Sun Valley Just Became Our Favorite Destination for an Arts & Culture Getaway
(Main photo by Ray Gadd)
By Kendra Poppy
Sun Valley, Idaho has long inspired artistic greats, from Ernest Hemingway to Clint Eastwood. Here’s everything you need to see and do to experience the town’s latest boom in arts and culture, plus a couple more recommendations for enjoying this world-class mountain town.
Sun Valley Street Art
The parks and streets of greater Sun Valley are home to a stunning array of in-situ art. One of our favorite pieces is Spur by John Grade, constructed of Alaskan yellow cedar. Commissioned by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and the City of Ketchum to celebrate the Craters of the Moon National Park for the NPS Centennial, Spur is the artist’s rendering of one of the lava tubes that snake under the national park like a maze. Visitors are encouraged to walk through and climb on the 80-foot-long, 13-foot-high, and 20-foot-wide sculpture.
Who’d Love It: Kids, art enthusiasts, national park devotees, and Instagrammers alike.
Where to Find It: Wood River Trail, Ketchum, ID
When to Experience It: Year-round
What It Costs: Free
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