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Photos: Anchorage Community Works 1st anniversary

Anchorage Community Works supporters mingle during the silent auction portion of the evening on Friday, August 8, 2014. The event was a celebration of the group’s first year in existence.
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Artist Ted Kincaid works on a painting of judge James Wickersham that is being auctioned off as he completes it, with the bids increasing as more and more of the painting is completed, at the Anchorage Community Works on Friday, August 8, 2014.
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Artist Ted Kincaid works on a painting of judge James Wickersham that is being auctioned off as he completes it, with the bids increasing as more and more of the painting is completed, at the Anchorage Community Works on Friday, August 8, 2014.
Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News
Musician Chris Watkins performs at Anchorage Community Works on Friday, July 18, 2014.
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Musician Matt Hopper performs at Anchorage Community Works on Friday, July 18, 2014.
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Craig Medred

In the past few weeks, Anchorage Community Works has hosted the thrash metal band Seracs, an acoustic show by the much-recorded Matt Hopper and all-ages concerts by local groups including Mythological Horses, Thunderfish and Dr. Zen. They’ve held swap meets, where musicians could buy and sell surplus gear. And, on any given day, one may encounter artists working on paintings, sculptures, prints, photography -- or juggling.

During a tour of the 5,000-square-foot facility on a quiet afternoon last month, Baggett described the mission of ACW as “a nonprofit shared workspace for artists and an avenue for art and music shows.”

Aug. 8 was an anniversary celebration for the facility, an event dubbed “Emergence” to reflect “the fantastic emerging artists incubating within our walls," the invitation read. 

Read more: On Ship Creek, artist co-op Anchorage Community Works marks first year