Arts & Historic Preservation

Public Art






Chinese American Heritage in Hailey

October 15, 2023

P R O S P E R I T Y     M O U N T A I N Join us for the unveiling of a new sculpture commemorating the heritage of local Chinese immigrants. The unveiling ceremony will take place on the corner of Main St & Walnut (near Hailey Coffee Company) on Wednesday,…

2022 Community Development Annual Report

July 31, 2023

Read the annual report to learn what the City of Hailey’s Community Development Department accomplished in 2022!

Call for Artists/Welders! Chinese American Heritage Project

April 5, 2023

Hailey’s Arts & Historic Preservation Commission announces a call for artists and welders to submit design proposals for a Chinese American Heritage public art project! F 07665, Janye A. Smith Collection, Jeanne Rodger Lane Center for Regional History. F 07664, Janye A. Smith Collection, Jeanne Rodger Lane Center for Regional History. The project marks a…

Historic Preservation Walking Tour

November 7, 2022

The Hailey Arts & Historic Preservation Commission organized a Walking Tour for sites in the City! Download the brochure, see the sites on Google Earth, or read about the sites below! Blaine County Museum: 218 N. Main St. Built of adobe circa 1887, the building served as an armory during the Spanish American War, a meeting…

Hop Porter Park Mural

October 28, 2022

Celebrate the Day of the Dead with the Hop Porter Park Mural In collaboration with local artists, Wood River High School students, and muralist John Zender Estrada, the Hailey Arts & Historic Preservation Commission (HAHPC) imagined and sponsored a Day of the Dead mural for the Hop Porter Park restroom building. HAHPC intends for the…

Historic Survey report: A Reconnaissance Survey of the Old Hailey Town Site

July 6, 2022

In February 2006, the City of Hailey (herein referred to as City) sent out a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a reconnaissance survey within the Old Hailey Town site which includes portions of the city’s commercial core, transitional areas, and residential neighborhoods. The reconnaissance survey was administered under a Certified Local Government Grant from the…

Hailey’s Murals

July 6, 2022

Sheep Sculpture

July 6, 2022

Hailey Arts & Historic Preservation Commission to unveil new Sheep Sculpture on Main Street in honor of historical sheep migration route September 24, 2019 The Hailey Arts & Historic Preservation Committee (HAHPC) has recently completed another project to add public art in Hailey, art that also has historical significance for the community. A large, colorful…

The Bailey House

July 6, 2022

A pioneer home built in 1898, preserved in Hailey today In hopes of inspiring families, builders, developers, and homeowners in Hailey to preserve and protect historic structures in the area, the Hailey Arts & Histroic Preservation Commission create a short video documenting the preservation and relocation of a historical home in Hailey– the Bailey House.…

Hailey Arts & Historic Preservation Commission


Public Art | City of Hailey, Idaho
Public Art | City of Hailey, Idaho


The mission of the commisssion is to ensure that 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 until 2013, when they merged by ordinance to form the Hailey Arts and Historic Preservation Commission (HAHPC). 

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Appointments to the Commission are made by the Mayor and approved by the 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 5 members.  The term of service for commissioners is 3 years. See the attached handbook for a detailed description of the procedures and duties required of commissioners.

The Bailey House

Watch the unique story of the Bailey House to learn how the City of Hailey supports the preservation of historic buildings.