Art is love. It’s that place of quietness where the soul dips itself in the realm of creation. Creations have always been part of my life. I started writing and illustrating children’s stories at 5 years old. As an adult, I became increasingly critical of my drawings. Therefore, I put more effort into illustrating them. One stroke at the time I realized that the drawings became my stories… Stories with no language barriers… Images more powerful than words… Creations that have lives of their own. Please come and meet them at my Art Gallery! Immerse yourself in their stories. Myriam Esther 3% of the profit goes to charities in Idaho for endangered species or Animals or Environment. 3% of the profit of specific artworks goes to charities for Children, Education and other charities.
Our company of storytellers harnesses the art of live performance for the community. Through established plays, new works, and dynamic educational programming, we provide experiences designed to bring enrichment to all. The Liberty Theatre Company is composed of familiar faces who collectively constitute a Board of Directors, dedicated staff, and an Artist Council devoted to helping guide the creative programming of each season. Our vision is to create a lasting home for innovative theatre that transports, delights, and inspires.
Footlight Dance Centre – Our two dance studios in the Wood River Valley accomodate the towns of Ketchum/Sun Valley and Hailey/Bellevue. Offering programs since 1984 for students ages four to adult, including ballet/pointe, jazz/hip hop, modern/contemporary, tap, and pilates conditioning. MISSION STATEMENT: Exposing children to the best possible dance education including technical understanding, historical basis and analytical thinking skills. We encourage respect while we enjoy dance, working towards understanding and executing movement in a variety of styles. As artists of movement we want to stimulate and contribute to our human spirit. We provide performing opportunities throughout the school year for our upper level students, and produce an annual performance each May. Footlight Dance Company is our pre-professional company with dancers from the Junior and Senior Company levels performing. Each summer intensive dance workshops are available for varying age groups including DANCEcamp, Cecchetti Ballet Workshops, Dance Tapestry and Fall Workshops. We also provide master classes throughout the year with guest teachers.
The 2018 Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series is dedicated to furthering our understanding of our natural and cultural history of the Sawtooth Valley. This year, we are focusing on the pristine elements that make up the Sawtooth Valley, such as the clean air, water, and dark skies that we have. Join us every Friday at the Stanley Museum at 5 PM, and learn more about this area. The full line-up of presenters can be found here.
The Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Assocaition is a 501(c)3 organization that was created in 1972, when the Sawtooth National Recreation Area was established. Our mission is to protect and advance the natural and cultural history of Idaho’s Sawtooth – Salmon River Country through preservation and education. Our funds come from book and map sales, memberships, donations, and grants. To become a member today, click here! Throughout the Sawtooth – Salmon River Country, we operate many year round book stores, including one at Ketchum Ranger Station, Sawtooth NRA Headquarters, and the Stanley Ranger Station. During the summer months, we operate the Stanley Museum and the Redfish Visitor Center. In those month, we talk to and education over 10,000 people every year, and enhance their stewardship to this special area. Redfish Visitor Center Daily free programming including Guided Walks, Junior Ranger, Evening Programs, and more Tourist information Recreation information Media Room for educational video viewing Kids Cave with games, coloring pages, and activities Free WiFi and Cell Phone Booster Art Gallery filled with high quality local art work Stanley Museum Admission is free, donations accepted Local history and stories Well educated Museum staff to answer all historical questions Ice House exhibit open …
The Stanley Museum was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It was used until 1972 as the Valley Creek Ranger Station, until the Sawtooth National Recreation Area was developed. Rangers used to live and work within the building, but it is now open to the public as a museum. There are a variety of exhibits in every room, some focusing on mining, while others focus on ranching. There is also a restored Ice House on site for visitors to enter, and see how food was refridgerated long ago.
Stop in at the Redfish Center and Gallery (located on the banks of Redfish Lake) to view our wide variety of books and maps. Managed by the Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association (SIHA), a local non-profit, we hold books from local authors, detailing the history of the Sawtooth Valley, stories for the kids, and even memoirs from some local scientists. We have maps of the trails in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, the Salmon-Challis Forest, the Boise Forest, and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Stop in today to ask our Naturalists about these books and maps! All books and maps sales, plus donations and memberships, assist with providing educational programming and historical preservation to the Valley! We also host a Gallery inside the building. The artists are from all around Idaho, but gather their inspiration from the Sawtooth area. We have colorful paintings, incredible photography, and hand-made earrings and copper fish. 35% of each purchase from in the Gallery helps provide further educational programs to our visitors. Check out the view from the Center here! (Sawtooth Interpretive & Historical Association webcam)