Gallery Walk 2018 is shaping up to be a whale of an event, with dozens of local businesses sharing art, music and refreshments with the community.
That’s why during Gallery Walk, Juneau Tours & Whalewatch will be running a free Downtown Trolley Circulator for Gallery Walk from 4:30-8:30 p.m.
The trolley will run every 20 minutes and will make stops at: APK State Museum, The E Sign (next to the Brickyard parking lot), The CT Visitor Center, Front and Franklin Streets.
From 3-9:30 p.m., Front Street will be closed between Franklin Street and Seward Street.
Planned performances included: The Flustered Cluckers at Rainy Retreat Books from 5-7 p.m., Live Jazz Music at Downtown Heritage from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Baroque Arias performed by “SaraNaTa” at The Canvas at 5:30 p.m., The Raindeer Band at the JACC from 4:30-7 p.m., Yees Ku Oo dance group in the SHI Clan House at 5:45 p.m. and on Front Street after 6 p.m., Carolers at the CT Visitor Center by the Mount Roberts Tramway 4:30-7:30 p.m., Susu and the Prophets at the Red Dog Saloon starting at 9:30 p.m.
But that’s just some of the fun.
To help make sense of all that this year’s Gallery Walk has to offer, here’s a complete schedule.
JAHC: Good Impressions, Prints by Juneau Printmakers, Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St., 4:30-7 p.m. The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council is pleased to present “Good Impressions,” a group exhibit featuring the work of nine Juneau printmakers, opening in the JACC Gallery during Gallery Walk for the month of December. The artists in “Good Impressions” include Gordon Harrison, Jim Heumann, Julianna Humphreys, Fumi Matsumoto, Michelle Morrell, Charles Rohrbacher, Jane Stokes, Alice Tersteeg, and Peggy Wertheimer.
The “Raindeer” Band (featuring Sue Schrader and players from the Taku Winds) will provide live music during Gallery Walk. After the exhibit, put on your dancing shoes for Ballroom Dance in the Main Hall from 7-10 p.m.
Exhibit up through the month.
Alaska State Museum: Amy Meissner “Inheritance: makers. memory. myth.,” Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building, 395 Whittier St., 4:30-7 p.m. Artist Amy Meissner explores domesticity and motherhood. She describes herself as a memoirist, whose preferred medium is textiles and preferred language is the stitch. The Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum will host a reception from 4:30-7 p.m. with light refreshments, and Meissner will present an artist talk in the lecture hall starting at 7.
The Davis Gallery: The Rolodex Project//On Leadership, by Sarah Campen, Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive, 4:30-7 p.m. The JAHC presents a new exhibit in the Davis Gallery at Centennial Hall: “The Rolodex Project//On Leadership” by artist Sarah Campen. This installation exhibit features interactive film and sculpture elements and encourages viewers to participate during December Gallery Walk. The artist will present attendees with the same prompt, film their responses and add gestures to the film. The result will be a growing collaborative dance piece representing community leadership values. Exhibit up through February.
Coppa: Jim Fowler New Landscape Painting, 917 Glacier Ave. No. 102, 4-6 p.m. Coppa will feature new landscape paintings by Jim Fowler during December and January.
Juneau Student Symphony: Holiday Lunchtime Concert, State Office Building, eighth floor, 333 Willoughby Ave, noon-1:00 p.m. Juneau Student Symphony will perform a special lunchtime concert at the SOB atrium on this final First Friday of 2018. Music of Mozart, Dvorak and Viotti will be featured. First Friday only.
Juneau-Douglas City Museum: Plein Rein Painters: On Location with Sydney Laurence, Fourth and Main streets, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Excited and inspired by the city museum’s recent acquisition of three Sydney Laurence paintings of Juneau, the Plein Rein Painters set out to paint “en plein air” in their individual styles from the same vantage points nearly 100 years later. This exhibit includes the work of 19 Juneau plein air artists. Along with the current Plein Rein Painters work, the city museum will have their collection of three Sydney Laurence paintings on display. In conjunction with the museum exhibit, a “Coffee & Collections” discussion of the artists’ process will take place on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 10:30 a.m.-noon. Audience members will have the opportunity to meet the artists and ask questions. 2019 Plein Rein Calendar, featuring images from the exhibit are available at the JDCM shop. Through the month.
Bauer Clifton Interiors: Annual Portfolio Showcase & Nest Candle Event, 119 A Second St., 4-9 p.m. Bauer Clifton will be hosting their annual open house to unveil their newest portfolio. The photography, taken by local photographer Inua Blevins, will feature local home remodels; including kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and living rooms here throughout Juneau. They will also be hosting their annual Nest candle event. There will be refreshments from Pie in the Sky. First Friday only.
A Little Bazaar: Shawn Hatt Cohen, water color artist; Kris Reed, formed-glass artist; Steve Tada, violinist; and Andrew Shrimmer, violist, 1117 W. Ninth St., 4-7 p.m. Kris Reed will be sharing and selling close to 75 pieces of her glass created through the process of mixing techniques, glass enamels, flame-worked elements and the use of ground glass powders and frits. Shawn Hatt Cohen is showing 12 watercolor paintings representing a week of exploration she spent last summer overlooking Amalga Harbor. Master Violinists will be play starting at 6:15 p.m. Through the month.
The Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway: Gallery Walk at the Tramway Lower Lobby, 490 S.Franklin St. 4:30-7:30 p.m. There will be complimentary hot cider and hot chocolate. The Espresso Stand will be open for purchases and there will be a door prize drawing for a holiday gift basket. First Friday only.
CBJ Community Development Department: Blueprint Downtown Public Outreach, Senate Building, 2nd Floor, 175 S. Franklin St., 5-7 p.m. Blueprint Downtown is a planning project to engage the community in creating a vision for the future of downtown Juneau. First Friday only.
The Red Dog Saloon: First Friday with Susu and the Prophets, 278 S. Franklin St. 9:30 p.m. The Red Dog Saloon is proud to present a night of live music with Susu and the Prophets. First Friday only.
Boheme: A Trip on the Yellow Brick Road, Sofia Bulgarai & Other Cities, 175 S. Franklin St, No. 101, 4:30-8:30 p.m. They will offer dessert during Gallery Walk. Items from that area will also be available for purchase. First Friday Only.
Southeast Alaska Conservation Council: Watershed Art Show, 224 Gold St., 4-7 p.m. SEACC is featuring art from the Watershed Arts Show which was shown during September and October at the Haines Sheldon Museum. First Friday Only.
Amalga Distillery: A Year in Snapshots, 134 N. Franklin St., 4-9 p.m. This special First Friday will feature snapshots taken by customers over the past year. The show celebrates Juneau and community. There will also have snacks catered by Kira Kiel. First Friday only.
Harbor Tea & Spice: Season Your Holiday with Love, 175 S. Franklin St. Suite 105, 4-9 p.m. They will have spices, teas, olive oil and vinegar, tea ware and gift baskets. First Friday only.
Foggy Mountain Shop: Elevate Art Studio, 134 N. Franklin St., 4-8 p.m. Kelsey H. Fagan of Elevate Art Studio will be at Foggy Mountain Shop for an exploration into the world of Southeast-centric ink and watercolor paintings in both wearable and frame-able formats. Fagan’s ink and watercolor land, water, glacier and mountain-scapes will be available in a variety of gift-able forms, including new designs in her Policy of Generosity artful trucker hat series in which a percentage of proceeds go to various local nonprofit organizations. First Friday only.
Aunt Claudia’s Dolls, a Museum: Post Road Construction Museum Re-Opening, 114 S. Franklin St. Suites 102-105, 4-8 p.m. They’ve dolled up the museum after closing it up for protection while South Franklin was reconstructed. The reopening concluded just in time to host the film crew from the international Atlas Obscura for a five-hour video and interview tour of the museum to be featured later this year on their site, video channel and newsletter. Through the month.
Juneau Artists Gallery: Christine Lewis, Landscape Oil Painter, 175 S. Franklin St. 4:30-8 p.m. Christine Lewis is the featured artist for the month of December at the Juneau Artists Gallery. Christine is known for her original oil landscapes. Through the month.
Urban Haven Skin Care: Handmade items by Christy Newell, 175 S. Franklin St. No. 217, 4-8 p.m. Christy Newell of accesSEWrize handmade is a Juneau fiber artist whose love of the Alaska outdoors inspires her fabric creations. For Gallery Walk, she will have a limited edition run of laminated cotton travel bags in a special Urban Haven Skincare-inspired print. She will also be releasing her second annual Christmas ornament collection made from cork and Alaskan nautical charts. Frist Friday only.
Juneau Youth Services: Juneau Youth Art Exhibit at the Baranof Heritage Café, 124 N. Franklin St. The Juneau Youth Art Exhibit, sponsored by Juneau Youth Services, features original artwork by Juneau’s youth. The exhibit’s purpose is to bring awareness to the talents of Juneau’s local youth, and connect youth the community at large. JYS have coordinated with other programs in Juneau to provide different examples of where and how they can help support Juneau’s youth. The opportunities range from a one-time Christmas gift donation for a child, donating a holiday food box to a family in need or even becoming a foster parent. First Friday only.
Discovery Southeast: Memberships and Information, 134 N. Franklin St., 4:30-8 p.m. This year Discovery Southeast will once again set up a table in the entryway of the Foggy Mountain Shop. First Friday only.
House of Russia: Handmade Polish Pottery, 389 S. Franklin St., noon–8 p.m. There will be 20 percent off all handmade Polish Pottery for the month of December. Each piece is different and is dishwasher and oven safe. Through the month.
Caribou Crossing: Lisa McCormick Silver Jewelry, 387 S. Franklin St. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Featuring handmade silver jewelry by Lisa McCormick, a longtime local favorite and distinctively intriguing Alaskan designs. We are also giving away 25 Christmas ornaments to the first 25 people who mention the Gallery Walk JAHC map. Through the month.
The Bear’s Lair: Dave Stout, Metal Artist, 175 S. Franklin St.,, Suite 109, 4-9 p.m. The Bear’s Lair will feature Dave Stout showing his copper flame painted ornaments. Dave is a Juneau artist, who individually hand cuts ornaments from a sheet of copper and flame paints them with a welding torch, creating beautiful, unique pieces. Frist Friday only.
Imagination Station: Specialty Toys and Treats, 174 A S. Franklin St. Juneau’s Imagination Station will be featuring specialty toys to spark creativity and the love of play! Holiday treats will be served all night at Juneau’s Imagination Station. First Friday only.
Rainforest Yoga: Theresa Soley, 174 S. Franklin St, Suite 202, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Theresa Soley will lead this free yoga practice, which will begin with sun salutations to warm and bring light to the body. We will then move into yin yoga, long-held postures and end with a restorative conclusion. All levels are welcome. First Friday only.
Kindred Post: Sentinel Coffee Cocktail and A Tiny Choir, 145 S. Franklin St., 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sentinel Coffee will be joining Kindred Post for the fourth year in a row to celebrate with coffee and tea drinks. They have invited tiny choir, the Bell Bell Bell, What Do We Have Here’s, to usher in the holiday season in full song. First Friday only.
Sealaska Heritage Institute: Featured artists Marcus Gho, Sugar Bear treasures, Student Art Showcase, Baby Raven Book Signing and More, Walter Soboleff Building, 105 S. Seward St., 4:30-8 p.m. Sealaska Heritage will host featured artists Marcus Gho and Sugar Bear Treasures in the lobby of the Walter Soboleff Building. There will be an art showcase on display in the Living History Center featuring Juneau-Douglas High School and Thunder Mountain High School student work from teacher Xeetil.Éesh, Lyle James’ Alaska Native Design 1 course. In Shuká Hít, the clan house, SHI’s Baby Raven Reads program will host a community event from 5-6 p.m. featuring storyteller Lily Hope, and a book signing with Baby Raven Reads illustrators Michaela Goade, Janine Gibbons and David Lang. Multicultural dance group Yees Ku Oo (New People/New Beginning) will also perform in the clan house starting at 5:45 p.m. SHI will offer free admission to its exhibit “Our Grandparents’ Names on the Land.” First Friday only.
The Fearless Female Fotographers: Group Photography Exhibit, 228 Seward St., Across from the Canvas, 4-7:30 p.m. A photo exhibit by seven talented female photographers from Juneau: Kari Monagle, Kerry Howard, Gina Vose, Carol Henke Lahnum, Nikki Finnerty Weiss, Heather Holt and Jos Bakker. First Friday only.
Downtown Dames: Passenger Poet & Willow and Luna, 117 Seward St.,4:30-8:30 p.m. Downtown Dames will be featuring passenger poet Audrey Kohler and Willow and Luna (Erin). Audrey is a local poet who will be writing poems by prompt. Erin will be showcasing her handmade leather and fabric purses, backpacks, and fanny packs. First Friday only.
Bustin’ Out Boutique: Wearable Art BRA EXTRAVAGANZA, 234 Front St., 4:30-8 p.m. Bustin’ Out Boutique is bringing back the Wearable Art BRA EXTRAVAGANZA. There will be pieces from artists Lauralye Miko, Amy Dressel and many more. Most of these pieces will be up for silent auction with all proceeds benefitting “Free The Girls,” a nonprofit all about abolishing human trafficking. They will have light snacks and refreshments. First Friday only.
Downtown Heritage: Live Jazz Music During Gallery Walk, 130 Front St., 5:30-8 p.m. Enjoy live Jazz music during Gallery Walk — featuring the musical talents of Alyssa Fischer, Tom Locher and Clay Good. First Friday only.
Alaska Robotics: Pat Race, 220 Front St., 4:30-9 p.m. The Alaska Robotics Gallery will feature local artist Pat Race and his recent works, “I Drew Some More Bears,” a collection of digital illustrations along with original water colors and ink sketches. Through the month.
The Rookery Café: Works from Amanda Filori, Lucky Me Outpost, Frenchie’s Floral, Jon Lyman, and Tracy Forst, 111 Seward St., 4-8 p.m. The Rookery Cafe will be open serving coffee, drinks and baked goods. Come warm up with a hot drink and check out some fantastic locally made goods from Amanda Filori, Frenchies Floral, Jon Lyman, Julie Crabtree and Tracy Forst. Jon Lyman will be offering a holiday discount on his heritage bamboo fly rods. First Friday only.
Gross Alaska Theaters: Sydney Bauer of Musical Menagerie, 222 Front St., 1:30-3:30 p.m. Gross-Alaska Theatres will feature local artist Sydney Bauer of Musical Menagerie. Her recent work will be featured including matted Giclee prints and paintings, printed greeting cards, tote bags and mugs. Musical menagerie is a collection of art featuring an ark’s worth of creatures crafted from musical notation. Gross-Alaska will have complimentary popcorn and soft drinks. They will also be running a promotion on gift cards. First Friday only.
Sketch Studio: MK MacNaughton, 122 Front St., 4-8 p.m. There will be new oil paintings of local landscapes, handpainted t-shirts, earrings, metal prints, ornaments and original art pieces. Through the month.
Trickster Company: New Trickster Company Product Release, 224 Front St., 4:30-8 p.m. Rico and Crystal Worl are releasing new apparel for men and women. For Gallery Walk, Trickster Company will again feature DJ Chichagoff who will be spinning upbeat holiday tunes. Each week throughout the month of December, Trickster Company will be offering discounts on select product lines. Through the month.
Art Sutch: Thane Ore House Miners, Photo exhibit by Art Sutch and Calender release by Chris Miller and Art Sutch, 221 Seward St., 4-9 p.m. The event will feature a photo exhibit (Thane Ore House Miners) photos by Art Sutch. Chris Miller and Art Sutch will debut 2019 Alaska Calendars. Through the month.
Annie Kaill’s: Brenda Schwartz and Katie Sevigny, 244 Front St., 4-9 p.m. There will be cookies and sparkling cider, plus two guest artists: Brenda Schwartz and Katie Sevigny. Marine artist Brenda Schwartz, from Wrangell, will be showing a collection of new original paintings in her signature style of painting over navigational charts. Anchorage artist Katie Sevigny will be showing and personalizing her colorful prints. Through the month.
Shoefly: The ART of the Edible Shoe, 109 Seward St., 4-9 p.m. Shoefly will share the art of the edible shoe, including a shoe cookie. First Friday only.
The Canvas: The Canvas Artists, 223 Seward St., 4:30-8 p.m. The Canvas Gallery and Community Studio presents a group exhibition of new works featuring Gallery artists. The “Canvas Artist Sketchbook Show” will run until Jan. 25, 2019. The exhibition will also feature works by Canvas Staff. Eleven Canvas gallery artists will be featured in the show: Gloria Cava, Gary Peterson, Jeff Larrabee, Jeff Douglas, Mirov Menefee, Annie Eichorst, Grace Coenraad, Mary Ann James, Mike Godkin, Andrea Short and George Grey. “SaraNaTa” (Sara Radke Brown, Steve Tada, Nancy Nash, Andrew Schirmer, Jetta Whittaker, David Seid and John Staub) will be performing Baroque tunes and carols during Gallery Walk at The Canvas, starting at 5 p.m.
Triangle Club Bar: Our Patron’s Napkin Art, 251 Front St., 4-9 p.m. The Triangle will feature patrons’ art work. All art work has been drawn on a cocktail napkin. Every napkin is unique. People will be able to vote for your favorite napkin on Dec. 7, and cash prizes will be awarded on Saturday, Dec. 8. The art will stay up all weekend. There will also be wine specials and charcuterie trays.
Rainy Retreat Books: The Flustered Cluckers, 113 Seward St., 5-7 p.m. The Flustered Cluckers will be bringing down the store for Gallery Walk 2018. There will be snacks and drinks. First Friday only.
Hearthside Books Downtown: John Straley, 254 Front St., 4:30-7 p.m. There will be a book Signing with Alaskan mystery author and poet John Straley. First Friday only.