Sealaska Heritage Foundation at the end of March made apt first use of the clan house in the new Walter Soboleff Center: as a place to focus on children for a new three-year pre-literacy and school readiness program, Baby Raven Reads.
Banjos, guitars, mandolins, voices: the 41st annual Alaska Folk Festival starts Monday, April 6, and for the next week there won't be many in Juneau who spend a day without tapping their feet or just getting up and dancing - or, of course, performing.
The pARTnership, a nonprofit organization whose mission is the design, construction and operation of an arts complex in downtown Juneau, has received a grant award from the Juneau Community Foundation's Performing Arts Center Fundraising and Operating Endowment Fund. The grant funds will pay for the development of a feasibility study and business plan to help guide the planning and decision process.
Devin Moorehead, 11, left, Portia Carney, 14, center, and Shelby York, 11, of Theater at Latitude 58 perform a scene from Anne of Green Gables during an assembly at Gastineau Elementary School last week. The play will run April 10-12 at McPhetres Hall.
Clink! JAHC Wine tasting: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1. Sample more than 40 wines from around the world showcased by Specialty Imports; eat hors d-oeuvres; listen to live music, all in support of the arts. $30/person or $25/person if you come with a friend. Music by Tom Locher and Wayne Norlund. Refreshments by Panhandle Provisions.
Artists working in a variety of media invite you to check out their studios, see work in progress, learn about their processes, and celebrate what it means to be an artist in Juneau. Stop by any of the following studios for snacks, good conversation, and a chance to peek behind the scenes on Saturday, April 4.
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