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P.O. Box 2315
480 East Ave. N.
Ketchum, ID  83340
Ph: 208.726.3841
Fax: 208.726.8234
Ketchum Arts Commission
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KAC Members (list and bios below)
Left to right: (standing) Adam Elias, Kristin Poole, Claudia McCain, Curtis Kemp, Gail Severn, Jen Smith, and Jon Duval; (kneeling) Marybeth Flower, Sharon Arms and Robyn Mattison; (on top of Cover Art box) Anne Winton and Juerg Stauffacher. Not pictured: Trina Peters. Photo by Marybeth Flower
The Ketchum Arts Commission (KAC) was created by the City of Ketchum in 2009 with the objective of integrating arts and culture into the community's life. The KAC is a division of the Ketchum Parks & Recreation Department and receives support from the Ketchum Community Development Corporation (KCDC). The KAC consists of local volunteers who are active in and passionate about the arts. Numerous other individuals donate time and services to help implement the KAC's initiatives.

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 The KAC initiates projects to further enrich the public arts experience of residents of Ketchum and  our guests:
  • 2015 Art In Ketchum brochure may be viewed here. During the summer months, brochures are available at the Visitor Center and several other kiosks around town.
  • 2014 Art Car project (press release), a subset of Cover Art, whereby a Sun Valley Resort gondola carrier was wrapped in original art entitled "Boulder Mountains" by localgondi 15 (300x189).jpg artist Ralph Harris. The project was generously sponsored by Dave and Trish Wilson and Wilson Construction LLC. The project, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S., was a partnership between the Ketchum Arts Commission and city of Ketchum, Sun Valley Resort, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Forest Service. Images to right by alpinfoto.
  • 2014 Art In Ketchum brochure may be viewed here. During the summer months, brochures are available at the Visitor Center and several other kiosks around town.
  • 2014 Art in City Hall: With the election of Mayor Nina Jonas, came the idea to showcase the work of local artists in the City Hall's council chambers. 
  • In March of 2014, the city council approved an increase to the Percent For Art ordinance from 1.33% to 5.0%. Click here for the updated ordinance.
  • 2014 Street Art: In 2011 a commemorative coin program was commissioned. Four of the six designs have been manufactured into manhole covers:
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  • Annual Report 2014 slide show may be viewed here.
  • In September 2012, the KAC unveiled the Cover Art project, an exciting addition to downtown Ketchum. Cover Art features vinyl images of original art wrapped around utility boxes located in the downtown core. 2012 artists include Rachel Teannalach, Patrick Kilby, Lisa Flowers Ross and Grant Olsen. 2013 Cover Art artists include J Pierce, Josh Udeson, and new work from Grant Olsen and Patrick Kilby.
  • Art on Fourth 
  • Kagan Park is an installation of work created by Idaho artist Rod Kagan (1941-2011). Idaho Columns and Bench Number 4 were donated to the City by Mr. Kagan's family and the installation was created with generous donations from his family and friends. Kagan Park is located on Saddle Road across from the Guy Coles Skate Park adjacent to the YMCA.
  • The City adopted Ketchum's Percent For Art ordinance in 2011 which ensures ongoing financial support in support of public art.
  • The Memorials & Donations Resolution was passed in 2011 which outlines policies and procedures for accepting donated works of art for the City's collection.
  • The KAC engages in long-term planning and visioning processes on an annual basis and reports progress to the City Council periodically.
  • Coordination, installation, and de-assession of donated works placed on public property and rights-of-way is the responsibility of the KAC.
  • 2012 Art & Location Inventory
  • KAC receives QuickFund$ grant award from Idaho Commission on the Arts for public art consultant, Jack Mackie's services associated with artistic and design elements of the Transit Hub! Press release here.

Staff Liaisons:

 Contact Information
 For more information, contact Sharon Arms, Arts & Events Coordinator, at 208.726.7820  or .