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

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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.

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

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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.

Ninth annual three-mile Breast Cancer Awareness Walk to be held on Saturday, Oct. 5

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The SEARHC WISEWOMAN Women’s Health Program and Brenner’s Fine Clothing and Gifts will host the ninth annual three-mile Breast Cancer Awareness Walk at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, behind Brenner’s. Day-of-event registration opens at 8:30 a.m., and early registration is available at Brenner’s. The usual course goes over the O’Connell Bridge to the airport and back.

This walk helps raise awareness for breast cancer and its treatment. It also serves as a fundraiser for the Sitka Cancer Survivors Society. People who donate to the Sitka Cancer Survivors Society will receive a free gift. To learn more, contact Susan Suarez at 966-8459 or susan.suarez@searhc.org.