A private 501c3 non-profit organization since 1989, the Magic Valley Arts Council’s mission is to “to foster and promote the arts.”  Our vision is to facilitate connections to the arts and humanities to enrich and engage people.  

The arts and humanities explore creative expression of ideas, concepts, and emotions that aim to encourage us to discuss the important issues of our time and deepen our understanding of the world and the human condition. This knowledge of the intrinsic value of the arts is why the Magic Valley Arts Council is committed to our mission.  

As a professional and ethical organization, the Magic Valley Arts Council values:

We serve as an umbrella organization to unite and support arts groups, individual artists, patrons, businesses and our community as a whole. 

In 1994, the MVAC was designated the official arts agency of the City of Twin Falls, however, we are not a City Department, nor are we governed by the City. Our Board of Directors is comprised of community-minded citizens, artists and business professionals, working together to encourage enjoyment of and participation in the arts. 

Each year, we provide a variety of arts and cultural programming to the community, including:

  • Art & Soul of the Magic Valley 
  • Art of the Gift: Authors and Artisans on the Rim 
  • Arts in the Park 
  • Arts on Tour, in collaboration with the College of Southern Idaho 
  • Full Moon Gallery of Fine Art and Contemporary Craft exhibitions 
  • Food Truck Festival
  • Indie Lens Pop-up, free screening of select Independent Lens documentary films 
  • Jazz on the Canyon, in collaboration with the Twin Falls School Foundation and CSI Jazz Camp 
  • Kids Art in the Park 
  • Missoula Children’s Theater 
  • Summer Chalk Walk in collaboration with the Municipal Band Concerts 
  • Thousand Springs Arts Festival 
  • Twin Falls Municipal Band Concert Finale 
  • Hosting traveling exhibitions of the Idaho Watercolor Society