First Friday features jazz band, rock group, totem pole talk

Tahir McInnis presents Melanin Auntie


Downtown Dames

217 Seward St.

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Downtown Dames will be featuring local fashion designer Tahir McInnis and her brand Melanin Auntie. Join us for a night of live models, cool shirts, fun music, drinks, and more!

Featured artist: Ian Grant

Annie Kaill’s

244 Front St.

4:30-8 p.m.

Grant is an abstract artist here in Juneau who will be showing a collection of his work from over the summer.

Christine Johnson Photography

Bustin’ Out Boutique

175 South Franklin St. Suite #205

4-7 p.m.

Christine Johnson Photography has had the honor of shooting multiple birthings and first 48 hours of life. Come and celebrate the beauty of birth and newborns with us at Bustin’ Out Boutique where we will also be doing our monthly free bra giveaway; when you spend $100 you get a second entry to win.

Featured artist Jackson Polys

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

395 Whittier St.

4:30-7 p.m. museum, 7-8 p.m. presentation

Artist Jackson Polys (aka Stephen Paul Jackson) will share his work on the Seward shame pole that was raised in Saxman Totem Park in April. Jackson began carving with his father, Tlingit master carver Nathan Jackson, as a child, and has his BA in art history and visual arts and MFA in visual arts from Columbia University. The Alaska State Museum will be open free of charge from 4:30-7, 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.

Judee Moonbeam’s Fibre Art


109 Seward St.

4:30 p.m. to close

Judee Moonbeam comes all the way from Portland, Oregon, to share her Fibre work with Juneau. People recognize her “signature,” like someone might gaze at a patchwork quilt and wonder about the history of the bits and pieces that make up the full embellished glory.

Jazz band: Fleet Street

Rainy Retreat Books

113 Seward St.

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Stop by Rainy Retreat Books for our September First Friday event to hear Fleet Street perform. All vinyl records will be 15 percent off while the band is in, so make sure to come check out all our new stock!

Rocks Facebook group

Barnaby Brewing Company

206 N. Franklin St.

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Facebook group “Juneau, Alaska ROCKS” was created by Melanie Rodriguez following a nationwide trend which promotes creativity, exercise, and spreading happiness. Rocks are collected and painted by group members and hidden throughout Juneau for others to find.

Featured artist: Merridy Davis

Juneau Artists Gallery

175 South Franklin St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Merridy creates colorful cutwork banners featuring Alaskan marine mammals, birds and fish. Hand cut nylon panels are sewn to fabric tape to create festive works of art to add color and motion to spaces for any celebration or to just cheer up a room. Also featured are hand cut stickers.

Featured artist: Paul Voelckers, Mary Pat Wyatt, and Cristine Crooks


917 Glacier #102

4-6 p.m.

Coppa will feature watercolors and a travel journal from recent travels to Italy by Paul Voelckers, Mary Pat Wyatt and Cristine Crooks. Come share our love of Italy and our recent travel experiences.

Kindred Post’s 3rd Anniversary

Kindred Post

145 South Franklin St.

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Celebrating threes years in the neighborhood with live music Avery Stewart, a photo booth by Sydney Akagi, mini cupcakes, and a storewide anniversary sale.

Featured artists: Samuel Sheakley and Renee Culp

Sealaska Heritage Walter Soboleff Building

105 S. Seward St.

4:30-8 p.m.

Sealaska Heritage will offer a public viewing of the Robert Davidson bronze sculpture, Crab of the Woods (Frog) in the lobby of the Walter Soboleff Building, and will highlight works by featured artists Samuel Sheakley and Renee Culp. Davidson’s sculpture, recently acquired by SHI, is based on a mask he carved in 1989 out of red cedar that is used by his dance group, Rainbow Creek Dancers. Featured artist Sheakley will be showcasing his Tlingit engraved jewelry, and artist Culp will be selling her jewelry and other handmade goods. In addition, the SHI Store will highlight works in cedar, and offer free admission to the exhibit Alaska Native Masks: Art & Ceremony.

MK MacNaughton’s “This Life”

Juneau Arts and Culture Center

350 Whittier St.

4:30-7 p.m.

The Arts Council welcomes local artist MK MacNaughton and her newest portrait series “This Life: conversations about aging and dying.” The portrait project is a two-pronged endeavor involving both interviews and short statements with subjects’ charcoal portraits on semi-translucent vellum paper.


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback






Margaret Brady Fund scholarship applications now accepted

Area students pursuing artistic excellence may apply for scholarships as part of the Margaret Frans Brady Fund.

Read more