Slideshow | Governor's Awards for the Arts 2017
Gov. Bill Walker and almost a quarter of the Alaska Legislature attended Thursday night’s Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities, but the most popular person might have been someone who wasn’t there — President Donald Trump.
As Alaska’s arts luminaries accepted the state’s top honors, speaker after speaker emphasized the importance of the arts and urged those in attendance to speak against cuts proposed to federally funded arts organizations.
“Don’t let that happen, and continue to support public funding for the arts at every level,” said Charlotte Fox, who accepted the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts award.
All photos by James Brooks | Juneau Empire