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Sun Valley Center for the Arts

191 Fifth Street East


Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturdays in February, March, July & August, 11am-5pm

The museum is free and open to the public.


Our mission is enrich our community through transformative arts and educational experiences.


Founded in 1971, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts is the oldest arts organization in Idaho’s Wood River Valley and the largest in the state of Idaho. Over time, The Center has grown from a handful of people presenting classes and events to a professional arts organization that serves more than 40,000 patrons every year (in a valley with a population of 22,000).

The original campus of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities was established on land deeded by Bill Janss, owner of Sun Valley Company from 1964 to 1977. Back in the early days when the Union Pacific Railroad owned Sun Valley Resort, the 6-acre property along Trail Creek was the site of kennels where the resort’s sled dogs were kept; today the property is home to Community School. For several years, The Center flourished at this location as a facility for high-level fine arts residencies. Many of the participating artists and faculty have since gone on to achieve celebrated careers.

Sun Valley Center for the Arts is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media