The temperature is dropping, leaves are changing and the school year is back in full swing, which means the Sun Valley Center for the Arts is continuing its mission to bring free arts education opportunities to young people in the Wood River Valley.

The Afternoon Art program meets for three Fridays in October, beginning this week, Oct. 4, and repeating on successive Fridays.

From 2:30-4:30 p.m., families with children ages 5-12 are invited to drop in any time within that window to check out The Center’s new Big Idea visual arts exhibition—“Marketplaces: From Open Air to Online”—and engage in a number of thematically relevant hands-on art activities.

“The Afternoon Art program started last winter as Après Art—a program that welcomed families into the museum for some post-skiing fun,” said Susie Quinn Fortner, The Center’s visual arts education program coordinator. “To our surprise, most of the participants turned out to be local families rather than visitors. For this reason, we’ve decided to continue the program with three sessions during the school year.”

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