Arts and Culture

Centennial Hall during the afternoon on Monday, July 2, 2018. Centennial Hall’s day-to-day operations are now being handled by Juneau Arts & Humanaties Council. (Gregory Philson | Juneau Empire)

Centennial Hall under new management

After months of discussion, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council officially took over management duties from the City and Borough of Juneau on July 1.


Dr. Rosita Worl, President of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, attends an event at the Walter Soboleff Center in November 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sealaska announces Alaska Native language summit

Sealaska Heritage Institute on Thursday announced it will be hosting an Alaska Native language summit, geared toward fluent elders speakers of the Tlingit, Haida and… Continue reading


From the editor of the Capital City Weekly — goodbye, and thank you

This Friday, March 2, will be my last day working for the Capital City Weekly. In my last five years as the Capital City Weekly… Continue reading


Stonehenge, Southeast Alaska-style

Yesterday, my dad agreed to put on all his outside gear and set out into the chilly weather to help me take “re-enactment” photos of… Continue reading

Canvas celebrates 10 years on First Friday

Christianne Carrillo’s “Socialpath” Juneau Arts &Culture Center 350 Whittier St. 4:30-7 p.m. “Socialpath” explores themes of social misrepresentation through online and social media platforms. Through… Continue reading

Tlingit artwork featured at the Olympics

KINY Radio recently reported that the Canadian Olympic snowboarding team’s uniform sports a raven pattern familiar to many Alaskans. Designed by Tlingit artist Corrine Hunt,… Continue reading

The Awesome Alaska Book Review: The Snow Child

Finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction “The Snow Child,” the debut novel of Alaskan writer Eowyn Ivey, is a book I’ve been meaning… Continue reading

It’s the little fish in life

My dad rolled the small fish in egg and then flour, and set it beside three other smelt in the hot frying pan. He stood… Continue reading

Hoonah goes digital, launches trove of historic photos

It’s been the mission of the Huna Heritage Foundation (HHF) to perpetuate the Huna Tlingit culture and promote education for future generations, and it plans… Continue reading

Inian Islands Institute a reality

Three years and a million dollars later, Zach Brown’s dream is coming to fruition. The Inian Island Institute, an educational hub for researchers, conservationists, and… Continue reading

‘Chionomisia’ for the win

Snow. Chiono is Greek for snow; phobia is Greek for fear. While there is definitely anxiety involved when I hear that there is a big… Continue reading

Art of Place: Spirit through form(line)

Northwest Coast Art is an easily distinguished and recognizable art form, and formline is its foundation, seen on cultural objects from blankets to screens. So… Continue reading

Q&A with Skagway artist Daniel Papke

If you swung by the Alaska State Museum this past January you may have noticed the exhibit “Lost Language” by Skagway painter Daniel Papke. Up… Continue reading

‘Into the Woods’ offers fairytales … with a twist

Familiar fairytale characters like Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Jack and his magic beanstalk will soon grace the Juneau-Douglas High School stage, but their… Continue reading

Planet Alaska: A tsunami warning at sea level

We awoke just after midnight to a pounding on our door. My slightly inebriated fisherman neighbor, who is moored on another finger, anxiously informed us… Continue reading

Local artist uses Chinese technique to create paintings of underwater sea life

Painter Patti Hutchens Jouppi has decided to brighten up these dark winter days with her First Friday exhibit “Unfathomable.” In this series of paintings featuring… Continue reading

Floathouse maintenance and B-horror movie frights

The thing I love most about living in a floathouse is how relaxing and idyllic it is. We spend our days in a state of… Continue reading

Review: ‘William, Inc.’ at Perseverance Theatre

I’ll let you in on a little trade secret. My first step, when writing about pretty much anything, is a Google search. I like to… Continue reading

Students from across the globe experience Alaska, America

On an overcast Juneau afternoon, eight high school students from around the world took a seat at a table inside the Capital City Weekly to… Continue reading

Learning how to speak Tlingit

The Tlingit language is such an elaborate language. It needs to be lived: It is a living language — Vivian Mork Yéilk’ I was afraid.… Continue reading