Greater Sitka Arts Council to host Spring Art Walk on April 7

The Greater Sitka Arts Council will host its annual Spring Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, April 7.

This event will feature art presentations at a variety of local art galleries, businesses, and public buildings.

Here’s a list of the participating galleries and businesses, and their featured artists:

  • Robertson’s Gallery and Custom Framing, 128 Lincoln St., New works by David Gross
  • Old Harbor Books, 201 Lincoln St., The Love of Dance, photographer Bobbi Jordan with Sitka Studio of Dance
  • Island Artists Gallery, 205B Lincoln St., New works by Tess Giant, Dan Kilkeary, Jim Kirkness, Jay Sweeney, and Jerry Wright
  • Fishermen’s Eye Gallery, 239 Lincoln St., Inquiries, Cara Murray and Norman Campbell
  • Artist’s Cove Gallery, 241 Lincoln St., Handcrafted jewelry collections by Katia Olivova and Linda Wilson
  • Cabin Fever Gallery and Gifts, 321 Lincoln St., Featured artists Kay McCarty, Kelly Goeden, Sandy Greba, and Tracie Harang
  • Keith Greba/Watercolors of Alaska, 407 Lincoln St. (Bayview Building), New works by Keith Greba
  • Goldsmith Gallery, 407 Lincoln St. (Bayview Building), Handcrafted jewelry collections with featured carving demonstration by Jeff Sheakley
  • Sitka Rose Gallery, 419 Lincoln St., New works by Eric Bealer
  • Raindance Gallery, 205 Monastery St., New works by Tommy Joseph and Kristina Cranston, featured needle felted dolls by Kristina Cranston

For more information, contact Kammie Daniels of the Greater Sitka Arts Council at 747-2787 or thinkartthinksitka@gmail.com.

Greater Sitka Arts Council posts list of participants in Arti-Gras Gallery Walk set for Friday, March 13

Art Walk 2015 Flyer photo

The Greater Sitka Arts Council has announced the participating businesses and artists in its Arti-Gras Gallery Walk from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, March 13, in downtown Sitka.

The gallery walk is part of the eighth annual Arti-Gras Arts and Music Festival, which takes place every March. The gallery walk is an opportunity for Sitkans to view new work from local artists, both emerging and established.

The participating businesses/galleries are:

For more information, contact Sarah Lawrie of the Greater Sitka Arts Council at 747-2787 or 738-5234, or by email at justsosarah@gmail.com.

Greater Sitka Arts Council to host annual Fall Art Walk on Friday, Nov. 29

Art Walk Flyer

The Greater Sitka Arts Council will host its annual Fall Art Walk from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, at several businesses in downtown Sitka.

The free art walk will give people a chance to see new art work, visit with your neighbors, and maybe get an early gift idea for the holidays.

Here are highlights from some of the participating businesses:

  • Brenner’s Fine Clothing & Gifts — A wonderful selection of fine quality Alaskan clothing and made-in-Alaska gifts.
  • Homeport Eatery — presents Laura Kaltenstein and DJ Robidou, “Life in a Nutshell” an eclectic mixture of textiles and mixed media.
  • Old Harbor Books – Featured artists are Liz Zacher and author Tracie Harang
  • Fisherman’s Eye Gallery – featuring Colin Herforth oils and pastels, Gene Chilton with carved silver jewelry, and Larry McCrehin playing live music.
  • Artists Cove Gallery – featuring the second annual “You are the artist”
  • Silver Basin – featuring artist Cara Murray and musicians Conner and Owen Fulton.
  • Baranof Island Artists Gallery — TBA
  • Raindance GalleryDay of the Dead: up to 15 different local artists will be participating. Ceramics, oil paintings, acrylics, water colors, multi media. Music by Strumming Dog and Gary Gouker
  • Sitka Rose Gallery – Featuring Steve Lawrie new paintings

For more information, contact sitkaarts@yahoo.com or justsosarah@gmail.com.

Local art galleries, other downtown businesses, to host a Community Art Walk on Monday, Oct. 7

Art Walk Flyer

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.