August First Friday

Diego SunWoo, age 8, holds volumes of his zine “Happy Mollusk.” Courtesy image.

Happy Mollusk Zine by Diego SunWoo


Kindred Post

145 South Franklin St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Diego SunWoo (age 8) will be releasing the first four volumes of his new zine, Happy Mollusk. Happy Mollusk features drawings and stories inspired by pop culture and sea life. Come meet the tiny artist and get your zine signed.

Featured artist: Toby Harbanuk

Juneau Artists Gallery

175 South Franklin

4:30-7 p.m.

Toby Harbanuk of Alaska Imagery is the featured artist for the month of August at the Juneau Artist Gallery. Toby’s ability to capture the northern lights is legendary. His photographs are printed on metal that give them a particularly vivid quality. Come meet Toby and see his great new aerial photography.

Featured artist: Veronica Bunnies

Shoefly Alaska

109 Seward St.

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Veronica Bunnies has been an artist and a perfectionist as long as she can remember. She taught herself to embroider as the ideal way to practice the art of perfection. She enjoys subverting a medium that is usually considered old-fashioned women’s work into something modern, fun, and often a little snarky.

Guest: Saankaláxt’ Ernestine Hayes

Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives, and Museum

395 Whittier St.

Museum: 4:30-7 p.m. Presentation 7-8 p.m.

Alaska State Writer Laureate Saankaláxt’ Ernestine Hayes will discuss portions of her writing that examines our society’s histories and heroes from a deeper perspective. Hayes is the author of “The Tao of Raven” and “Blonde Indian” and teaches writing at the University of Alaska Southeast. The Alaska State Museum will be open free of charge from 4:30-7 p.m., and is showing the summer exhibit Decolonizing Alaska, which features work by 30 artists on themes of resilience, adaptation, and cultural survival in response to dominant forces such as colonization and climate change.

Featured artist: Debby Bloom


917 Glacier #102

4-6 p.m.

Coppa hosts Anchorage artist and former Juneau resident, Debby Bloom, this month. The show includes her original acrylic and watercolor paintings, featuring Alaska wildlife.

Alaska Beach Creations

Barnaby Brewing Company

206 N. Franklin St.

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Barnaby Brewing will be featuring the works from Sitka artist, Shelley Gillaspey of Alaska Beach Creations. Gillaspey creates one-of-a-kind driftwood art pieces that will compliment any space. BBC will be releasing Déjà Brew, a collaboration brew with Amalga Distillery utilizing the spent botanicals from their first batch of gin.

Featured artists: Samuel Sheakley and Rhonda Butler

Sealaska Heritage Institute

105 S. Seward St.

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Samuel Sheakley will be showcasing his silver and copper Tlingit engraved jewelry, including bracelets, earrings, rings, and pendants. He will also be providing demonstrations of the engraving process. Rhonda Butler will be offering healing salves, moccasins, and cedar work. SHI will also offer free admission to its current exhibit, “Alaska Native Masks: Art &Ceremony,” and to the clan house, where visitors can view four, newly installed panels describing the history and construction of traditional clan houses. All are welcome.

Featured artist: Vanda Patterson


175 S. Franklin St.

4:30-7 p.m.

This First Friday Boheme will be featuring a local artist Vanda Patterson and an assortment of her most recent collection. Her paintings are full of emotive colors, unique concepts and and often carries a light hearted tone, appealing for all audiences. She will also be showing a small selection of furniture and wall decor.

Featuring Marms &Meeks

Amalga Distillery

134 N. Franklin St.

4-7 p.m.

Amalga Distillery hosts Marms &Meeks for a pop-up gallery exhibit Aug. 4, 5, and 6 With designs merging the spheres of art and science, and printed on all recycled materials, you will find everything from cards to nautical chart prints to bags and koozies, all with Southeast Alaska flair. A new product will be debuted, as well as several new chart prints. Check out the show and grab a sumptuous cocktail with lots of local flavor - plus Bloody Mary’s on Sunday.

Featured artist: Lauralyle Miko

Love &Matter

228 Seward St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Love &Matter joins Lauralye Miko for “A Smack of Jellyfish”, a show featuring jellyfish originals in a range of color, texture and materials.

“Birds of Rhiannon” by Wayne Owen, and “UnEarth” by Vivian Prescott

Juneau Arts and Culture Center

350 Whittier St.

4:30-7 p.m.

The JAHC welcomes two multimedia artists to the Gallery for August 2017. Wayne Owen of Juneau will showcase painted wood panel bird silhouettes in his show “Birds of Rhiannon,” and Vivian Faith Prescott of Wrangell, will display sculptures featuring materials found on our beaches – such as seaglass, driftwood, metal, and line. Plus – Block Party in the Main Hall from 5–7 p.m.


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