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An imaginative jumble graces display walls in the Irwin Exhibits building at the Alaska State Fair. This year the Creative Arts and Crafts exhibit organizers added one more division of competition. The Embellished Arts category allows people to create works incorporating prefabricated items. 

 

Scott Jensen

At an art installation in front of the Anchorage Museum that's part of the GLACIER conference has wood blocks with Arctic words carved in them in English, Alaska Native languages, Russian, Icelandic, Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian. Conference participants and members of the public are encouraged to take a block revealing photographs by Brian Adams, Michael Conti and Jayson Smart.

Bob Hallinen

Visitors wandered up to giant chunks of ice sitting outside of the Anchorage Museum on Sunday Aug. 30, 2015, and were able to touch pieces of a glacier. On the lawn, there were samples of food and free music performances that were part of a celebration in collaboration with GLACIER, a conference that focuses on the issues in the Arctic and takes place in Anchorage this week. 

Shelby Lum
National Endowment for the Arts chairman Jane Chu is on a tour of Palmer, Anchorage, Juneau and Sitka "to see firsthand what's happening in arts in Alaska."  Mike Dunham

Marya and Garnett Morrow Sr. of Moose Gardens Bed and Breakfast have been competing in the Alaska State Fair since the early 1980s, but have been consistently winning grand champion ribbons every year since 1985. 

Tara Young
The proposed expansion of the Anchorage Museum will allow the display of around 40 percent of its permanent collection of fine art, five times as much as can currently be displayed.Mike Dunham
A large art installation and lawn party are planned by the Anchorage Museum to coincide with the upcoming Global Leadership in the Arctic conference.Mike Dunham
Anchorage B-Boy Icey Ives is headed to a national championship to test his moves against the best dancers in the country.Mike Dunham
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