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Ketchikan area Artists and Creatives have been inspiring the communities of this area since the beginning. Whether it is beautifully engineered and created halibut hooks, or the magnificent totem poles of the area, to the stories, poetry and drawings for the inception of the Alaska Magazine, to the creation and evolution of Wearable Art in Alaska artists continue to make the world we live in meaningful and joyful.

This page is still a work in progress and will soon contain an Artist Directory of the area artists, and a catalogue of Public Art in the Ketchikan area, plus artists' resources.
Below are the Calls to Artists listed in deadline order. Local and Regional Calls to Artists are posted as we find them. If you know of a Call that is not listed on this page, please e-mail details to we would love to include it here as a resource to artists!


Artwork must original and contain birds, avian habitat and/or migratory bird patterns. Applications found at SE AK Discovery Center and Main Street Gallery. Ketchikan, AK

Friday, March 31, 2023
3:00 pm5:00 pm
Main Street Gallery

Open Call & Submission deadline due today! Download the fillable artwork submission form and bring it with you when you drop off your piece - or fill one out when you get here!

Friday, April 7, 20235:00 pmFriday, April 28, 20236:00 pm
Main Street Gallery

An open call exhibit for artist working in any medium to create poetry from published literature.

A quarterly exhibit opportunity for new and established artists at The Commons Gallery.

The Ketchikan Dance Film Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 30th 2023 in downtown Ketchikan, AK. Hosted by Hughes And Vecchione Dance Projects. Official selections for the 2023 Ketchikan Dance Film Festival will be presented to a live audience during a free indoor screening at the downtown Ketchikan Coliseum Theatre.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
3:00 pm
Main Street Gallery

An open call exhibit in conjunction with the Blueberry Arts Festival. For artist of all ages working in any medium! Award given to youth and adult entries!!! Submission deadline : July 26th, 2023

Friday, August 4, 2023
3:00 pm4:00 pm
Main Street Gallery

Practice, Practice, Practice those delish blueberry dishes! Bring in your dish by 3:00 pm sharp to get it judged against the rest of Ketchikan. Prizes for First, Second, and Third!
Rules for the Best Blueberry Arts Festival Blueberry Dish…

• Dishes are due to the arts council – ready to serve before 3 pm on Friday, August45th, Doors are locked at 3:00 for Judging!!!
• Must provide 4 servings, of up to two recipes will be accepted.
• Your dish may be savory or sweet.
• Your dish should make a recipe that will allow for 3 sample servings.
• The predominant flavor profile must be…BLUEBERRIES!!!
• The dish must be an original recipe OR your own personal adaptation of a recipe.

Saturday, August 5, 2023
2:00 pm3:00 pm

Calling ALL to participate, grow, design, and sculpt your facial masterpieces! Thats right !!! Prizes will be given to the MOST WILD!!!!
MOST ARTISTIC!!!! and the PEOPLE's Favorite!!! Check-in at the Main Stage to be included in the judgment!

Sunday, August 6, 2023
2:00 pm4:00 pm
Thomas Basin, Float #6

Have you used enough duct tape to keep your vessel sea-worthy? It's time to see if your ideas float! Prizes awarded for Fastest Adult, Fastest Youth (16 and under), most artistic, and most likely to sink! Check-in is between 1:30 - 1:50 pm. The race starts at 2:00 pm!

Sunday, August 6, 2023
3:30 pm5:00 pm
New York Cafe

What: The 32nd Annual Richard Brautigan, Dick Whittaker, and Lillian Ference Memorial Trout Fishing in America!!!
When: Sunday, August 6th!
Where: In, or around, or very close to the New York Cafe!

Sunday, August 6, 2023
7:00 pm9:00 pm
KayHi Auditorium

Gigglefeet Dance Festival
Applications will be available soon!!!

The Positive Impact of the Arts in Ketchikan

  • Impact of the Arts in Ketchikan

    5,700,000 million annually

  • Direct employment by arts sector


  • Volunteers


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