You're probably still wearing shorts, but the folks at Wintry Market are already feeling frosty. This year, Wintry Market happens Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-23, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at El Korah Shrine. There, browsers can pick up holiday gifts, indie-made nicknacks and local crafts. Plus, you can grab a bite to eat at the Oasis restaurant, located at the shrine. Wintry Market has a couple of other dates potential vendors should mark on their calendars. On Thursday, Sept. 18, Bricolage will host Camp Wintry, which will feature a photo booth, a mock-up vendor booth and an open studio. The entry fee of $10 gets you in and scores you wine, beer and snacks. The second date is for vendor applications, which are due Monday, Oct. 20, and are available online at wintrymarket.com/vendor-faq.
Idaho artists get their due every other year in the form of the Governor's Awards in the Arts. One of the first awards of its kind in the nation, the Governor's Awards have been biennial tributes to local arts (and arts administrators) since the 1970s. The awards themselves--silver medallions designed by Idaho artist Elizabeth Wolf--will be given to eight worthy recipients at an awards ceremony at the Capitol rotunda by Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and Idaho First Lady Lori Otter Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 2-4 p.m. The winners are Moscow writer Kim Barnes and actor Denise Simone of Hailey for Excellence in the Arts; Marilyn Beck and Ana Maria Schachtell, both of Boise, for Support of the Arts; Linda Wolfe of Pocatello for Support of Arts Education; Boise Department of Arts and History Executive Director Terri Schorzman for Excellence in Arts Administration; Boise Baroque Orchestra Music Director Daniel Stern for Lifetime Achievement; and Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, of Blackfoot, for Exceptional Service.
Meanwhile, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts is preparing to kick off its 2014-15 season. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at The Center in Ketchum, join an esteemed panel for a discussion about humans' relationship with the forest. Thursday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at Ketchum's Church of the Big Wood, hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America, about one of the largest fires in United States history, which forever changed national forest management. The cost of attendance is $25 for SVCA members and $35 for nonmembers.