Friday, May 15, 2009

Living Briefs

Artists' Market to open in Ketchum

The Artists' Market in Ketchum is seeking participants to fill 10 booths in the Park Plaza across from Atkinsons'. Amenities include city garbage cans, a fountain and public restrooms. The market will take place every Tuesday from June 9 through Sept. 8, from noon to 6 p.m.

The Artists' Market in Hailey will partner with the Farmers' Market on Thursdays starting Thursday, June 11, running through Sept. 10. Market hours are 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. For details, e-mail

YMCA art collection boasts talent

The Wood River Community YMCA in Ketchum has started a collection of permanent and temporary art. All of the art in the Y's collection has been donated or is on loan from artists and galleries. A new Arts Advisory Committee has selected a drawing entitled "Rockslide, Bitterroot Range," by William Ingham, to hang above the entrance fireplace. Other works include a photograph by Sue Dumke called "Buddha a Pan," which will be available for auction at the YMCA Classic on Saturday, Aug. 1.

Other art includes "Tepees" by John Horejs, a Rod Kagan totem, which is on loan, and various photographs donated by Benjamin Wood and Theresa Castellano Wood.

To donate art, contact the committee by calling 928-6702.

Food & Wine Festival offers savings

The third annual Sun Valley Food & Wine Festival, which takes place June 12-14, is offering a 5B Pass for $115 to Blaine County residents, which includes guest and local demonstrations. It is a 50 percent saving off the cost of the regular weekend pass. A current Idaho driver's license is needed to purchase a pass. Passes can be purchased at the Visitors' Center at 491 Sun Valley Road in Ketchum from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The festival is partnering with the Blaine County Hunger Coalition to raise money and awareness about hunger in the Sun Valley and Ketchum area. In addition, the festival is partnering with the Wood River Land Trust to offer a morel mushroom walk and seminar led by Kathy Richards.

This year, the festival will include John Turenne, president of Sustainable Food Systems. Turenne will offer a cooking demonstration, "Grilling Pizzas: A Unique and Delicious Way to Eat Healthy," at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, at Carol's Dollar Mountain Lodge in Sun Valley. He will also discuss St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center's work to implement a sustainable food program throughout the hospital.

For details, visit

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