The second day of July is the first Friday of the month, which means an evening of arts- and culture-focused events in downtown Juneau.
This month’s Juneau Arts and Humanities Council-organized First Friday, includes both virtual and in-person events.
A listing of events is below:
Juneau Arts & Humanities Council: Weaving with our World, https://www.jahc.org/facilities/arts-council-gallery/, 4:30-7 p.m. Weavers Della Cheney, Patti Fiorella and Sonia Ibarra will share some of their weaving projects.
Exhibit up through the month.
Alaska State Museum: Virtual tour of The Spirit Wraps Around You with Steve Henrikson ,https://lam.alaska.gov/sway,
4:30-5:30 p.m. Curator of Collections Steve Henrikson will discuss the history of Ravenstail and Chilkat weaving and shares the stories of a selection of the robes featured in this summer’s special exhibit, “The Spirit Wraps Around You: Northern Northwest Coast Native Textiles.” This virtual tour was recorded by KTOO 360TV.
“The Spirit Wraps Around You” will be on exhibit through Oct. 9, but the virtual tour is a First Friday event only.
Juneau Douglas City Museum: First Friday at the City Museum 114 W. Fourth St., 4-6:30 p.m. There will be free admission to the Juneau-Douglas City Museum and free Alaska State Capitol walking tours. Each tour will last 45-60 minutes. Tours begin at 4, 4:30, 5 and 5:30 p.m. Sign-up at the Capitol is required. Participants will see the extensive art collection in the Capitol, learn about the architecture and construction of the building, view the Senate and House Chambers, get a glimpse of the offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor and learn some political history.
The museum will also offer the chance to make a pinwheel. Visitors of all ages may make a Fourth of July-themed pinwheel. Materials provided.
First Friday opening only.
Juneau Artist Gallery: Featured Artist Christine Lewis, 175 S. Franklin St., 4-6 p.m. Christine Lewis is the featured artist for the month of July at the Juneau Artists Gallery. Lewis has been painting landscapes in Juneau for the past 10 years. Recently she has begun the new adventure of painting outside on location, known as plein air painting. Some of her favorite spots to paint are near Brotherhood bridge, Auke Lake and Out the Road. A number of her newest works will be on display on our featured artist wall throughout the month of July. She will have some of her miniature paintings available as well.
Lewis will be at the First Friday event, and the exhibit up through the month.
Picture This: P.T. Custard, children’s author book signing, 230 S. Franklin St., 4-7 p.m.
Meet Juneau author P.T. Custard and get a signed copy of her new children’s picture book “Luna’s Big Oxcident.” Written for the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer, the book was inspired by a real musk ox at the farm who suffered, and overcame, a life-threatening accident. The book features whimsical illustrations by Amanda Rose Warren, an Anchorage artist.
During First Friday only, “Luna’s Big Oxcident” will be available for a donation to the Musk Ox Farm. Readers may donate whatever they feel comfortable giving to receive an author-signed copy of the book. All money donated will go directly to the Musk Ox Farm to help support the real Luna and her herd.
First Friday opening only.