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The Greater Sitka Arts Council will host its annual Fall Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, at several businesses in downtown Sitka.
Lincoln Street will be closed to traffic for this event, and there will be some events in the street by the New Archangel Dancers and from the Nutcracker by Sitka Studio of Dance.
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. Friday, Nov. 29, is a sales tax holiday in Sitka, so you won’t have to pay tax on any art you buy.
Here are highlights from some of the participating businesses:
- SITKA ROSE GALLERY, 419 LINCOLN ST. — Artwork from all over Alaska.
- GREATER SITKA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE / VISIT SITKA, 104 LAKE ST. — Sign up for your Greater Sitka Arts Council annual membership and get a free mug. Music by David Nichols. Membership drive sponsored by Northrim Bank.
- CABIN FEVER GALLERY AND GIFTS, 321 LINCOLN ST. — Featuring artwork by local artists.
- ARTIST COVE GALLERY, 241 LINCOLN ST. — Featuring the artwork of Mark Sixbey.
- ALASKA PURE SEA SALT, 239 LINCOLN ST. — With Sweet Sister Caramels. New holiday flavors and delicious gifts.
- ABBY’S REFLECTION APPAREL & QUILTWORKS, 231 LINCOLN ST. — A guide of supplies from A to Z.
- SITKA LUTHERAN CHURCH, 224 LINCOLN ST. — Photography by Sandra Rudd.
- ISLAND ARTISTS GALLERY, 205 LINCOLN ST. — Norm Campbell will do calligraphy during Art Walk. Also with new works from a multitude of local artists, including Route 66 photography by Janet Berlin, watercolors from Newfoundland by Pat Kehoe, pottery from Auriella Hughes, silver bracelets from Sarah Winfield, hand-painted purses and bags by Amy Sweeney, ammonite jewelry from Liz Faulkner, evocative imaginary landscapes by Norm Campbell, basket-weave-illusion wooden bowls by Jim Kirkness, beaded jewelry by Cass Pook, acrylic paintings from David Gross, painted drums and beaded jewelry from Helen Mercado, moccasins and beaded works from Linda Janecek, Sitka photographs by Roberta White, lightcatchers by Barb Bingham, wildlife photography from Dan Kilkeary, stained glass pieces by Kate Cluff, dichroic glass jewelry by Catherine Weaver, cast silver jewelry by Doug Dabrowski, handmade rare jewels and accessories by Amelia Mosher, macramé jewelry and artworks by Cayla Pook, metal works by Marcus Lee, paintings by Frances Braun, prints from Steve Lawrie and Nora Skeele, jewelry by Joella and Cloe Turner, fish prints by Jerry Wright, whimsical works from Jan Steinbright, hand-painted silk scarves by Lori Lang, and colorful hats and stickers from Raven Shaw. Appetizers and libations also available.
- GALANIN + KLEIN, 203 LINCOLN ST. — Featuring fine-crafted knives by artist Adam Fondel and silver carver Jerrod Galanin.
- SITKA CONSERVATION SOCIETY, 201 LINCOLN ST., SUITE NO. 4 (UPSTAIRS, ABOVE OLD HARBOR BOOKS) — Featuring the photography haiku of Lione Clare.
- OLD HARBOR BOOKS, 201 LINCOLN ST. — Paintings by James Poulson and music by Bellymeat.
- GALLERY BY THE SEA (FORMERLY ROBERTSON’S ART GALLERY AND CUSTOM FRAMING), 128 LINCOLN ST. — Live jazz music by Stephanie Patton.
- SITKA HOTEL, RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE, 118 LINCOLN ST. — Music by Summerfall.
- 57 PEAKS, 102 LINCOLN ST. — Watercolors by Dixie Peterson.
- BEAK RESTAURANT AND KCAW-RAVEN RADIO, 2 LINCOLN ST. — Uilleann bagpipes by John Ingman, beaded jewelry by Haley Angus, nature photography by Matt Goff. The KCAW-Raven Radio Retail Shop will be open.
More galleries and artists may be added later. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- Island Institute, 304 Baranof Street
- Raindance Gallery, 205 Monastery Street
- Sitka Rose Gallery, 419 Lincoln Street
- Artist Cove Gallery, 241 Lincoln Street
- Fisherman’s Eye Gallery, 239 Lincoln Street
- Abby’s Reflection Apparel and Quiltworks, 231 Lincoln Street
- Sitka Lutheran Church, 224 Lincoln Street
- Homeport Eatery, 209 Lincoln Street
- Island Artists Gallery, 205B Lincoln Street
- Old Harbor Books, 201 Lincoln Street
- For Me & My House / Knitting With Class, 102 Lincoln Street
- William Stortz Gallery at City Hall, 100 Lincoln Street (second floor)
- Larkspur Café, 2 Lincoln Street
- Devilfish Gallery, 1 Lincoln Street
- Sheet’ká Kwáan Naa Kahídi (Sitka Herring Festival), 200 Katlian Street
- University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus, 1332 Seward Avenue
For more information, contact Sarah Lawrie of the Greater Sitka Arts Council at 747-2787 or email@example.com.
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.
New 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:
- Island Institute, 304 Baranof, Featuring photos and prints from Ellie Schmidt, Berrett Wilbur and Annika Ord
- Raindance Gallery, 205 Monastery, Featuring carvings by Tommy Joseph and Kristina Cranston
- Sitka Rose Gallery, 419 Lincoln, Featuring watercolors by Iko Sullivan
- Artist’s Cove Gallery, 241 Lincoln, Featuring works by a variety of artists
- Fisherman’s Eye Gallery, 239 Lincoln, Featuring art by Libby Stortz and George Estrella
- Abby’s Reflection, 231 Lincoln, Featuring quilts and other fabric art
- Sitka Lutheran Church, 224 Lincoln, Featuring works on paper by Michaela Coleman
- Homeport Eatery, 209 Lincoln, Featuring aprons by Laura Kaltenstein and art by Cara Jane Murray
- Island Artists Gallery, 205 B Lincoln, Featuring more than 20 local artists
- Old Harbor Books, 201 Lincoln, Book release of “Ed Ricketts from Cannery Row to Sitka, AK,” edited by Jan Straley with illustrations by Norm Campbell
- Robertson’s Gallery and Custom Framing, 128 Lincoln, Featuring art by David Gross, Allie High, Ernest Robertson, Dixie Hansen and Barbara Lavellee
- For Me & My House / Knitting With Class, 102 Lincoln, Featuring knitted art
- City and Borough of Sitka City Hall, 100 Lincoln, Featuring portraits by various artists
- Baranof Realty, 315 Seward, Featuring local artists
For more information, contact Sarah Lawrie of the Greater Sitka Arts Council at 738-5234 or 747-2787, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.