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: 02/23/2023 – Resources are ordered from newest to oldest)

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  • SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2023 AT 10 AM – 4 PM – Mixed-Level Regalia: High-Top Moccasins – Ketchikan – Accomplished Haida weaver and regalia maker Debbie McLavey teaches Northwest Coast art and culture to learners of all ages through KIC’s Tribal Scholars, apprenticeships, dance groups, classes and workshops. Students in this class will learn to create a pair of custom leather high-top moccasins that can be personalized in a variety of ways using beadwork, weaving, buttons, wool, or fur. https://www.facebook.com/events/1256891884934435/1256891894934434
  • FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2023 AT 5 PM – 7 PM – First Friday Arts Walk – Kodiak – Join us for an artist meet & greet at the Alutiiq Museum and learn about the Nacaq- Alutiiq Headdress. Local beaders who participated in our Fall 2022 Nacaq workshop will showcase their creations and we will distribute free copies of the recently published headdress-making instruction manual (Nacaq). There will also be several screenings of our short film, Pinguat, about the 2019 Alutiiq Museum project to replicate ancestral regalia from the Pinart Collection at the Musee Boulogne Sur Mer. https://www.facebook.com/events/590159992975126
  • FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2023 AT 10 AM – Native Arts and Crafts ShowKenai – Come join Autistically Artistic and Strongheart Designs with many other talented artist and vendors at the Dena’ina Wellness Center in Old Town Kenai! https://www.facebook.com/events/1568343690258624
  • SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2023 AT 7 PM – 9 PM – Home Made Film Nite 3 – Anchorage -Home Made Film Nite is an open mic for filmmakers. Bring your short films, rough cuts, comedy sketches, music videos, visual poems, trailers, and everything in between. No matter your experience level, no matter how many people are on your crew, no matter what equipment you use, all are welcome to network and enjoy this thing we all love: making and watching movies! https://www.facebook.com/events/615423323722843
  • MAR 13 AT 12 PM – MAR 16 AT 6 PM – World Ice Art Championships – Youth Classic – Fairbanks – Using the Spring Break to educate and encourage our future ice artists to create masterpieces. https://www.tvsfa.org/events
  • SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2023 AT 7 PM – 9 PM – Youth Wearable Art Show – Ketchikan – The Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Youth Wearable Art Show! What a wonderful project to work on over the holiday break Youth Wearable ART!!! https://www.ketchikanarts.org/tickets/youth-wearable-art-show-tickets.html
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2023 AT 5:30 PM – CoLaborations: String Art – Anchorage – Learn how to create string art using thread and nails. String art is characterized by an arrangement of colored thread strung between points to form geometric patterns or representational designs. CoLaborations is a monthly workshop for teens and adults that provides an opportunity to explore a specific material or skill in-depth. https://7522.blackbaudhosting.com/7522/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=fbdb7ad1-cbc6-423e-9e64-1df3eb6115da&fbclid