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: 11/29/2022 – Resources are ordered from newest to oldest)

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Upcoming Events

  • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND AT 10 AM – 9 PM  – Free First Friday at the Museum – Anchorage – Launch your fall and winter weekends at the museum with after-hours Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. October through April. Join us First Fridays for free admission 6 to 9 p.m. with open galleries, after-hours programming, live music, beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and small bites served in Muse by Crush Bistro. Full-price after-hours admission the second, third and fourth Fridays of the month. https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/visit/calendar/eventdetails/?id=sc0gpa44085d45520m72nrjfh8
  • SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4TH  AT 10 AM – 5 PM – Wild Starr at the Farmers Markets Holiday Bazaar – Fairbanks – Wild Starr Creations offers unique hand-crafted signature pieces that are all things bright and colorful! We offer a wide variety of custom coffee tumblers, mugs, and pens. Our stickers, decals, canvas bags and t-shirts are original pieces of art offering a variety of styles along with our large selection of succulent displays. We can pack & ship anywhere in the US, so if you’re traveling we can Ship It! https://wildstarrcreations.com/?fbclid=IwAR1roLqTr3c2yNTfxnVFTSqHG7FmYKZfoeHh84sfVDuDGdoGjipSP5v7bUg


  • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2022 AT 10 AM – Native Arts and Crafts Show – Kenai – Join #AutisticallyArtistic, #Strongheartdesigns and many other talent local artists at the Dena’ina Wellness Center! First Native Arts and Crafts Show post covid!! https://www.facebook.com/events/424885263193946/


  • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022 AT 9:30 AM – 4 PM – West High School Holiday Bazaar – Anchorage – SAVE THE DATE: Dec 10th! Join us for a holiday market on Saturday, December 10th. This event will be held at West High from 9:30 to 4:00. Come support local artists, vendors, and a WHS fundraiser! https://allevents.in/anchorage/west-high-holiday-bazaar/200023670106701


  • DEC 10 AT 10 AM – DEC 11 AT 3 PM – Holiday Made in Sitka Market – Sikta – Perfect place to find those last-minute stocking stuffers featuring Sitka-made gifts! https://www.facebook.com/events/813699039883888


  • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2022 AT 5 PM – Yule / Winter Solstice Celebration! – Ketchikan – Arts & Science competition and holiday festivities! Details to come. https://www.facebook.com/events/630724918558389


  • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2022 AT 7:30 PM – MOMologues – Homer – ONE EVENING ONLY! – A live performance event that brings to life anonymous and true stories about motherhood, “MOMologues” is co-directed by Jennifer Norton of Pier One Theatre and Mercedes O’Leary, in conjunction with the visual arts exhibit, “MOTHER” at Bunnell Street Arts Center. The performance is based on the newly released book, The Momologue Collective: An Anthology by Self-Identifying Mothers gathered by multidisciplinary artist Brianna Allen and edited by Mercedes O’Leary. Performance proceeds will benefit Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic and Pier One Theatre. https://kbfpc.org/momologues/


  • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2022 AT 10 AM – 4 PM – Alutiiq Museum Holiday Bazaar – Kodiak – Visit the Alutiiq Museum for this special holiday bazaar and support local. Admission is free and you can shop directly from local artists. From jewelry and stained glass to local botanicals and fine furs, this event will have something for everyone on your list! https://alutiiqmuseum.org/visit/upcoming-events