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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
New paintings and mixed media pieces by Don Decker and Sarah Melissa Whalen are on display at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art.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
With "I am Inuit," a follow-up to his "I am Alaskan" series, photographer Brian Adams will spend a year visiting some 20 Alaska villages to deliver a portrait of the people and places of rural Alaska. Tara Young

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
A robotic "virtual tour guide" made its first trip through the Anchorage Museum Friday, drawing stares from grown-ups and greetings from kids.Mike Dunham
Additional seating has been put on the stage to handle demand for tickets to the Alaska Airlines Winter Classics chamber music series. Mike Dunham
Alaska Dance Theatre's "Winter's Dance" program will combine contemporary dance and the uniquely Alaskan pop vocals of Pamyua.Mike Dunham
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