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 and Sitka Folk to host annual Fall Art Walk on Friday, Nov. 25

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fall-art-mini-posterThe Greater Sitka Arts Council and Sitka Folk will host its annual Fall Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, 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:

  • THE LARKSPUR CAFÉ, 2 LINCOLN ST. — Artists TBA
  • WILLIAM STORTZ GALLERY AT CITY HALL, 100 LINCOLN ST. — Tlingít language revitalization photo exhibit by Pundit Productions
  • FOR ME & MY HOUSE / KNITTING WITH CLASS, 102 LINCOLN ST. — Ellen has all things unique for your home. Laura provides beautiful natural fibers and knitted garments.
  • ISLAND ARTISTS GALLERY, 205 B. LINCOLN ST. — Artists TBA
  • OLD HARBOR BOOKS, 201 LINCOLN ST. — Original oil paintings depicting scenes of Sitka by James Poulson
  • ABBY’S REFLECTION APPAREL & QUILTWORKS, 231 LINCOLN ST. — DJ and Morgan Robidou of Sea Dreams Designs
  • FISHERMEN’S EYE GALLERY, 239 LINCOLN ST. — Charcoal drawings by Heather Bauscher, wood-turned bowls by Zach LaPerriere, music by Debby LeVeck & friends
  • ARTIST COVE GALLERY, 241 LINCOLN ST. — Copper jewelry by Tlingít artist Jennifer Olney-Miller, art and music by Mark Sixbey, sculpted wire jewelry by Linda Wilson
  • SITKA ROSE GALLERY, 419 LINCOLN ST. — Artists TBA
  • THE LOFT, 408 OJA WAY, SUITE A — An exhibition of new works on paper by Sarah Lawrie

After the Fall Art Walk, join us forAn Evening With The Artists, from 8-10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, at The Loft (408 Oja Way, Suite A, upstairs). This event features an exhibition of new works on paper by Sarah Lawrie and original songs from Denise DenHerder and Ted Howard. The admission fee for this event is $10 and tickets are available at Old Harbor Books or at the door. Only 45 tickets will be sold

For more information, contact thinkartthinksitka@gmail.com.

Greater Sitka Arts Council to host Spring Art Walk on April 1

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No foolin’, the Greater Sitka Arts Council will host its annual Spring Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, April 1.

This event will feature art presentations at a variety of local art galleries, businesses, and public buildings. Walkers can pick up a passport from any of the participating galleries, with the opportunity to win a $100 gift card from a drawing of all the completed passports. Just get your passport stamped at each gallery, and when your passport is full drop it off at the Island Artists Gallery to be entered in the drawing.

This year’s event didn’t list which artists are at each gallery, but here’s a list of the participating galleries and businesses:

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

Sitka artists host their annual fall Sitka Art Walk on Friday, Nov. 27

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Sitka artists are hosting their annual fall Sitka Art Walk from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, at several businesses around Sitka. This event takes place on Black Friday, which is a sales tax holiday in Sitka.

Fall Art Walk November 27 2015 Updated List of Artists HandoutNew this year, you could win $100 by participating. Visit each gallery listed in the Fall Art Walk passport (available from each participating venue on the night of the Art Walk). Each participating venue will give you a sticker, stick it under the venue name. Bring full passports with name and contact information to a drop box at Homeport Eatery and be entered in a drawing to win a $100 gift card.

Galleries and businesses participating in this fall’s art walk are:

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

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

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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.

Sitka artists host their annual fall Sitka Art Walk on Friday, Nov. 28

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Sitka artists are hosting their annual fall Sitka Art Walk from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, at several businesses around Sitka. This event takes place on Black Friday, which is a sales tax holiday in Sitka.

Galleries and businesses participating in this fall’s art walk are:

  • Back Door Cafe, 104 Barracks, Featuring paintings by Tracy Sylvester
  • Robertson’s Gallery and Custom Framing, 128 Lincoln, New photographs and prints
  • Old Harbor Books, 201 Lincoln, Original Sculptures by Liz Zacher
  • Island Artists Gallery, 205 B Lincoln, Featuring more than 20 local artists
  • Homeport Eatery, 209 Lincoln, With live music
  • Fishermen’s Eye Gallery, 239 Lincoln, Mountain drawings by Norm Campbell, and Collages and Quilts by Lucy Phillips
  • Sitka Rose Gallery, 419 Lincoln, New Pastels and prints by Eric Bealer
  • Raindance Gallery,  205 Monastery, Featuring mixed media artist Vivian Faith Prescott

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.

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.

Take a walk and check out some art during the Artigras gallery walk on March 15

ArtigrasWidebkg2Take a hike around downtown and see plenty of art as the Artigras Sitka Music and Arts Festival hosts a gallery walk on from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, March 15, in Sitka.

This year the Artigras gallery walk features at least 11 downtown galleries and businesses that will stay open later than normal to host shows by local artists and musicians. This walking and art event is one of the many Artigras happenings this month as part of the festival hosted by the Greater Sitka Arts Council.

Here is a list of some of the participating galleries and businesses (note, some have altered times):

  • Artist Cove Gallery, 241 Lincoln St., traditional and unique Alaskan art
  • Baranof Island Artists Gallery, 205 Lincoln St., grand opening/open house, featuring works by local artists Barb Bingham, Tess Giant, Janet Berlin, Stan Schoening, Pat Kehoe, Dan Evans, Kay McCarty, Melissa Harrison, Mike Wise, Tom Brown, Sandy Greba, Dixie Peterson, Lisa Teas, Julie Stroemer, Liz Faulkner, Auriella Hughes, Linda Wilson and Fairweather Design
  • Eclipse Designs, next to Wintersong Soap Co., 321 Lincoln St., locally crafted jewelry with natural stones
  • Fishermen’s Eye Gallery, 239 Lincoln St., featuring photography by James Poulson, oil paintings by Bruce Nelson and live music by Larry McCrenin
  • The Loft, 408 Oja Way, Suite A, “Interlude” artwork by Kari Johnson, Alaina Brown, Cyndy Gibson, Katie Mulligan, Larisa Manewal, Sarah Lawrie, Pamela Ash and Adam Andis, open 5-9 p.m.
  • Old Harbor Books, 201 Lincoln St., live music with Springfield & Dagger, 5:15 p.m.
  • Raindance Gallery, 205 Monastery St., local artists and carvings by Tommy Joseph
  • Silver Basin, 104 Lake St., events TBA
  • Sitka Rose Gallery, 419 Lincoln St., enjoy all the new art in the gallery
  • Waddell & Reed, 124 Lincoln St., Suite 201 (upstairs), multi-media art by Michelle Putz
  • Whitmore Hall, Sheldon Jackson Campus (located just east of Allen Hall), “The Mission” sound and images installation