This photo shows “Get Comfortable” by Nick Galanin, which is part of “Simply Big,” an exhibit of large format artworks from the Alaska State Museum collection made between 1970 and 2020 by renowned artists from around the state. It includes works that have not been on exhibit before as well as recent acquisitions made possible by the Rasmuson Foundation. (Courtesy Image / Alaska State Museum)

This photo shows “Get Comfortable” by Nick Galanin, which is part of “Simply Big,” an exhibit of large format artworks from the Alaska State Museum collection made between 1970 and 2020 by renowned artists from around the state. It includes works that have not been on exhibit before as well as recent acquisitions made possible by the Rasmuson Foundation. (Courtesy Image / Alaska State Museum)

Your guide to First Friday

Here’s what’s happening on Oct. 2, 2020.

First Friday will once again feature a blend of in-person and virtual events.

This month’s celebration of arts and culture is also a multi-city affair since Ketchikan’s Arts and Humanities Council will be holding a blended online and in-person event that’s part of the October events listed by Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. Additionally, there will be nine local events happening either online or in downtown Juneau , including a benefit auction, virtual open house and multiple online exhibitions.

JAHC: Juneau Ex-Pats Group Exhibition, virtual event, https://www.jahc.org/facilities/arts-council-gallery/. The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council presents a virtual exhibition featuring the work of four Juneau Ex-Pats: Marti Early, Karen Suderman, Mary Kurt-Mason, and Dianne Anderson.

Sealaska Heritage: Virtual Q&A with Tlingit artist Lee Burkhart, virtual event, https://www.facebook.com/SHInstitute/. SHI will host a live, virtual Q&A on Facebook with multi-disciplinary Tlingit artist Lee Burkhart of Sitka.

Alaska State Museum: “Simply Big 1970-2020: Large Artworks from the Alaska State Museum Collection,” virtual event, 4 p.m., https://lam.alaska.gov/first-friday. The online companion to the Museum’s 2020 summer exhibit by the same name, “Simply Big” is an exhibit of large format artworks from the Alaska State Museum collection made between 1970 and 2020 by renowned artists from around the state. It includes works that have not been on exhibit before as well as recent acquisitions made possible by the Rasmuson Foundation.

Harbor tea & Spice: We are Open, 175 S. Franklin St, Suite 105, 4:30-6:30 p.m. The store is cautiously open. People can come in and receive a free gift just for stopping by and saying Hi. And 10% off between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Juneau Artists Gallery: Juneau Appreciation Sale, 175 S. Franklin St, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

The Juneau Artists Gallery is celebrating a “Locals Appreciation Days Sale” Oct. 1 through 4. Everything is 15% off — some items up to 60% off. Thank you Juneau! Get your holiday shopping started early at our only storewide sale. Winter hours are Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. beginning Oct.1.

Crystal Cudworth: Virtual Open House, 4-5 p.m., https://www.facebook.com/stonesplaywater/. This is a virtual open house for new studio space at the Arcticorp building. It will be livestreamed via Facebook Live and newly finished paintings will be for sale. There will also be a Q&A about Cudworth’s work.

Devil’s Club Brewing Company: Meet me In Alaska, Kelsey Erickson-Kizer, 100 N. Franklin St., 4:30-8 p.m.

Devil’s Club Brewing Co. is calling all villains, mischief makers and misfits! This is our time to shine. As summer comes to a close and fall takes over, people start to think about the upcoming weather and darker days and of course, Halloween. This event will feature the hand painted mascots of the season.

Coppa: Lily Hope,”DOCUMENTS,” 917 Glacier Avenue #102, 4:30-5 p.m. All earrings are only $100 (the big ones usually retail on www.lilyhope.com for $150 per pair). Get yours before they’re gone. Only valid in person at COPPA for the month of October, until supplies last.

Annie Kaill’s: Gallery Benefit Auction, 124 Seward St. and online, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The “Gallery Benefit

Auction” is an idea from Rick Clair, and his wife, artist Lynda Giguere. All proceeds will go directly to Annie Kaill’s to help offset the impact of COVID-19. The auction will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2 and end at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11. The auction can be viewed in person, on the store’s website or social media on accounts. If you’re in the store you can submit

bids in person, or you can call in or email bids. Winning bids will be announced Monday, Oct. 12. All bidders

will be entered into a drawing to win a Moondance Alaska pearl necklace by Colleen Goldrich and other prizes.

Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council: Local Ketchikan Arts Businesses, 330 Main St., Ketchikan, and online, 2 p.m. Friday-5 p.m. Sunday. More than 20 arts businesses will participate in online sales and specials. The Main Street Gallery will be feature a solo exhibit by cut-paper artist Sara Dove Orozco. The exhibit may be viewed online at ketchikanarts.org throughout the month of October.

Crystal Cudworth will hold a virtual open house for new studio space at the Arcticorp building for First Friday. It will be livestreamed via Facebook Live and newly finished paintings will be for sale. There will also be a Q&A about Cudworth’s work. (Courtesy Photo / Crystal Cudworth)

Crystal Cudworth will hold a virtual open house for new studio space at the Arcticorp building for First Friday. It will be livestreamed via Facebook Live and newly finished paintings will be for sale. There will also be a Q&A about Cudworth’s work. (Courtesy Photo / Crystal Cudworth)

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