46th Annual Sun Valley Arts and Crafts Festival


By DeSiree Fawn

Ketchum, Idaho - ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - The Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ 46th annual Arts and Crafts Festival is in Ketchum this weekend. Artists come from all over the country to share their work with the public. It’s a great opportunity to see what’s going on in the art community locally and around the country.

Today’s opening day of the festival was packed with people looking to get their hands on one-of-a-kind creations. One of the most popular booths at the festival is Diane Harty’s hat booth. Other types of arts and crafts include ceramics, glassware, drawing, fiber, painting, photography, sculpture, woodworking, and metal work.

Besides art, there’s an opportunity to enjoy the festival’s live music and local food vendors. You’re also invited to attend the open artist demonstrations to see the hands-on creation process and ask questions.

“I think this festival is unique in the sense that it’s a juried show. We usually have over 500 artists who apply every year. It’s a really competitive process. We have around 130 artists. Like I said, they come from all over the country and the level and the craft is a very high level,” said Sarah Kolash, Festival Director.

The festival is free and goes throughout the weekend from 10am to 5pm at Atkinson’s Park in Ketchum. Bring your whole family and participate in the children’s art activities, taking place every day from 11am to 2pm.

With so many booths to visit, be sure to stop by last year’s Best in Show, Alison Antelman Jewelry. This year’s Best in Show will be announced over the weekend.

For a complete guide, visit The Center’s information booth at the festival. You can also go to their website, http://sunvalleycenter.org/.

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