There’s some fascinating events happening this First Friday in downtown Juneau, from art exhibits, chances to sample products, and even an app launch.
Continuing Exhibit: Seasons, 14th Annual 12×12 Community Art Exhibit
Juneau-Douglas City Museum
114 W. 4th St.
Come to the City Museum for a reception of the continuing 12×12 exhibit, “Seasons,” on April 6 from 4:30-7 p.m. For 14 years, the City Museum has hosted this popular community exhibit, which encourages artists of all ages to submit a piece measuring 12×12. The exhibit will be on view through April 21. This event is free.
109 Seward St.
Sample Barnacle foods at Shoefly Alaska.
Nicole Bauberger “Many Ravens”
122 Front St.
Nicole Bauberger from Whitehorse is kicking off a week of classes with an exhibit “Many Ravens” at Sketch Studio. Artwork will be up through April 15.
Fera Photography and Lauralye Miko
Barnaby Brewing Company
206 N. Franklin St.
BBC will be featuring Kaley McGoey of Fera Photography, and typography from visual artist Lauralye Miko; they’ve come together to collaborate on the gallery show “Lunar Flow.” This show celebrates the lunar cycles. BBC will be releasing a small batch of dark saison called Legislative Saison, which was brewed in honor of this year’s legislative session.
Rainy Retreat Books
113 Seward St.
Come groove to the unique musical stylings of live, local band Goldwing. Rainy Retreat Books will provide entertainment and refreshments.
In the Woods with George Gress
Alaska State Museum
395 Whittier St.
George Gress will be showing 10 of his handmade guitars, as well as a three-stringed diddlybow and a steel guitar made out of a re-purposed skateboard and cabinet handles. Gress focuses on using found and recycled materials in his guitars, and will talk about how the guitars are made and what it takes to put one together. He will play some music and answer questions. Read more page 16.
Agents of Discovery scavenger hunt app launch
Alaska State Museum
395 Whittier St.
The Alaska State Museum has partnered with the U.S. Forest Service to make the museum an Agents of Discovery mission site. Sites can be found throughout the U.S. and Canada, with locations ranging from museums to parks and national forests. The app encourages kids to explore the world around them by gamifying educational content. Attendees may start playing at 3:45 p.m., with opening remarks at 5 p.m. “The Salmon Forest,” a film created by the Sitka Conservation Society and the Forest Service, will be on view in the Museum’s Earth Science Gallery beginning at 5:30 p.m. The reception is sponsored by the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum.
Younique by Tiara Ward
Bustin’ Out Boutique
175th S. Franklin St., suite 213
Bustin’ Out Boutique will host Tiara Ward from Younique. Tiara likes to focus on the skincare side of the Younique brand. She wants healthy skin to be the foundation to your skin and make-up regiment. Visitors can sign up for the “Foundations Giveaway”: Bustin’ Out Boutique is giving away a bra and Tiara is giving away a lip gloss.
Juneau Icefield Research Program Art Show
134 N. Franklin St.
Amalga will be hosting an art show and fundraiser with artists Ben Huff and Hannah Perrine Mode to benefit the Juneau Icefield Research Program. Come out to learn more about JIRP, and enjoy pictures from the icefield. Read more page 5.
Environmental Justic with Juneau Composts
145 S. Franklin St.
Juneau Composts will be sharing compost news, soliciting new subscribers, and selling compost tea. Come learn about landfill diversion, check out compost samples, and take home some fresh tea for your lovely house pants. Plus, live music by Patrick Klacza.
Free First Friday Yoga with Carol Race & Libby Stringer
175 S. Franklin St. suite 202B
Join Libby Stringer on violin and Carol Race on the mat for a free class of yoga and music to start April. Rainforest Yoga offers a free class each First Friday for the Juneau community. No experience needed. Enter the door at Gold Town Theater; Rainforest Yoga is upstairs.
Photographer Cameron Byrnes
Juneau Artists Gallery
175 S. Franklin St.
Longtime photographer Cameron Byrnes is the featured artist for the month of April. In honor of the Gallery’s new floor, trimmings, and artist who had recently joined, Cameron has changed the look of his display and added new photographs and cards to his growing line of note cards. The Gallery will have snacks and a warm welcome for all the locals before the cruise ships show up in another month.
Pop Up Art Show of local artists
917 Glacier Ave. #102
Coppa will be hosting a Pop Up Art Show featuring a variety of local Juneau artists.
Dean Guaneli: Pattern & Patina
223 Seward St.
Thirty new works of metal and wood sculptural art by Dean Guaneli, highlighting the texture and character of found Juneau objects.
Featured artists: Robert Fletcher, Mandy Heck, and Colleen Goldrich
244 Front St.
Annie Kaill’s will be featuring three local guest artists: Robert Fletcher will be showing a collection of new turned bowls and wood work, Mandy Heck will be releasing a new collection of miniature original animal drawings, and Colleen Goldrich will be having a trunk show with her handmade jewelry designs.
Author David Ramseur
254 Front St.
Meet author David Ramseur and get a personalized copy of his book, “Melting the Ice Curtain: The Extraordinary Story of Citizen Diplomacy on the Russia-Alaska Frontier.”
Featured artists: Tim Brown and Renee Culp
Sealaska Heritage’s Walter Soboleff Building
105 S. Seward St.
Sealaska Heritage will highlight works by featured artists Tim Brown of Yakutat and Renee Culp of Juneau. Brown will be showcasing his hand-sewn sea otter and seal fur scarves and wallets, and Culp will be selling her jewelry and other handmade goods. In the Delores Churchill Artist-in-Residence space off the lobby, Tlingit carver Lance Cesar will demonstrate wood carving.
Moe’s Healthcare Organic Products
Harbor Tea & Spice
175 S. Franklin St. suite 105
Harbor Tea & Spice will feature Moe’s Health Care Products, which are organic, handcrafted, made with cold pressed oils, and raw and unrefined butters; there are no dyes or harmful chemicals. The line includes everything from skin products for adults and children, devil’s club salve/balm and tinctures to foot soaks.