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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.

48th Annual Blueberry Arts Festival!!!!

Friday, August 4, 2023Sunday, August 6, 2023

The Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council's Annual Blueberry Arts Festival is always the first weekend of August. 2023 will be the 48th Blueberry Arts Festival in downtown Ketchikan, AK.

The Festival kicks off Friday with the Pet and Doll Parade, continues with the opening of the Blueberry Arts Festival Art Exhibit, and the Best Blueberry Dish Contest at the Main Street Gallery. The Festival continues on Saturday with artist booths, slug races, music on the Mainstage, pie eating, and more! Sunday finishes up the Festival with the Annual Handmade Human Powered Blueberry Boat Race in Thomas Basin, and the Blueberry Poetry Slam at the New York Cafe.

Check back for more details as we get it all organized for another fabulous Blueberry Arts Festival!!!!

The Positive Impact of the Arts Sector in Ketchikan

  • Impact of the Arts Sector in Ketchikan

    5,700,000 million annually

  • Direct employment by Arts Sector in Ketchikan


  • Volunteer Hours for KAAHC in 2023


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