Arts & Culture

Sun Valley is one of America’s top small towns for art. With more than a dozen galleries, several live theater companies, the lauded Writers' Conference, the Sun Valley Film Festival, free summer symphony concerts in the Sun Valley Pavilion, and one of the West’s premier nonprofit arts organizations, the Sun Valley Museum of Art, Sun Valley packs an enormous cultural punch for its size.

Art Galleries & Museums

Sun Valley, America’s first destination ski resort, is the place where legends and lore collide. But don’t think being rich in history means it’s a wasteland of dust, rust and relics. One glimpse at the thriving art scene, with galleries and exhibitions that can (and do) hold their own against their contemporaries in Manhattan, Berlin, London or Los Angeles, will assure you that Sun Valley’s arts and culture scene is alive and very much of-the-now.

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Performing Arts

Experience a wide variety of theater, ranging from mini ballerinas performing the Nutcracker to full-fledged stage productions of 'Our Town' and the 'Glass Menagerie'.

Sun Valley Performing Art Scene


Movies & Film

Just because you are in the wild Gothic mountains of Idaho don't think that you will miss out on the latest release or the most talked about indie film. With a history of all-time classic movies having been shot here ("How To Marry A Millionaire" starring Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and Lauren Bacall, for one), an Idaho film-making revival underway, and a host of stars-in-occasional-residence (Clint Eastwood, Scott Glenn and Arnold Schwarzeneggerall reside in Sun Valley part time), cinema lovers are actually in their element here.

Movie & Film Opportunities in Sun Valley


Music

Tune in to Sun Valley’s acoustic scene for a chance to experience an unforgettable outdoor performance at the Sun Valley Pavilion. Delight in a new discovery or catch a concert with a big name musician all while enjoying the intimacy of Sun Valley’s setting.

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A getaway within a getaway. The area’s newest artistic attraction building on a vibrant cultural his …

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Situated in the heart of the Sun Valley Village, the Opera House was built in 1937 and serves as Sun …

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Lectures

Brain candy and wise words from the likes of Sir Salman Rushdie, David Sedaris, Gloria Steinem, Garrison Keillor, and E.O. Wilson are up for grabs with year-round lectures, readings and the highly rated Sun Valley Writers' Conference.

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Upcoming Events

Various Locations
Feb 4 all-day
50th Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour @ Various Locations
12:00 am
The 50th annual Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour will take place in Ketchum, Idaho, on its traditional day, the first Saturday in February, falling in 2023 on February 4. The premier cross country race in the Western United States, the Tour is staged on the historic Harriman Trail located in the pristine Sawtooth National Forest Area. Race distances are 34 kilometers, the Full Boulder, and 15 kilometers, the Charley Course Half Boulder. The field features World Cup-caliber racers to cross country enthusiasts who embrace the “Tour” aspect of the event. All ages are welcome. Racers are separated by waves, including Elite Men, Elite Women, seeded by previous race times in the BMT or comparable marathon distance races. There are seven waves in the Full Boulder. This year, the in-person race field will be capped at 800 skiers for the Full Boulder, and 200 skiers in the Half. Entry fee includes official 2023 BMT SWIX race hat, 50th anniversary souvenir racing bib, race bag, event program, sponsored goods, a raffle ticket, race shuttles, post-race and on-course food and beverages, awards party, plus the opportunity to win amazing raffle prizes from our amazing event sponsors. No refunds are offered for any reason. ...
Sun Valley, ID - Various locations
Mar 29 – Apr 2 all-day
Sun Valley Film Festival @ Sun Valley, ID - Various locations
12:00 am
Returning for its 12th year, SVFF kicks off another five days of Films, Coffee Talks, Parties and more. SVFF supports independent film and the magic of storytelling. It’s mission to celebrate and award filmmakers who are established and emerging has earned the Festival accolades by the film industry, film festival goers, film lovers, and filmmakers. The year-round Sun Valley Film Initiative develops professionals and illuminates the process of filmmaking, propelling emerging voices with grants and education. Since 2012 the Sun Valley Film Festival has invited fans and filmmakers to America’s first ski resort to celebrate the magic of storytelling. In the past, Festival guests include Hollywood legends such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster, Geena Davis, and Oliver Stone as well as avant-garde writers and filmmakers like Stephen Gaghan and Mark and Jay Duplass. With over 4,000 yearly attendees, SVFF has become known as the Festival for Filmmakers. The Sun Valley Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. To support and learn more about SVFF opportunities, visit sunvalleyfilmfestival.org    
Various Locations
May 26 – May 29 all-day
Sun Valley Wellness Festival & Conference @ Various Locations
12:00 am
The Sun Valley Wellness Festival (SVWF) has been at the forefront of the wellness movement for decades. Its pioneering wellness programs have positively impacted thousands of individuals in the local and global communities. 2023 will be the 26th year of the festival, which will take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 26-29, officially launching the summer event season in the Sun Valley area. Festival programs and activities will be held at the Argyros Performing Arts Center and the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum, Idaho. Building on its history of highlighting inspired thought leaders, the 2023 SVWF will feature dozens of pioneering presentations and workshops from leading wellness experts. The festival also will offer a free Experience Hall, which includes a variety of wellness vendors, as well as movement, and yoga classes, and unique guided outdoor wellness adventures such as holistic hiking and mountain meditations. The festival is produced by the non-profit Sun Valley Wellness Institute (SVWI), whose dedicated board and staff work tirelessly to create a world-class wellness event. Stepping into the lead role is new SVWI President, Allison Quistgard Scherer, who is taking the reins from 2022 SVWI Board President Geneal Thompson, as she transitions into the role of Past ...
Sun Valley Pavilion
Jun 30 – Jul 1 all-day
Ballet Sun Valley @ Sun Valley Pavilion | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
Save the dates for the 2023 Ballet Sun Valley! More details coming soon.  balletsunvalley.org 

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