Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Art to fill Sun Valley Festival Meadow

Ketchum Arts Festival has something for everyone


By SABINA DANA PLASSE
Express Staff Writer

Lane Letourneau, a Sun Valley resident, participated in her first art show at the 2010 Ketchum Arts Festival, where she sold 20 of her 28 original acrylic wildlife paintings. Photo by Willy Cook

The green lush Sun Valley Festival Meadow ringed by alpine views as well as an array of local art talent is what makes the Ketchum Arts Festival a unique show worth attending. The 12th annual Ketchum Arts Festival will feature the wares of more than 100 artists and craft makers, local chefs and brew-meisters from Friday, July 8, through Sunday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

Located next to Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church on Sun Valley Road, the festival is close to town and there's plenty of free parking at the site. This year the festival will feature a free kids activity tent for children 4 and older, where art activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The tent will have painting, puppets, bubbles, hooping, collaging, stories and face painting.

< The eclectic selection of arts and crafts at the festival will offer high-end sophisticated art works by professional artists and affordable art and crafts by emerging artists. Work will include woodworking, museum-quality paintings and photographs from well-known artists. In addition, jewelry, ceramics, clothing and other items will be on exhibition for sale to festival-goers.

Most artists reside in Blaine County, but artists from other regions of Idaho have been invited. The festival will also include live music, food from local chefs and beer from the Sun Valley Brewery.

The Paul Tillotson Trio will play from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and additional musicians will perform, including the Kim Stocking Band and The Mighty Shims.

For details, visit www.ketchumartsfestival.com.

Sabina Dana Plasse: splasse@mtexpress.com




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