In 2021, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts will celebrate its 50th anniversary. As part of the long process gearing up to this major milestone, The Center has been rooting through its extensive archives. During this endeavor, staff members have unearthed a treasure trove of photographs from the 1970s and ’80s.

    Unfortunately, the large majority of these images lack proper labels or provenance, so The Center is inviting members of the public to stop in from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, to examine the photographs and, hopefully, help identify their subjects.

    “We’ve uncovered some great history and many hilarious photos, and now we’d appreciate the community’s help in sharing their memories and helping us identify some of the people and events of the past,” said Kristin Poole, The Center’s artistic director.

    The window of time on Thursday aligns with the final free exhibition tour of The Center’s current visual arts display, “Mirage: Energy, Water, and Creativity in the Great Basin.” A new exhibition will go up in Ketchum on Aug. 30 as part of the new Big Idea project, “Marketplaces: From Open Air to Online.” Visit for details.

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