Founded in 1978 by a few Salmon residents looking to fill the need for cultural awareness and diversity in this region, the Salmon Arts Council exists to foster the growth, awareness and education of the arts and humanities in rural Lemhi County, Idaho.
It has been our mission from the onset to strive to bring out the best in small-town community life by offering a vast array of artistic and cultural experiences for audiences of all ages to enjoy and learn from. From musical performances of all genres to our Arts Academy and community arts initiatives, the Salmon Arts Council aims to engage all residents of Lemhi County in the arts, thus engendering our motto: ‘Engaged in art, engaged in life.”
We strive to bring out the best in small town community life by offering intimate artistic and cultural learning experiences where participants can meet the artists, volunteer to help with the wide variety of production details and share the immediate joys and personal rewards each has to offer.
The SAC is a vibrant organization, highly regarded and respected as one of the first and leading arts councils in Idaho and was the recipient of the prestigious 10th Biennial Idaho Governor’s Award for Outstanding Support of the Arts. In 1990, the Salmon Education Association presented the Council with their “Friend of Education” award for all that is done to further the arts in the schools. The SAC is also the only rural arts agency in Idaho to have received two grants direct from the Expansion Arts Program of the National Endowment for the Arts to provide professional workshops for local artists.