Sept. 2 is the first Friday of the month, which means another celebration of arts and culture in the capital city.
This month’s edition of First Friday features happenings in the Mendenhall Valley as well as downtown Juneau, which has typically been the epicenter of First Friday events.
A full list of events provided by Juneau Arts & Humanities Council is below.
Juneau Arts & Humanities Council: Hollis Kitchin, 350 Whittier St. 4:30-7 p.m. “Dreamscapes,” is a solo exhibition of watercolor and gouache paintings by Juneau artist Hollis Kitchin who finds inspiration in the uncertainty and spontaneity of the Alaskan landscape and weather.
“Dreamscapes” will be on display throughout the month.
Alaska State Museum: Mug Up at the Museum, 395 Whittier St. 4:30-7 p.m. Visit this summer’s special exhibit, Mug Up: The Language of Cannery Work, at the Alaska State Museum with free admission from 4:30-7 p.m. Kids are invited to decorate their own paper mugs inspired by historic salmon can labels, then enjoy refreshments from the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum. The mug decorating activity is partially funded by citizens of the City and Borough of Juneau through sales tax revenues and is sponsored by the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum. The Mug Up exhibit will be on display through Saturday, Oct. 8.
Marie Drake Planetarium: Fulldome Movies at Planetarium, 1415 Glacier Ave. 5:30-7 p.m. This event features short movies on astronomy and space exploration on the planetarium’s 30-foot done. Masks and proof of vaccination required Some movies aimed for adults and some for children.
Kindred Post: 8th Year Anniversary Celebration and Photo Booth with Rebecca Hsieh, 145 S. Franklin St. 3:30-6 p.m. People will be able to choose from different crocheted backdrops by ReccaShay Crafts (Rebecca Hsieh) and take home a Polaroid souvenir. All mail services are closed during special events.
Juneau Artists Gallery: Christine Kleinhenz visual art, 175 S. Franklin St 4:30-8 p.m. Christine Kleinhenz of Tide Watcher is the featured artist for the month of September at the Juneau Artists Gallery. Kleinhenz will be bringing back a few of her “Above and Below” series of paintings where both paintings fit in one natural scene (one above and one below). She is also introducing new mini paintings where hand painted macramé earrings and matching framed watercolor paintings go together as a set.
Black Mook Koven: Artruvian – Recent Works, 224 Seward St. 4-7 p.m. Local Juneau artist Daniel Todd, @artruvian, is showcasing his recent works in September at Black Moon Koven, @blkmoonkvn. Tbe exhibition features Todd’s wild and various styles and live painting.
Devil’s Club Brewing Co.: Print Friends: Lauralye Miko, Meghan Chambers, & Rachelle Bonnett, 100 N. Franklin St. 5-8 p.m. Devil’s Club Brewing Co. is hosting “Print Friends,” a group show featuring block prints by Laura Miko, Meghan Chambers, and Rachelle Bonnett. Come by the taproom during September First Friday from 5-8pm for the opening reception. Miko, Chambers and Bonnett met while working at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. At the beginning of 2020, due to both employment changes and the pandemic, their friendship shifted online after years of interacting daily. They instituted a monthly art and dinner project. They explored many mediums, but each fell in love with the physicality of block printing, which led to this show.
Rainforest Yoga: Christine Woll, Yoga Instructor, 171 Shattuck Way, Suite. 202B 5:30-6:30 p.m. Christine Woll will offer ta free First Friday class on Woll will lead an all-levels Vinyasa flow class focused on alignment and breath. Beginners and advanced yoga practitioners alike are welcome!
Page Bridges/Rainbow Foods: PB modern oil paintings, new and old, Fourth and N. Franklin 4:30-6:30
Page Bridges is developing her new style and has just discovered that all new large abstract paintings from now on will be “clouds.” Smaller ones can be geometric or have flowers in them, but all the big ones are clouds.
Annie Kaill’s: Frank Lynn Pierce, Chihiro Pierce, and Constance Baltuck, 124 Seward St. 4:30-7:30 p.m. In addition to the many new works by photographer Frank Lynn Pierce, watercolors by Chihiro Pierce, and nature-inspired paintings by Constance Baltuck, Annie Kaill’s will feature flute duets by Sally Schlichting and Colleen Torrence and violin duets by Franz Felkl and Lisa Ibias. Annie Kaill’s is proud to help the Juneau Symphony celebrate its 60th anniversary.
Arctic Chiropractic Juneau: K.Hoke Contemporary (painter, muralist, illustrator), Uncharted Beauty Alaska (macrame and weaving), ShellArt Studio (acrylic painting), 2243 Jordan Avenue 3-7 p.m. This event brings First Friday to the Valley, with a variety of local Juneau artists.