Locals and visitors alike are welcome to take in thought-provoking exhibitions of newly installed art, enjoy wine, mingle with friends and often meet with featured artists during the ever-popular gallery walks.
Broschofsky Gallery, Frederic Boloix Fine Art, Friesen Gallery, Gail Severn Gallery, Gallery DeNovo, Gilman Contemporary, Harvey Art Projects USA, Kneeland Gallery, Wood River Fine Arts and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.
Connecting Women Through Film – a benefit for Girls on the Run of the Wood River Valley
LUNAFEST®, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by Girls on the Run of the Wood River Valley at nexStage Theater in Ketchum on Saturday, December 7, 2013.
This unique film festival highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films by women filmmakers. The films range from animation to fictional drama, and cover topics such as women’s health, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity and breaking barriers.
If you have a product or service that you’d like to donate to the Lunafest Silent Auction and gain sponsorship recognition for, please visit our donation form.
SolFest 2013 is coming to Sun Valley once again this March 22-24 bringing with it all of the fun and games of life in a ski town when the sun is out, the slopes are soft and everyone is in their finest glory. This weekend of skiing and fun, free events beckons you to come out with your friends to revel in the rites of spring. Special lift ticket prices are available to student ID holders.
Friday March 22:
4:00 – 700 pm: Whiskey Jacques Welcome Deck Party
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: 511 Rail Jam and DJ Train at 511 Building (Open registration on site)
10:00 pm: Paranoid Social Club at Whiskey Jacques ($3 cover with Student ID)
Saturday March 23:
All Day: A.P.R.E.S. (Advance Protocol For Ridiculous Endeavors in Sun Valley) – This is a game to see how much fun you can have in a day on Baldy. Golf Card Scoring System. Most points wins. Download rules and scorecard below.
3:30 – 6:30 pm: A.P.R.E.S., The Game Apres Party at Apples Bar and Grill. All scorecards must be turned in by 5:30. Scores will be tallied and prizes awarded for Most Points, Best Costumes, Best Team, and Best Overall Performance
7:30 pm: SolFest Main Street Concert: We shut down Main Street in downtown Ketchum for a free all ages show with DJ’s and Live Music! Headliner TBA.
The 13th annual Ketchum Arts Festival will take place from July 13th -15th, 2012 from 10am to 6 pm every day. Come enjoy the performances, taste some great food and beer, sign the kids in at the kids’ activity tent, and shop the wares of 125 local artists and craft makers. Admission and parking are free (so is the kids’ tent). The Festival is located at Festival Meadow on Sun Valley Road, close enough to walk from either Ketchum or Sun Valley. Come for the day or stay and play for the weekend!
MASSV Music and Arts Showcase Sun Valley makes its debut this summer during a 2 day festival.
When art, music and the majestic scenery of Sun Valley come together —it becomes MASSV. The latest and most exciting event to happen this summer in Sun Valley will be the inaugural MASSV Music and Arts Showcase this summer, July 13-14. The two-day music and arts festival in downtown Ketchum will take place at the Simplot lot, future home of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, across from the Ketchum Post Office.
This historic event will feature the most cutting-edge music touring acts in the nation today including the eclectic and energizing creative rock, funk, and electronica sounds ofGhostland Observatory, the hot vibes of the acoustic and electronica combination sounds and dance performance of Beats Antique and the mixing mania of the dubstep group theAdventure Club.
MASSV is for everyone, and is also pleased to feature the soulful and profound music of Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears. Their James Brown influence will have everyone on their feet as well as the hip-hop super tunes of Brother Ali. Other acts to fill out the MASSV festival’s line-up will include reggae, rock ‘n’ roll and Americana music featuring Gift of Gab of Blackalicous, Proper Motion, Stylust Beats, Winstrong, Boombox and B-Side Players. MASSV will also present Boise’s Equaleyes and Idaho and Wood River Valley’s acclaimed rocker trio Finn Riggins.
Invoking the spirit Mardi Gras and garnering some inspiration from Bonnaroo, MASSV encourages festival goers of all ages to enjoy the party with costumes and art projects. Expect local “tweener” acts of art and music too. The summer fun and super-charged atmosphere will include jugglers, stilt walkers, break dancers, hula hoppers, African drummers, scratch DJs and many other entertainers all throughout the two-day event. Enjoy an art car parade, a torch lit drum march from Simplot lot to Main Street in Ketchum after the main stage closes each night where a street party will ensue with laser light shows and more to continue the MASSV groove.
Gates will open on Friday, July 13, at 2 p.m. The show will start at 4 p.m. and end at 11 p.m. A Ketchum street party will take place from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. On Saturday, July 14, gates open at 12 p.m. and the show will take place from 2 to 11:30 p.m. followed by a Ketchum street party from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Early Bird tickets will go on sale Wednesday, May 16. A weekend pass is $49.99 and individual day passes are $39.99. These passes are available for a limited time only. An online advanced pass for $59.99 will be available following an early bird sell out. After July 7, the weekend pass will be $69.99 and individual passes will be $45. MASSV will have food, drink and other vendors on-site at the Simplot lot. In addition, parking, camping, lodging and ticket sales information will be available soon.
Students interested in art projects for exhibition at the festival should contact the festival at firstname.lastname@example.org as well as volunteers and other interested parties who would like to be involved in this debut festival event.
Mother’s Day is nearly 100 years old. Declared an official national holiday by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914, Mothers Day began in the United States after Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia began a campaign to set aside a day just for mothers. Her mother had died and Anna wanted all mothers to be remembered with a day of quiet reflection and family. But mother’s have been celebrated since the time of the ancient greeks, who used to honor Rhea, "Queen of heaven" and "mother of the gods" in the springtime with flowers, sweet honey cakes and fine drinks at dawn.
Perfect. It sounds like the beginning of the Mother’s Day tradition of breakfast in bed.
But if you really want to indulge mom this Mother’s Day, book the special Mother’s Day Package at Sun Valley Resort and give her a weekend to remember. This exceptional weekend package includes Saturday night’s lodging in the Sun Valley Lodge or Inn, Sunday Brunch for two and a one-hour massage. The Sunday Brunch is not to be missed and offers a lavish display of breakfast specialties including omelet and crepe stations, seafood, an array of gourmet salads and a symphony of desserts.
And don’t forget the pre- or post-massage soak in the Sun Valley Lodge heated outdoor pool–with poolside cocktail service and the expansive blue Idaho skies, it is a unique extravagance (and a local tradition)!
Looking for some other things for mom to do while she is enjoying her weekend indulgence in Sun Valley? Here are a few ideas to help make her day.
1) Let her be Sonja Henie for a Day
The beautiful Sun Valley Outdoor Ice Rink is an original Sun Valley Story and the location for the 1941 academy award nominated musical “Sun Valley Serenade” staring Sonja Henie, John Payne, Milton Berle, Glenn Miller and Lynn Bari. Let mom don white figure skates and twirl and dip around the outdoor rink to the sounds of the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Follow it up with a cocktail on the Lodge terrace or in the historic Duchin Lounge. Or bring the whole family and let mom skate with the kids for her own personalized version of Disney on Ice.
2) Enjoy a Historical Tour and Picnic at Trail Creek
The Ketchum / Sun Valley Heritage and Ski Musuem features information and historical tours of the area, along with amazing exhibits with photos and memorabilia on everything from the early days of skiing in America to author Ernest Hemingway’s years in Idaho. Visit their Hemingway in Sun Valley [http://ksvhs.com/?page_id=403] page for more information on where to go to touch a little of the history related to the celebrated author and visit a few local institutions at the same time–the Sun Valley Lodge, Trail Creek Cabin, the Casino Club, the Ketchum Korral, etc. Visit the Hemingway Memorial and picnic alongside Trail Creek (grab provisions from the Sun Valley Deli).
The views are spectacular and the wrap-around terraces overlooking the 18-hole Sawtooth Putting Course (a great place for kids and new golfers to practice) and the Trail Creek Golf Course are perfect for sipping Bloody Marys outside when the weather is nice. And it is a short bike ride (or walk) from the lodge–with the Ernest Hemingway Memorial is just a short pedal along Trail Creek Road.
4) Indulge Her with some Retail Therapy
Don’t miss the village shopping–with 15 unique shops for every need, from specialty hand-dipped chocolates to jewelry, unique toys, gift items and designer fashions at the Brass Ranch (for the largest collection of European and American ski and sportswear, including Arc’teryx, Bogner, Canada Goose, Eider, JetSet, Kjus, Moncler, Ralph Lauren, Rossignol, Toni Sailer and more) or Panache (with big designer names like Nanette Lapore, Brunello Cucinelli, Chan Luu, Elizabeth & James and Diane Von Furstenberg, who makes a personal appearance for their annual fashion show fundraiser every summer).
Looking for the latest cool finds, local shopping deals and steals, check out Sun Valley Magazine’s weekly SWAG blog to make sure you don’t miss a thing.
5) Pamper Her with a Spa Day
Book a bevy of services through the Sun Valley Spa and give mom a day of indulgence. Start with a hike in the morning (there are several within easy walking distance of the lodge) and then give her a head-to-toe makeover with a manicure / pedicure, followed by a facial and a 90-minute Sun Stone "Hot Stone Therapy" massage or herbal body wrap. Heaven!
So spoil mom this year in all the ways she deserves and enjoy everything Sun Valley has to offer.
The local’s favorite concert series, "Ketch’em Alive," is returning every Tuesday evening from 7 until 9 pm at the Forrest Service Park in downtown Ketchum. There will be dancing, music, and a funfilled community party. Picnics are encouraged; food and drink will be sold in the park as well. Nationally touring bands will play rock, reggae, world beat, Americana, folk, etc. "Ketch’em Alive" starts June 26th and continues until August 21st.
Blitzen Trapper Headlines Sun Valley Spring Break Weekend
For Immediate Release (Sun Valley, ID) The Sun Valley, Idaho region is pleased to announce SolFest 2012, an event embodying the energy of spring with a weekend of snow, sun and rock and roll March 23-25th 2012. Rockers Blitzen Trapper will headline the weekend events playing a free show March 24th on Main Street in downtown Ketchum, ID.
SolFest 2012 Schedule of Events:
Friday March 23
5:00 pm SolFest kick-off party at Grumpy’s Bar and Grill with musical request specialists Bermuda Cowboys
10:00 pm Southern rockers, Fox Street All Stars, play Whiskey Jacques
Saturday March 24
9:00 am – 2:00 pm Baldy Poker Run, register at Apple’s Bar and Grill
5:00 pm Main Street Party. Blitzen Trapper headlines multi-act, free concert
8:00 pm 511 Rail Jam at 511 Building, downtown Ketchum
10:00 pm Local troubadours, Old Death Whisper, play Whiskey Jacques
Sunday March 25
11:00 am Slide, Glide, Ride Relay at Dollar Mountain, a fun event for families and friends of all ages and sizes.
At a time when the skiing and snowboarding is at its finest, the days are long and warm, and the spring vibe fills the air, SolFest is bringing back the heart and soul of mountain town culture.
With Northwest and Rockies colleges on spring break, Sun Valley Resort is rolling out the red carpet offering college students with a valid student I.D. up to 50% off lift tickets and aggressive lodging specials. Never has there been a better time for those looking for a memorable spring break to make the trip to Sun Valley.
"There is something special about Sun Valley in the spring and we are serving up SolFest to bring people to town for a great time. Few things are better than tearing up the ski hill with your friends dressed in some wild outfit with the bars and streets filled with great music and good times," said Visit Sun Valley’s Greg Randolph.
"We are starting a spring tradition and using our creativity and resources to show younger generations just how much fun Sun Valley is. We are lining up a great event, the skiing is always awesome this time of year, and having talent like the Fox Street All Stars and Blitzen Trapper on board is going to put the party over the top," said Whiskey Jacques booking agent, Thatcher Marstadt.
The Good Times return President’s Weekend for the 4th Annual Marley in the Mtns! Come out and celebrate winter and all the Mt. Niceness! The Greatest Show on Snow!
Abja and the Lions of Kush
Soulmedic backed by Lions Den Sound System and DJ Vision.
Old Death Whisper, Army of Pines, Captain Dano and the Nobodies.
Reggae/hip-hop sensation Obie Won will be MC.
Plus other special guests and surprises!
MITM is proud to partner with Sun Valley Adaptive Sports and its Higher Ground program. SVAS will receive $5 for all pre-sale tickets. Higher Ground would like to welcome all veterans to enjoy a FREE concert ticket.