Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Art Briefs

Richfield gone wild

The 55th annual Outlaw Day will be held in Richfield on Saturday, June 12. This year's celebration theme will be "Hard Times, Tough Town but Great People." A team roping competition and barrel racing event will take place at the Richfield Arena at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 11. The top five competitors from both events will compete on Saturday to complete the Outlaw Day Arena events. On Saturday, June 12, a community breakfast will take place at 8 a.m. and the Main Street Parade will start at 9:30 a.m. with Ralph Vaughn as grand marshal. Tickets for the Rifle Raffle fundraiser will be available at the parade. In addition, a Mud Bog race will take place at 4 p.m. and a street dance at 9 p.m. on Main Street.

Call for volunteers

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts needs many volunteers for an outdoor installation project with artist Patrick Dougherty. The work is outdoors rain or shine and will be physical for ages 15 and over. The Center will need 30 to 40 volunteers June 28-30, 14 to 28 volunteers July 1-9 and six to eight volunteers July 12-17. Shifts will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1-4 p.m. For details, call 726-9491.

Arts commission awards grant to Trailing of the Sheep

The Idaho Commission on the Arts has awarded a grant for the 14th annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival in the amount of $6,284. The festival will take place Oct. 8-10. It is a culture and heritage celebration, which will include culinary events, cultural exhibits, dancers and musicians. It also will include a Sheep Tales gathering, a full-day Folklife Fair, the Trailing of the Sheepdog Trials and the parade of 1,500 sheep down Main Street on Sunday, Oct. 10, along with stories, history, a sheepherder's hike and authentic lamb barbecue.

Save the date for 'The 39 Steps'

Company of Fools is one of the few theater companies in the nation to have secured the rights to "The 39 Steps," adapted by Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. "The 39 Steps" is a Hitchcock masterpiece mixed with a juicy spy novel with an added dash of Monty Python. The show is acceptable for ages 9 to 90. It will take place July 6-31 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey. The Company of Fools Production features Andrew Alburger, Jennifer Jacoby Rush, Richard Rush and Joel Vilinsky. For details, visit or call 788-6520.

Call to artists

The Hailey Arts Commission invites artists to submit applications to design and integrate a variety of public art elements for the new Hailey Rodeo Park. Up to five artists will be selected to receive commissions and will work collaboratively with the project architect, Ruscitto/Latham/Blanton, as part of the design team. An artist workshop will be held Thursday, June 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the Hailey City Hall upstairs meeting room. All artists interested in applying are invited to attend. The public art budget is $70,000, of which $45,000 will be used to pay artist fees and $25,000 for any additional materials required beyond what is already available in the larger project construction budget.

For details, visit, stop by Hailey City Hall or e-mail requests to

Call for artists and crafters

Sawtooth Mountain Mamas Arts & Crafts Fair in Stanley will take place July 17-18 and seeks vendors for crafts and food. Booth fees are $100 to $150.Vendors must provide their own booth tent and tables. For details, call (253) 964-2942 or e-mail

Reckless Kelly and Micky and The Motorcars to play in Fairfield

A "Sorry for Partyin'' concert will take place behind Fairfield's Iron Mountain Inn on Saturday, July 3, at 3 p.m. with music beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Kids under 12 are free. Attendees are encouraged to camp. For details, visit, or

Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights
to perform for 'Fourth on Fourth' in Ketchum

The Fourth on Fourth Celebration in Ketchum will include a free concert by Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights as the inaugural concert in the new Ketchum Town Square. This free annual concert will take place on Saturday, July 3. In addition, local bands Four Stroke Bus and Up a Creek will open the concert at 4 p.m. There is fun for the entire family on the square with a kids' carnival from 4-7 p.m. and a variety of food and drink vendors.

Tony Furtado will kick off the weekend with a concert on Friday, July 2, at the Clarion Inn in Ketchum. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and The Kim Stocking Band will play at 6:30 p.m. Tony Furtado will take the stage at 8 p.m. Tickets are $11, available at Ketchum Dry Goods on Sun Valley Road in Ketchum or online at

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