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Hailey Arts & Historic Preservation Commission

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To ensure the arts and history are valued as an integral part of Hailey and to enhance the culture of the Hailey community by providing leadership, advocacy and support for the arts and history.


The Hailey Historic Preservation Commission was first formed in March, 2005, and the Hailey Arts Commission was formed in April, 2006.  These commissions worked separately to institute their missions for several years.  In 2013, the two commissions were merged by ordinance into the Hailey Arts and Historic Preservation Commission (HAHPC). Appointments to the Commission are made by the Mayor and approved by the Hailey City Council. Members must have been residents of Blaine County for two years prior to appointment, and must be Hailey residents at the time of appointment. Two members may reside outside the corporate limits of the City of Hailey, but within the City's Area of Impact, or be actively employed in a business which promotes the arts or historic preservation.  The Commission may have no more than 9 and no less than five members.  The term of service for commissioners is three years.

Accomplishments & Resources

Current Projects:

Brainstorming Session: Getting creative! Prioritizing projects for next year, lining out our budget, and more! Have an idea for an art piece? Do share!

Historic Preservation in Hailey: The City of Hailey and the Hailey Arts and Historic Preservation Commission (HAHPC) value and support efforts to preserve historical homes and structures in Hailey. In hopes of inspiring others - families, builders and developers, and homeowners in Hailey – to preserve and protect historic structures in the area, a short video documenting the preservation and relocation of a historical home in Hailey has been created. This one-of-a-kind home, owned by Rebecca and Charles Cox, has been well-cared for and loved. The home, previously located at 121 North 3rd Avenue in Hailey, was built in 1898. The Owners have relocated the home to another parcel in Hailey, where they will continue to preserve and protect the home, and share its past with future generations to come.

The owners plan to further preserve and restore the old home in its new location. Among other improvements, they intend to remove the pink brick and red trim, and restore the original shiplap siding. By safeguarding this historic piece, the Cox’s are strengthening the link to the roots of our community and its people – connecting residents with the cultural history and story of our beautiful city, the City of Hailey.  

A team of creative professionals, Dark to Light Productions, has captured the Cox’s story beautifully, by way of video, narration and a story full of passion, in hopes of inspiring others to preserve other historic buildings and structures in Hailey. The video can be viewed at the link below.


Past Projects:

Myrtle Street and Main Street Unveiling of Sheep Sculpture: The City of Hailey and the Hailey Arts and Historic Preservation Commission selected Artist Jacob Novinger, from Gooding, Idaho, to sculpt a sheep, to adorn the corner of Myrtle Street and Main Street, which honors the historical sheep migration route still used by sheepherders today. The unveiling was held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 5:00pm. Please click on the link below for more details.

HAHPC to Unveil new Sheep Sculpture for the corner of Myrtle Street and Main Street

Call for Artists: The City of Hailey and the Hailey Arts and Historic Preservation Commission conducted a Call for Artists, inviting local Idaho artists to submit two-dimentional artwork for a mural exhibition, to be located on the north wall of Jane's Artifact's in Hailey. Artist Kevin Fitzpatrick was chosen and the piece has been painted!

Historic Narrative Plaques: The Hailey Arts and Historic Preservation Commission (HAHPC) has finalized drafts of historic narrative plaques for the following buildings:

  • Alturas Courthouse
  • Alturas/Hiawatha Hotel Site
  • Assay Office/Episcopal Thrift Store
  • The Commercial Building
  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church
  • Ezra Pound House
  • Forest Service Buildings
  • Fox-Worswick House
  • Hailey Community Baptist Church
  • Harris Furniture
  • Liberty Theatre
  • Riley Corner & The Hailey Masonic Lodge
  • St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
  • Inchausti Home
  • The Golden Rule Building


The Press Release below has more information and we're hoping to create a walking tour for folks to enjoy the history of Hailey.

HAHPC Unveils 20 Historical Interpretive Plaques on Historic Buildings in Hailey

City Capital Improvement Projects: The Hailey Arts Commission proposed, and the Mayor and Hailey City Council adopted, Ordinance 999 (in Title 3, Hailey Municipal Code), thereby establishing a Percent for Public Art program. This ordinance mandates that 1.25% of the total construction costs of all city capital improvement projects be set aside and used for public art in the City.

Historical Surveys: Historic Survey Report: A Reconnaissance Survey of the Old Hailey Townsite


Carol Waller, Vice Chair

Joan Davies
Email: jdavies2348@msn.com

Frank Rowland
Email: flyrod1083@cox.net

Susan Giannettino
Email: sgiannettino@gmail.com

Toni Whittington
Email: twhitt4@gmail.com

Michele Johnson, Chair


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