Arts

The Sealaska Heritage Institute began pursuing the project after artists who participated in the institute's first Native Artist Gathering in 2015 ranked canoe construction as a high priority.

Alaska Dispatch News

“In these clubs the kids talk about what they want their neighborhoods to look like,” said organizer Christina Demetro. “And that’s really meaningful for us to see because small shifts become big shifts if they take even one little action towards a positive change.”

Scott Jensen

Visitors to the Anchorage Museum on Friday morning did double-takes as a robotic tour guide greeted them, rolled through the galleries like R2-D2, looked over the exhibits, made conversation and sometimes asked for help.

Mike Dunham
Alaska Dance Theatre's "Winter's Dance" program will combine contemporary dance and the uniquely Alaskan pop vocals of Pamyua.Mike Dunham

Next December, an art exhibit will be set up outdoors near a remote research site on the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet. Video showing the art as displayed against the endless white landscape will be made available online as a “virtual gallery.”

Mike Dunham
A new dinner theater production features an able cast and delicious food.Mike Dunham
Workshops are scheduled for Juneau, Sitka, Nome and Bethel for artists wanting to apply for Rasmuson grants.Mike Dunham
Artists interpret high-resolution ecology photos, family-friendly "Over the River" opens at ACT and the Met's splashy "Turandot" comes to the big screen.Mike Dunham
New work by Don Decker and Sarah Melissa Whalen are on display at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art, and an ensemble of Anchorage Symphony brass players will perform. Mike Dunham

Sometimes success begets success, so Anchorage photographer Brian Adams will spend a full year visiting two dozen villages to document the people and places of rural Alaska.

Tara Young