The 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.