People gather on Front Street during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

People gather on Front Street during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Your Guide to Gallery Walk 2019

It’s the biggest Friday Friday of the year.

Gallery Walk 2019 is shaping up to be as big and busy as ever.

This year’s schedule features dozens of events downtown, caroling and a play in Douglas, and a life-spanning exhibition of art out in the Mendenhall Valley.

Here’s a list of all the scheduled events, provided by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, so you can catch all the snacks, good cheer and art during this year’s event.

Parking and street closure information follows below the list of events.

Students from the Floyd Dryden Middle School orchestra hand out cookies and other treats in the Senate Building during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. The students were working to raise money for a trip to Disneyland. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Students from the Floyd Dryden Middle School orchestra hand out cookies and other treats in the Senate Building during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. The students were working to raise money for a trip to Disneyland. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

JAHC: Glo Ramírez “Curio,” Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St., 4:30-7 p.m. In honor of all things unconventional, Glo Ramírez, shares with you her little monsters. These CURIOus, imaginative creatures help Glo examine the ambiguity of her surrounding and experiences on her day to day to Illustrate fears and doubts.

Exhibit up through the month.

The Davis Gallery: The Portrait Society, Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive, 4:30-7 p.m. Juneau Arts and Humanities Council will host a show of works by Alaskan members of the Portrait Society of America. Seven artists from around the state will show about 30 pieces, including portrait, figure, landscape and still life genres.

Participating artists are Nancy Angelini Crawford of Wasilla, Donna Catotti of Haines, Barbara Craver of Juneau, Yuko Hays of Haines, MK MacNaughton of Juneau, Beverly Schupp of Haines and Susan Swiderski of Seward.

Exhibit up through February.

The Davis Gallery: Plein Rain Makers Market, Centennial Hall 101 Egan Drive, 4:30-7 p.m. Join us in the Centennial Hall Lobby for art work from Juneau’s Plein Rain Group and other maker vendor tables. The Davis Gallery will also host an artist spotlight for Wisdom Jewelry, who will have a display of beautiful handmade jewels.

First Friday only.

Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum: Alaska Positive juried photography exhibit, performance by Juneau Lyric Opera’s Vox Borealis, 395 Whittier St., 5-7 p.m. Now in its 49th year, Alaska Positive is a biennial juried photography exhibit meant to encourage photography as an art form in the state. The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 15, 2020. This year’s juror, David Michael Kennedy, selected 38 photographs by 26 photographers, including three from Juneau. Vox Borealis performs traditional and contemporary holiday favorites at the Alaska State Museum atrium. The event is free to the public.

First Friday only.

Store at the APK: Katie Craney, 395 Whittier St., 4:30-7 p.m. The Store at the APK will showcase the artwork of Katie Craney of Haines. Craney is one of the artists featured in the All-Alaska Biennial exhibit currently on display at the Alaska State Museum.

First Friday only.

Bauer Clifton Interiors: Inua Blevins and Cory Phillips, 119 A Second St., 4-9 p.m. Photos by Inua Blevins and Cory Phillips will be displayed in the studio. They will also be hosting the annual Nest Candle Event. Purchase one regular priced Nest item and receive 25% off your second of equal or lesser value.

Exhibit up through the month..

Coppa: Jim Fowler Revisited, 917 Glacier Ave #102, 4-6 p.m. The exhibit will feature Jim Fowler’s plein air paintings.

Exhibit up through the month.

A Little Bazaar: Featured artist Mary McEwen with her hand painted Alaskan Glass Ornaments, 1117 W. Ninth St., 4-7:30 p.m. Please join us to celebrate the season with locally made hand-painted glass ornaments by Mary K. McEwen, locally made Sugar Art Delectables, live music, fantastic holiday decor and gifts … plus yummy snacks and drink.

Exhibit up through the month.

Sealaska Heritage: Featured artists Jayne Dangeli, Renee Culp, Ricky Tagaban, Hans Chester, and Nae Brown; dance performance; visits with Santa; exhibit opening for War & Peace; book release for new Baby Raven Reads publications, Walter Soboloff Building, 105 S. Seward St., 4:30-8 p.m. Sealaska Heritage Institute will host featured artists Jayne Dangeli, Renee Culp, Ricky Tagaban, Hans Chester and Nae Brown in the lobby of the Walter Soboleff Building. Visits with Santa will also take place in the lobby. In the clan house there will be a dance performance and a book release celebration for SHI’s three new children’s books in the Baby Raven Reads series. In the gallery, SHI will open a new temporary exhibit, “War & Peace.” Everyone is welcome.

First Friday only.

Juneau-Douglas City Museum: Crystal Worl Opening Reception, 114 W. 4th St., 4:30-7 p.m. The city museum will feature local artist Crystal Worl and her recent works, “One Raven: Painting One Story at a Time” the month of December. This exhibit features gouache paintings which incorporate Tlingit formline design, bright colors, watercolor textures and paint splatters that “pop.” The show will also include illustrations Worl created for a children’s book about Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian lullabies. There will be stories in the art about Raven’s creations and Worl’s perspective of nature and indigenous culture in Alaska. Crystal Worl is Tlingit, Athabascan and Yup’ik from Juneau.

First Friday only.

Southeast Alaska Land Trust: Holiday Open House and Wine Pull, 119 Seward St. Suite 2, 4-8 p.m. The Southeast Alaska Land Trust invites the public to join us for a holiday open house and wine pull fundraiser. A wine pull is a “drawing” for wine. This is how it works: SEAL Trust will have a table set up with a mixed selection of affordable, mid-priced and expensive wines. Each bottle will be wrapped to conceal the label and value. For a $20 donation, a person, 21 and older, can choose a bottle to take home.

First Friday only.

The Rookery Café: Featuring locally made goods from Frenchie’s Floral, Lucky Me Outpost, Mo Plants Plz, Tracy Forst, Jon Lyman, and Salmon Witches Britches, 111 Seward St., 4:30-8 p.m. The Rookery Cafe will be open 4:30-8 p.m. during Gallery Walk, offering hot drinks, tasty snacks and some wonderful locally made goods.

First Friday only.

SALT: Dan DeRoux’s “POWER FLOWERS” & The Alyssa Fischer Jazz Trio, 200 Seward St., 3:30-7:30 p.m.

This will spotlight a new series by Dan DeRoux: Large. Saturated colors and evocative lighting make these depictions of flowers feel like classical portraits. SALT will feature The Alyssa Fischer Jazz Trio (Alyssa Fischer, Tom Locher and Clay Good).

First Friday only.

Moon Cycle Medicine Inc.: Christianne Carrillo, surreal artist, 110 Seward St .#4, 3:30-6 p.m. “A Fresh Look On Detox,” will feature the vibrant work of surreal artist Christianne Carrillo and unveiling wellness programs for 2020 with complimentary blood pressure checks and prize drawings.

First Friday only.

Annie Kaill’s: Artist Rick Clair and George Estrella Jewelry,124 Seward St., 4-9 p.m. Rick Clair is a local artist who will be showing his latest original paintings as well as prints and embellished photographs. George Estrella is a jewelry artist who will be bringing a huge collection of his work.

Exhibit up through the month.

Sketch Studio: MK MacNaughton, 122 Front St., 4-8 p.m. New ornaments, cards, puzzles, earrings, T-shirts, paintings large and small and other artful gifts will be part of this event. Snacks and good cheer will also be available.

Exhibit up through the month.

Rainforest Yoga: Free Friday Yoga with Jenny Strumfeld, 171 Shattuck Way, Suite 202B, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Little moves that go a long way, like shoulder and hip openers that will refresh your practice and your energy, will be part of this event. Class will include simple somatic moves and variations on lunges, forward fold and squats.

First Friday only.

Barnaby Brewing: Beers and Bears by Christine Kleinhenz, acrylic paintings, 165 Shattuck Way, 4:30-8 p.m. Beers and Bears showcases captured moments with black bears in their element and interacting with their surroundings. Christine Kleinhenz went big in size and color for a dramatic effect. She hopes you will feel the emotion tied to each creation.

Exhibit up through the month.

Willow + Luna & Tristan Berkey Designs, 171 Shattuck Way, Suite 107, 4-7 p.m. This will feature local artists Erin Fagalnifin and Tristan Berkey who will have hand crafted Christmas gifts for sale. Snacks and beverages provided.

First Friday only.

Triangle Club Bar: Our extraordinaire artistic patrons and their napkin art, 251 Front St., 4-6:30 p.m. Exercise your 15th, 19th and 21st amendment rights at the Triangle. Alaskan Brewing Co. will be offering a tasting of their latest liquid creation, and the annual napkin art contest will be happening. So far there have been over 25 entries. This year, there will be cash and Alaskan Brewing swag prizes for the top three napkins.

Exhibit up through the month.

Bustin’ Out Boutique: “Meet Me in Alaska” by Kelsey, and Debrah with Martha’s Flowers and Gifts, 234 Front Street, 4-8 p.m. Kelsey from Meet Me in Alaska will be displaying a collection of her Alaskan pin up girl drawings and other artworks. Debrah from Martha’s Flowers and Gifts will have small bouquets and other wonderful gifts for the holiday season available for purchase, including her window hangings and smudge sticks. There will be nibbles for those who want the food, giggles for those who need a pick me up, and lots of fun because it’s the holiday season.

First Friday only.

Alaska Robotics: Work from Mitch Watley from new book “You are Home with Me,” 220 Front St., 4:30-8 p.m. Mitch Watley will be showing artwork from the new book “You Are Home With Me,” and Both Watley and author Sarah Asper-Smith will be around to sign books. Light snacks will be served.

First Friday Only.

Heritage Coffee: Joe McCabe Photography, 130 Front Street, 4:30-9 p.m. This exhibit features awe-inspiring photography by Joe McCabe and Dan Hubert with aerial images of airplanes and vessel-based images of whales. Flutatious will be playing holiday tunes, and there will be festive holiday treats to share.

Exhibit up through the month.

AEYC-SEA: Juneau’s Children, along Franklin Street, by seasonal shops, 4:30-7 p.m. This year’s Imagination Library Art Walk features Northern Lights artwork by Juneau’s children all along Franklin Street down to the Juneau Trading Co.

Amalga Distillery: 2019 Distillery Photo Show, snacks and cocktails on draft, 134 N. Franklin St., 3-8 p.m. There will be a display of photos taken of Amalga in 2019.

First Friday only.

Devil’s Club Brewing Co: Evan Hartung, photographer, 100 N. Franklin St., 3-8 p.m. This exhibit features a photo series by Evan Hartung, attempting to distill and capture the emotions of memories made as a fisherman and resident of Alaska.

Exhibit up through the month.

Harbor Tea & Spice: Christmas in a Teapot!, 175 S. Franklin St., Suite 105, 4:30-7:30 p.m. There will be Christmas and holiday teas. There will be some other holiday wonders to go along with the teas.

First Friday only.

Kindred Post: Tiny Choir: Bell Bell Bell, What Do We Have Here’s, 145 S. Franklin St., 4:30-7:30 p.m. The Bell Bell Bell, What Do We Have Here’s will usher in the holiday season in full song. Come hear the sweet sounds of Rashah McChesney, Allison Holtkamp, Elizabeth Ekins, Cate Ross, Andria Budbill, Wendy Hladick, Jessica Skiba, Wendy Byrnes and Marian Call live and in post office concert.

First Friday only.

Juneau Artists Gallery: Toby Harbanuk, Photographer, Senate Building, 175 S. Franklin St., 4:30-8 p.m. Photographer Toby Harbanuk will be the featured artist at the Juneau Artists Gallery for the month of December.

Exhibit up through the month.

Boheme: Live Models, Holiday Attire, and More!, 175 S. Franklin St., 4:30-8 p.m. There will be live models with holiday attire and items for gift giving.

First Friday only.

Red Dog Saloon and Mercantile: Gallery Rock with SuSu and the Prophets, 278 S. Franklin St., 9 p.m.-1 a.m. The Red Dog Saloon will have free desert with every prime rib dinner, and the Mercantile will have a 50% off sale on select items. At 9 p.m., join us for Gallery Rock 3 with SuSu and the Prophets!

First Friday only.

Travel Juneau: Healthy Snacks and Santa, 470 S. Franklin St., 4:30-7 p.m. The Cruise Ship Terminal Visitor Center will offer snacks and a visit from Santa.

First Friday only.

Taku Store: Art by Rebecca Stankee, inspired by ocean and creation, 550 S. Franklin St., 5-9 p.m. There will be art by Rebecca Stankee, snacks, warm drinks and holiday face painting.

First Friday only.

Baranof Hotel/ Jeremy Kane: Jeremy Kane, “Pottery for the People,” 127 N. Franklin St., 4:30-9 p.m. University of Alaska Southeast Ceramics professor and pottery expert Jeremy Kane showcases beautiful new pottery. There will be a special guest: baby Clementine.

First Friday only.

Celebrity Jewelers: Perfume Sale, 435 S. Franklin St. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Come get additional discounts on all perfumes.

First Friday only.

Perseverance Theatre: “With,” holiday carolers and more, 914 3rd St., Douglas, 6:30-9 p.m. Perseverance Theatre welcomes attendees with holiday carolers, light snacks and beverages, followed by a performance of “With.” In celebration of Gallery Walk, they are offering 25% off that evening’s performance.

First Friday only.

Art Matters, and Malin Babcock: Dale DeArmond, 8375 Old Dairy Road, 4-7 p.m. This event features a large collection of artwork by Dale DeArmond. Her versatile, prolific and creative Alaskan prints will be shown at Art Matters, including several previously unseen works. Come meet Malin Babcock, Dale’s daughter-in-law, and hear the stories behind the prints. Snacks and easy parking available.

Exhibit up through the month.

Parking and street closures

Street closures have also been announced for the event.

Beginning at approximately 2 p.m., Front Street will be closed between Franklin Street and Seward Street for the event. The street will remain closed to vehicular traffic until approximately 9:30 p.m.

Any questions about this event may be directed to Kristy Speciale at 523-2324.

Juneau Tours & Whale Watch is offering a free parking circulator from 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Parking availability includes the Cruise Ship Terminal Lot across from Alaska T-Shirt Co., Centennial Hall parking lot (free after 4:30 p.m.), the Public Library Parking Garage, the parking garage behind the bus terminal, Franklin lot near the Baranof Hotel, street parking and the Twisted Fish parking lot.

The trolley will run every 20 minutes and will make stops at Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Museum, The E Sign, the CT Visitor Center and Front and Franklin Streets.


• Contact reporter Ben Hohenstatt at (907)523-2243 or bhohenstatt@juneauempire.com. Follow him on Twitter at @BenHohenstatt


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