Welcome to Season 49!
Upcoming events, programs, and opportunities for the 2022-23 year are listed below. The event dates listed may change - please check back here for more updates at the season progresses.
SEASON 49 AT A GLANCE:
Gallery Walk: December 2, 2022
Stuffed! Holiday Market: December 10, 2022
Clink! v23 Wine Tasting: February 18, 2023
JAHC 50th Anniversary Celebration & Kathy Kolkhorst Ruddy Awards for the Art: July 27, 2023
Juneau Food Festival & Farmers Market: August 26, 2023
Aak'w Rock Indigenous Music Festival: September 21-24, 2023
Season 49 Artwork by Hollis Kitchin | "Mountain #4", watercolor and gouache on canvas, 2022
ARTS COUNCIL PROGRAMS
Through collaborative work with partners like the Juneau School District, we strive to provide arts education opportunities to enrich arts, humanities, and cultural learning for children. Arts education programs include:
- Any Given Child
- Artists in the Schools
- Poetry Out Loud
- Artful Teaching
- After School Enrichment
- Partners in Education
- Teaching Artists & Academy
Annual funding opportunities for students, individual artists, and organizations. Current grants and scholarships available include:
- Individual Artist Grants
- Fine Arts Scholarships
- Advanced Arts Achievement Awards
- Capacity Grants
- CBJ Major Grants
The JAHC Gallery Program supports both established and emerging Alaskan artists showing new works, while representing the broadest spectrum of visual art media. The Arts Council Gallery at the JACC is used to promote cultural awareness, stimulate creativity, and provides monthly exhibiting opportunities for new, emerging, and established artists who have not recently exhibited in Juneau. Exhibits open monthly every First Friday, with public receptions from 4:30-7:00pm. Applications for the Gallery Season are typically posted in March and due at the end of April each year.
Click HERE to see this month's featured Gallery artist and to see the full 2022-23 Gallery Exhibit Schedule.
Portable Southeast is a new exhibit opportunity for artists and art venues in Southeast Alaska! This traveling art exhibit program will provide increased exposure for Southeast Alaskan artists, and a region-wide celebration of coastal living for Southeast Alaska communities. Selected pieces will tour the region, exhibiting in 6 communities over 6 months in 2023.
Through the Lobby Shop, artists and vendors throughout Alaska are able to market their creations to a wide clientele, and shoppers are able to find unique, beautiful, fanciful and completely Alaskan items. Artists have the opportunity to sell their work in three locations: at the JACC in the Davis Gallery at Centennial Hall, and in our online shop.
COMMUNITY SERVICES & SUPPORT
The Community Calendar is a free digital publicity resource for artists, businesses, and groups in Juneau. Get your events posted to the calendar at least a week in advance and take advantage of our marketing outlets.
The Arts Council offers a community Postering Service for businesses and organizations offering events and activities happening in town. Standard fee is $35 for 40 posters.
Sell tickets to your event through our Box Office. Call (907) 586-2787 for more information.
The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council manages the rentals in both the Juneau Arts and Culture Center and Centennial Hall. Both buildings are located right next to each other forming a Civic and Culture Campus for Juneau in the heart of the Aak'w Village District. We offer flexible, scalable space for rent for everything from meetings & conferences, weddings, memorials, fundraisers and concerts. Hosting an event somewhere else? The following equipment is available for off-site rentals: portable sounds system, 8x8 and 10x10 pop-up tents, plastic cocktail tables, chairs and more.
A free digital resource for artists and organizations - hosting calls for art in Juneau and statewide.
Art by the people, Art for the people. Art Squared provides programmatic and fiscal sponsorship as needed for events such as the Juneau Piano Series, Poetry Omnibus, Juneau Cabaret, Artists of All Nations, and Music on the Fly. Learn more.
Juneau Piano Series
The Juneau Piano Series features both visiting and local artists, coordinated by Artistic Director Jon Hays, and performed on the new grand piano at the JACC. The 2022-23 schedule:
- October 14, 7 pm - Jon Hays, Bill Paulick, and Bradley Saunders
- March 10, 7 pm - Andrew Brownell
- March 17, 7 pm - Sue Kazama
- March 19, 3 pm - Jon Hays
Ticket prices: $25 general, $20 senior, $10 student. Buy tickets HERE.
Artists of All Nations
Artists of All Nations is a free open studio opportunity in the Main Hall at the JACC from 1 – 5 pm, usually on the last Sunday of the month. Come enjoy working together on your art!
Poetry OmniBus is a local juried poetry contest, in which selected poems will have the honor of being displayed on city buses for one year. Submissions are accepted January through February annually. Learn more and apply HERE.
EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS
Aak'w Rock Indigenous Music Festival, September 2023
The Aak'w Rock Indigenous Music Festival is a new biennial event happening in the off years of Celebration. More information about the Festival is available here.
Clink! Wine Tasting, February 2023
An annual fundraiser with an in-person wine tasting featuring select wines from Specialty Imports.
The Wearable Art Extravaganza returns in September 2024
This spectacular celebration of creativity is an annual fundraising event for JAHC scholarships, grants, and operating support for the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. More information is available here.
COMMUNITY EVENTS & ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES
First Friday, monthly (year-round)
First Friday plays a vital role in keeping Juneau's art scene hopping! Join local businesses, organizations, artists, and the public for a free community event the first Friday of every month.
Gallery Walk, December
A Juneau Holiday tradition that celebrates the community at the time of year where Downtown Juneau belongs to the locals.
Stuffed! Holiday Market, December
This market features items made/designed in Alaska... perfect for stocking stuffers or unique gifts for your loved ones. All products sold during this market are $25 or less!
Fresh Air Markets, May - September
Monthly outdoor markets featuring a variety of local vendors with products ranging from arts & crafts, baked goods, books, & more!
A local celebration of sustainability - featuring homegrown food, produce, arts, and workshops.
CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
A seminar series focused on the work that goes on behind the scenes: learn how to host an exhibit at your business, how to become a professional performer, how to run an event, and more.
Art workshops led by a local artist. Learn how to make holiday wreaths, how to quilt, printmaking techniques, and more. Workshops are held in person or virtually. Tickets include supplies.
Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation competition for high school students. By encouraging youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance, students can master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.
Participating partners host their own local competitions to determine which students advance to a video-adjudicated regional competition, with 10 students from across Alaska will advance to a state competition to be held in March 2023. Each year, the state champion advances to the national finals in Washington, D.C. and competes for a $20,000 college scholarship.
Schools across the state are invited to register as participating locations now through November 15, 2022. Learn more and register here.
Art prompts and challenges for everyone! Join our community of talented artists for a new season of Art Club every October. Everyone is welcome to participate, all mediums are encouraged!
Stress-Free Art Nights
A new program offered monthly the week before First Friday, in partnership with the Juneau Douglas City Museum & the Free Little Art Gallery. The first Stress-Free Art Night is scheduled for October 26 at the JACC. More information coming soon!
SUPPORT THE ARTS IN JUNEAU
Become a member of the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council today! Basic membership in the Arts Council is $40 for an individual, $25 for a student or senior, and $75 for a family. Join HERE.
All members enjoy:
- 10% discounts on Council purchases in the Lobby Shop and Davis Gallery,
- priority selection for volunteer opportunities,
- use of our Notary Public service,
- advance ticket access for special events like Wearable Art Extravaganza and Art Glasses,
- regular updates about happenings in the art community,
- and the good feeling that comes with helping build our community.