As part of the Alaska Travel Industry Association‘s convention in Sitka next week, several local art galleries and other businesses will host the Community Art Walk from 4:30-9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, in downtown Sitka.
The Community Art Walk was included in the convention’s program because the theme is “The Fine Art of Tourism.” Participating merchants include Artists Cove Gallery, Baranof Island Artists Gallery, Brenner’s Fine Clothing and Gifts, Fishermen’s Eye Gallery, Homeport Eatery, Old Harbor Books, Raindance Gallery, Seasons Cards and Gifts, Sitka Rose Gallery, Wintersong Soap Company, and more.
“We are hoping that most of the downtown retailers will be open into the evening,” Philip Prupell of the Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau said. “Sitka should think of this as one of Sitka’s traditional Gallery Walks, but we wanted as many retailers open so we changed the name a little.”
To learn more, contact Philip at the Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau at 747-5940.
In addition to the Art Gallery Walk, an ATIA convention event of interest to walkers/runners is the ATIA Foundation FUN Run at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Sitka National Historical Park (note, this event may be impacted by the federal government shutdown). This event is a fundraiser for the ATIA Foundation, which provides tourism industry scholarships.