March 2nd, 2012

Gallery MAR drove the 5 hours up North to Sun Valley and Ketchum, Idaho for a relaxing weekend of skiing, more skiing, and art. The gallery scene is located in downtown Ketchum, a gorgeous little town at the base of Sun Valley mountain, and just a few minutes away from the Resort of Sun Valley. I love visiting this quaint town in the summer for fantastic concerts and river trips, but had never been in wintertime.

The secret? Winter is a perfect time to visit: the crowds are lulled, the skiing is gorgeous, and all of the shops are open. Restaurants are inventive and offer excellent ambiance. CK’s in Hailey was our favorite, with the Ketchum Grill as a close second. On our way out of town, we stopped at Cristina’s. And wished that we never had to leave.

My husband and I stayed for a few days and explored the art scene. Gail Severn Gallery is the best known and largest of the galleries and home to several of my favorite artists: Marcia Myers, Kris Cox, Kenna Moser, and Michael Gregory. The gallery had a bird-themed exhibition, along with a large collection of Ted Waddell’s latest. We considered a few paintings for our own collection, but in the end, we decided to walk out empty handed.

Want to see more information on Sun Valley galleries? Check out their gallery association page:

In addition to the other galleries that I adore ( Freisen Gallery and Gilman Contemporary) I want to highlight a few of my favorite shops in Sun Valley: Farasha Boutique, PURE Sun Valley, and Formula Sports. We did our best to support the local economy: a lot of shopping. I guess we didn’t come home empty handed after all.