Sun Valley Ballet School Meet & Greet

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Please join us this Friday for our Meet & Greet with new Artistic Director, Alexander Tressor. It will be a hosted evening of Russian food, drinks, and Gulag humor!

Location: At the Studio, 111 N 1st Ave. in Hailey

Date & Time: Friday, Oct 19th 5:30-7:00 pm


Event Contact Info:

Aimee Durand
Sun Valley Ballet School

Business After Hours at the Bead Shop

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Please join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres Thursday October 18th at The Bead Shop, 213 N Main St, Bellevue.

Tammy Davis is hosting our Business After Hours this week.

Remember to bring your business card for a chance to win a raffle prize! See you there!

Location: The Bead Shop, 213 N Main St, Bellevue
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM7:00 PM MDT

Trailing of the Sheep Festival

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WHEN: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 to Sunday, October 14, 2018 – all day
WHERE: Various Locations
CONTACT: Trailing of the Sheep
Event Description: An annual celebration of culture. Trailing of the Sheep has been named in the Top Ten Fall Festivals in the World, Top 200 Best U.S. Festivals and the Top 100 Festivals in N. America. In 2013, USA Today named it One of the Top Ten Fall Festivals in America. It is also the recipient of the Governor’s Award for Cultural Heritage.

Theatre – Company of Fools

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One organization that has called Hailey home for nearly 20 years is the award-winning Company of Fools, a non-profit theatre company and part of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts,  which produces Broadway quality shows year-round, based out of Bruce Willis’ beautifully restored circa-1930s Liberty Theatre located on Hailey’s Main Street. Company of Fools is a theatre company driven by the power of the theatrical experience to connect artist and audience, and their mission is to engage, inspire, entertain and perform.

In the fall of 1996, founding members Rusty Wilson and Denise Simone relocated Company of Fools to Hailey, Idaho at the urging of Bruce Willis and his then-wife Demi Moore, who had also recently moved to the area. Since that time, Company of Fools has produced an average of 5 major performances each year, ranging from relatively unknown pieces by aspiring new playwrights to popular musicals and shows. They have featured well-known actors such as Bruce Willis, Robin Williams and Jodie Foster, along with a variety of other notable and up- and- coming performers, on their stage over the years. Through their strong commitment to innovative and dynamic artistic excellence, Company of Fools has contributed immensely to the rich cultural life of the Wood River Valley and greater Idaho, and appreciative audience members from around the world routinely applaud their outstanding work.

Sun Valley Center for the Arts – Hailey

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In 2005, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts became the owner of a historic house at 314 Second Avenue South, one of the oldest houses in Hailey, Idaho. The house was the birthplace of poet Ezra Pound and was later the private residence of one of Hailey’s most beloved and busy citizens, Roberta McKercher, until her death in 1996. Only the first floor of the house is open to the public. The upstairs is frequently used to house visiting artists. The Hailey property also includes a freestanding, 1,200-square-foot classroom built to The Center’s specifications in 2006.

Together, the house and classroom allow The Center to offer exhibitions, classes, workshops and small lectures and performances in a location convenient to the growing population of southern Blaine County. Annual Hailey events include a writer’s workshop each June, a Fourth of July ice cream social and several weeks of summer art camp for kids ages 5 and up.

Basque Dancers at Trailing of the Sheep Festival Folklife Fair Photo: Carol Waller

Trailing of the Sheep Festival – Folklife Fair, Arts, Music, Dance

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For an authentic, inexpensive cultural heritage travel experience, check out the annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival, held each mid-October in the Wood River Valley of Idaho. Every year the popular Trailing of the Sheep Festival celebrates the 150+ year tradition of moving sheep from mountain summer pastures south through the valley to traditional winter grazing and lambing areas. This annual migration is Idaho living history and a weekend long festival that highlights the people, arts, cultures, and traditions of sheep ranching in Idaho and the west. This is not a reenactment, but a real slice of the American west. This unique cultural heritage Festival, rated as one of the Top Ten Fall Festivals in the World by, has international appeal, drawing thousands each year.

*Authentic Sheep Folklife Fair in Hailey featuring Basque, Scottish, Polish and Peruvian dancers & music, sheep shearing and sheep camp cooking demonstrations, sheep wagon displays, storytelling sessions, wool product exhibits, classes, and children’s activities.
*Culinary events such as Cooking w/Idaho Lamb classes, For the Love of Lamb Foodie Fest, Lamb Feast & Lamb BBQ
*A Fiber Festival with classes in knitting, spinning & felting, a fleece competition, exhibits and special lectures by fiber experts.
*Special Exhibits on the history and culture of ranching in the West
*Championship Sheepdog Trials – watch the most talented border collies in the west
*Trailing of the Sheep Parade – witness a “wall of wool” featuring over 2000+ sheep trailing down Main Street in Ketchum!

Wood River Valley Studio Tour

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The event showcases more than 50 of the best visual artists working in the Wood River Valley via tours of their studios, including many Hailey artists. By showcasing the creative community within the Wood River Valley, the tour aims to inspire visitors to travel to the valley to experience first-hand the quality of locally produced art in this vibrant community, and the beauty of the valley’s natural environment. Art lovers, collectors, and those interested in learning more about art venture out on self-guided tours to see as many Studio Tour artists and their artworks as possible. The free event connects collectors with artists for engaging dialogue and an intimate glimpse into the life of the working artist. A public reception with the artist’s is also part of the weekend’s events.