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


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:

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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

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Greater Sitka Arts Council hosts annual Arti-Gras Art Walk on March 14


ArtWalk-Open-House_Banner_1980wThe 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.

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