Greater Sitka Arts Council hosts annual Arti-Gras Art Walk on March 14


ArtWalk-Open-House_Banner_1980wThe Greater Sitka Arts Council is teaming up with several local businesses to host the annual Arti-Gras Art Walk from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, March 14, in downtown Sitka and across the O’Connell Bridge at the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus.

The free art walk gives people a chance to see new art work and visit with their neighbors as they celebrate the Seventh Annual Arti-Gras Music and Arts Festival this month.

Enjoy the Arti-Gras Art Walk at these participating businesses:

  • Homeport Eatery, featuring silent auction on six halibut painted by local high school students, on bid to support youth art scholarships.
  • Old Harbor Books, featuring Adam Andis photography
  • University Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus, featuring: Liz Zacher, Robert Rose, Norm Campbell and a special exhibit of Alaska’s Voices of the Wilderness art from the Sitka National Historical Park
  • Unity Botanicals and Backcountry Bodyworks, 327 Seward, next to Highliner Coffee, featuring Libby Stortz, Heather Bauscher, and Kitty Wilson.
  • Fisherman’s Eye Gallery, featuring Jerry Snelling photography, Ashia Lane watercolors, and a special offering of Clint Potter original watercolors. There will be live music by Larry McCrehin and hors d’hoeurves.
  • Larkspur Café, featuring photos and video by Foggy Lens (aka Adam Taylor) and the following music line-up — 7-7:20 p.m. Heather Hanson, 7:30-8 p.m. Arsenic & Lace, and 8:15-9 p.m. the Balkan Conspirators.
  • Island Artists Gallery (formerly Baranof Island Artists Gallery), celebrating our one-year anniversary.
  • Sitka Rose Gallery, featuring great new art work in the gallery
  • Raindance Gallery, featuring Northwest Coast-inspired art and will be featuring some of Tommy Joseph’s Rainforest Warriors exhibit.
  • The Loft ‘Down the Rabbit Hole,’ featured artists are Tracy Sylvester, Larisa Manewal, Cyndi Gibson, Nora Skeele, and friends.
  • Robertson Gallery and Custom Framing, featuring Doug Comstock and David J Gross, and refreshments.

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