• Overcast, light rain
  • 48°
    Overcast, light rain

Arts & Culture

Randi Spray | Capital City Weekly
A member of the Geisan Dancers from Haines dances into the Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage and Bald Eagle Preserve Visitor Center at its grand opening on Saturday, May 14.

Cultural heritage center opens in Klukwan

The community heritage center has been a long time coming for Klukwan, and they weren't going to let 86-degree heat stop them from celebrating.


The Whale House and its art: A history

KLUKWAN — The Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage and Bald Eagle Preserve Visitor Center opened on Saturday, May 14, marking the first time in recent history the fabled Whale House artworks have been on public display.

Five Southeast artists receive Rasmuson awards

Five Southeast Alaskans received individual artist awards from the Rasmuson Foundation this year — Juneau photographer Ben Huff, Juneau photographer Patrice Aphrodite Helmar, Juneau poet Christy NaMee Eriksen, Hydaburg cedar bark weaver...

Inside the SLAM: An exclusive preview

Friends of the State Library Archives and Museum On June 4, Southeast residents have a chance at a date with history: an exclusive preview tour for 200 people inside the new Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives, and Museum...

Kupreanof, Alaska's smallest city, celebrates 40 years

KUPREANOF - How does Alaska's smallest city celebrate 40 years? By inviting the neighbors over for company.
Chelsea Tremblay

Hatchery recirculation workshop scheduled

SITKA — Earlier this spring, Fish Tech Professor Jim Seeland, Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems, and Douglas Island Pink and Chum partnered to host a recirculation workshop to better inform Alaska fish culturists on how recirculation can be...

Four islands closed to protect chicks

The National Park Service has temporarily closed four islands in Glacier Bay to foot traffic and instituted a minimum approach distance of 100 yards to protect high concentrations of nesting seabirds by minimizing human caused disturbance...

Arts Complex awarded $49,000 grant

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council announced May 11 that it received a $49,473 grant from the Juneau Community Foundation's Performing Arts Center Fund for its Arts Complex project.

TMHS student wins duck stamp competition

Thunder Mountain High School 11th grade exchange student Rosa Annina Hagedorn of Berlin has won "Best in Show" for Alaska in the National Jr. Duck Stamp competition.

Writers' Weir: Outhouse Spider

You live with a part of me I cannot keep company with. Among snorts, sprays and smells, after disrobing and unloading, I leave you each morning with...
Jack Campbell

JAHC offers art walks

Explore Juneau's downtown public art collection with the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, which is offering guided tours this summer, led by local artists.


In an article on the canoe expansion in Hoonah in the April 13-19 edition of the Capital City Weekly, the name of a man who led a prayer in Tlingit was written incorrectly. It is Bill Wilson, not Bill Gray Sr.

Art in Unusual Places

The Capital City Weekly welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places.

Articles from the Art section archive

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

EVENTS Community dialogue on reentry, Wednesday, May 25, 6-7:30 p.m. Northern Light United Church.

School farm opens in Coffman Cove

School farm grand opening in Coffman Cove COFFMAN COVE - The Howard Valentine School in Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island will host the grand opening of their school farm from 4-7 p.m. on ...

Pool closures in Juneau

Dimond Park Aquatic Center closed for high school graduations JUNEAU - The Dimond Park Aquatic Center will be closed on Sunday, May 29, to honor Juneau area high school graduates.

Singing our way back to Homeland

By Mary Beth Moss | National Park Service

A rennaisance for public art in Haines

A RENAISSANCE FOR PUBLIC ART IN HAINES BY RANDI SPRAY CAPITAL CITY WEEKLY HAINES - Haines hasn't been known for its art scene, despite having more than 80 professional artists in a town of only ...

Behind the scenes with Juneau's public art

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH JUNEAU'S PUBLIC ART BY MARY CATHARINE MARTIN CAPITAL CITY WEEKLY Salmon transform as they make their way up Juneau's skyline. A miner painted on black velvet turns away to ...

Meals with Midgi: Local scallops inspired by a local chef

LOCAL SCALLOPS INSPIRED BY A LOCAL CHEF One of the most wonderful aspects of dining in a particular town is knowing that the chefs are local. The fact that they have ties to the community makes ...
By Kelly "Midgi" Moore

Photos: Haines scenic

Randall Bresee, of Tennessee, takes a Haines scenic with his view camera.

Juneau, Petersburg and Haines receive state water grants

Juneau, Petersburg and Haines receive water grants Three Southeast communities are among 14 statewide recipients of the Alaska Clean Water Actions grants.

Haines, Hydaburg receive Forest Service grants

Haines, Hydaburg awarded Forest Service Wood Innovation Grants JUNEAU - The Haines Borough and the Hydaburg School District were two of 42 Forest Service Wood Innovation Grant recipients.

Every Kid in a Park: Glacier Bay hosts fourth graders from across Southeast BARTLETT COVE - Forty fourth graders with their teachers and chaperones descended on Glacier Bay National Park on May 13.

On Writing: The Sound of Sense, Part I

THE SOUND OF WRITING, PART 1 Robert Frost once wrote that of modern poets he alone was trying to create poetry out of what he called "the sound of sense.

Writers' Weir: Accented Appreciation

The floatplane passing overhead / breaks what I'm thinking is silence...
By Richard Stokes

Youth fishing events to be held around Southeast

Youth fishing events to be held around Southeast The Tongass National Forest, partner agencies, groups, businesses, and local volunteers are sponsoring youth fishing events throughout Southeast. ...

Art in Unusual Places

The Capital City Weekly welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Photographers of all levels of ability are invited to send in images of natural or urban subjects ...

SHI releases three children's books

SHI RELEASES 'BABY RAVEN READS' BOOKS FOR CHILDREN JUNEAU - Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has released the first three of eighteen culturally-based children's books that reflect the Native ...

An Afternoon of Ave Marias to be held at the Shrine of St. Therese

An Afternoon of Ave Marias at the Shrine of St. Therese JUNEAU - The Juneau Lyric Opera will present An Afternoon of Ave Marias on Sunday, May 29 at the Shrine of St. Therese chapel.

Photo: TMHS junior a Champion of the Arts

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire Sonny Mauricio, a junior, turns off a video display after a school assembly to show images from the Thunder Mountain High School yearbook and this year's version of ...

Red cedar canoe under construction in Sitka Artists TJ Young, Tommy Joseph, and Nicholas and Jerrod Galanin are apprenticing to carve a 28-foot red cedar canoe under the direction of master carver ...


  • 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