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Ketchikan Arts Organizations

  • Alaska Square Dance provides live music from the Free Radicals with dance callers including Halli Kenoyer, Barbara Morgan, Hilary Koch and occasional guest callers.
    Open to the public. Five dollar donation at the door. No partners or experience necessary.

  • Boombal Dancehall
    Monthly Dances in Ketchikan, Alaska.
    A place to practice and learn partner dances.
    The night will begin with a short lesson followed by mixed dance music for social dancing.

    330 Main Street
    Ketchikan, AK 99901
    (907) 225-8212

  • First City Players
    Location: 2417 Tongass Ave, Suite 218
    Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
    Office hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday

    Founded in 1964, First City Players provides programming, artistic direction, organizational and instructional staff, infrastructure, equipment, resources and technical support that provide opportunities in the performing arts for performers, students and audiences of all ages in Ketchikan.

    First City Players activities and services to the community can be divided into four distinct categories:
    • A Main Stage season of performances, consisting of eleven unique performing arts events and 33 actual performances.
    • Arts education programming for the community with ArtsCool summer fine arts camp, ActOut, jazz outreach programs in the schools, and Ketchikan school productions. We are Ketchikan’s leading provider of these educational experiences.
    • Collaboration with other agencies in their productions and events.
    • Services to other institutions and organizations, including our schools.

  • Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council
    Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council

    Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council, Inc.
    330 Main Street
    Ketchikan, AK 99901

    The Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council is a member-based non-profit organization that has been providing exceptional arts experiences and opportunities since 1953.
    OUR MISSION: To create and promote opportunities for all community members to experience the arts.
    OUR VISION: The arts improve the quality of life in our community.
    The Arts Council strongly believes, and vigorously advocates, that the arts improve the quality of life in our community, not only through the obvious beauty and thought provoking nature of art, but also as an economic engine within our community. Our vision – The arts improve the quality of life in our community – is a statement that is bigger than our organization. It requires us to continually reinvent ourselves to be relevant and creatively cutting edge in order to keep the importance and value of the arts in our community’s consciousness and to help our community thrive.
    We rely on YOU to support the arts in your community through your membership, advocacy, and involvement.

  • The Ketchikan Community Concert Band meets during the spring and fall semesters, taking the summer off. We rehearse each Monday night from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Plaza Mall. There are usually two concerts per year, one in the spring and one just before Christmas. The main outreach program of the KCCB is to support and foster the love of instrumental music in the youth of our community. First, and most obvious, our concerts are free of charge to any young person 18 years of age or under. We hope this will encourage lots of our youth to attend the concerts. Of course, it doesn’t hurt if they bring a parent too! Second, we have approached the community to donate those unused band instruments that may be lurking in the back of a closet. Currently, we have 19 instruments placed in four schools.

    Ketchikan Community Concert Band
    Location: 2417 Tongass Avenue (Upstairs in the Plaza)
    Ketchikan, Alaska 99901


  • Ketchikan Theatre Ballet

    The Ketchikan Theatre Ballet, Alaska’s oldest dance school, teaches dance to hundreds of students each year – ballet, jazz, tap, and more. We present three major performances a year: An Evening of Dance during the Festival of the North in February, the Spring Gala in May, and the Nutcracker in December. KTB also collaborates with the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council and First City Players in sponsoring Gigglefeet Dance Festival in August

    Location: 400 Mission St. Ste. 205
    Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
    Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4118
    Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
    Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00 Lunch 11:15-12:15 (Winter)
    Monday-Thursday 10:00-4:00 (Summer)

  • Our Goals and Purpose:
    *To promote cooperation and exchange of ideas among those interested or engaged in quilt making;
    *To instruct members in methods and techniques, and to inspire personal achievements;
    To encourage and maintain high standards of design and technique in quilt making

    Location: Meets at Holy Name Parish Hall
    6:30 p.m. on 4th Tuesday of month

    Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5131
    Ketchikan, AK 99901
    Presidents Barb Milner @ 225-3366 & Jean Mackie @ 225-6835

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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