the classic stride and glide technique. Those held Sundays in February will focus on the fundamentals. Our skate skiing clinics held Mondays in January will cover the basics. Those held Mondays in February will take you beyond the basics to develop and refine your skills. Clinics begin at 10am, last 75 minutes, and are limited to six participants. The cost is $140 and includes a day pass. …