Engaging with Communities

If you have links to articles, resources and other materials that you think may be useful to the arts and culture sector in Alaska as we navigate the current circumstances, please contact ASCA Community Arts Program Director Charlie Sears at charles(dot)sears(at)alaska.gov. Stay well, and we are grateful for all that you do! (latest update: 09/06/2023 – Resources are ordered from newest to oldest)

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  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2023, – 3rd Annual Favorite Fish Art Contest! –  Kenai – Calling all scratchboard artists because it’s time for our 3rd Annual Favorite Fish Art Contest! Pick up a scratchboard during the week of September 5th and submit your fish-themed masterpiece by Monday, September 11th. Vote for your favorite fish art between September 12th and September 17th on Facebook. Oh, and don’t forget to check out the 7th Annual Kenai Silver Salmon Derby during that same week. For more information, please contact us at 907-283-4378 or at kenailibrary@kenai.city. https://www.kenai.city/library/page/3rd-annual-favorite-fish-art-contest
  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2023 AT 5pm to 7pm – Spenard Arts & Culture Community Mixer – Anchorage – The Nave’s first-ever Spenard Arts & Culture Community Mixer in the Nave Lobby, featuring a delicious custom Mocktail menu from Spenard Joe’s! We are gathering to celebrate two (2) new Art Exhibitions opening (see details below), with Artist Introductions, live Q&A, and free admission to both exhibitions throughout the evening. The Main Hall show will be open for one night only (9/9), so don’t miss it!  https://www.thenavespenard.com
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2023 AT 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Crafternoon – Eagle River – Drop in and get creative! Anchorage Public Library will have a few crafts to try but also a variety of art supplies to make whatever you want. https://www.facebook.com/events/826807355511606/
  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2023 AT 1 PM – 3:30 PM – The Art and Science of Stage ManagementAnchorage – Learn all the skills needed to be a Stage Manager. This is an intense course over multiple days covering everything from time and personnel management to supporting the Director’s vision and how to call a performance. https://www.midnightsuntheatre.org/event/the-art-and-science-of-stage-management/
  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2023 AT 6 PM – 8 PM – Life Drawing Sessions – Ketchikan – Life Drawing Session will be held at the Main Street Gallery on Mondays and Wednesdays in September from 6 to 8pm!!! Sessions begin September 4th at the Main Street Gall. Artists under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. https://www.ketchikanarts.org/artists/event/2023/09/18/1695092400/life-drawing-sessions/450157
  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2023 AT 2 PM – Book & Art Sale – Soldotna – Used Book and Art Sale in the library basement bookstore. Gently used books and art are available at bargain prices. Paperback books are 25 cents each or 5 for $1. Hardcover books are only $1. We have a beautiful assortment of baskets for $1 each. Buy one of our heavy canvas book bags for $20 and fill it with books for free. Refill it at every book sale for $5.  https://soldotnalibraryfriends.com/Book-Sales
  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2023 AT 7 PM – 8 PM – Artist Talk with Kim Collins Marcucci: One Artist’s Journey – Fairbanks – Thursday, September 28th from 7-8 p.m. in the Bear Gallery (3rd floor, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park) Kim Collins Marcucci will give an artist talk titled, “One Artist’s Journey” on Thursday, September 28th at 7 p.m. in the Bear Gallery. In this artist talk, Kim will talk about her art career, process, and work. https://www.facebook.com/events/2901649653303965