Arts & Artists

Perhaps it is the rain and the gray days of fall and winter that causes so many Sitka residents to take up some form of artistic endeavor. Or does the community and its fantastically wild surroundings simply attract artists to settle here? Whatever the reason, Sitka has a very active arts community. From world-class and down-home performing arts events to galleries filled with work by local and Alaskan artists, Sitka has a lot to offer.

 Portion of  "Wild Fish Mural"  Two 100' x 10' murals - June 2006, Acrylic paint on wood panels.  Sitka Cold Storage Building

Portion of "Wild Fish Mural" Two 100' x 10' murals - June 2006, Acrylic paint on wood panels.  Sitka Cold Storage Building

How can THE THRIVING ARTISTic COMMUNITY IN SITKA benefit your business?

 Mural by Cara Murray on downtown grocery store, Market Center.

Mural by Cara Murray on downtown grocery store, Market Center.

Artistic communities:

  • Foster critical thinking & innovation
  • Engage Employees
  • Recruit & retain talent
  • Put your company in the spotlight
  • Contribute to the economy & quality of life

At least two local entrepreneurs have developed shore excursion tours for cruise visitors that focus on Sitka's art assets. One tour is the "Wild Arts Artist Walk" that includes a hands-on experience for the visitor to do some glass blowing. Another focuses on Sitka's photographic opportunities in a three-hour tour that takes visitors to the best spots to capture Sitka in all its stunning, wild beauty. What creative business ideas do you have for sharing Sitka's art assets with visitors?

 

Sitka ART EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

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Sitka Jazz Festival - February

Greater Sitka Arts Council organizes the following events:

Sitka Artigras - March
Sitka Artisans Market - December
Monthly Grind - Fall/Winter
Wearable Art Show - Spring
Sitka Folk - Various

VIEW the GSAC Events Calendar