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Events & Performances

Weekly Calendar of Upcoming Events and Performances

To have your event added to The Arts and Culture Calendar contact:
Joelyz Linkous: 907-225-2211

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November 27–December 3, 2022

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KAAHC Idea Festival !

Friday, November 25, 202210:00 amSunday, November 27, 20225:00 pm

The IDEA Festival is a re-envisioning of a wintertime favorite - the Winter Arts Faire.

The IDEA Festival will feature all Ketchikan's artists showcasing their newest works, PLUS some artists will be giving classes and presentations you can take part in. Artists booths will be open 10am to 5pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am to 3:30 on Sunday.

There will be a cultural food court featuring the many foods of Ketchikan, recipes, gathering protocols, and more.

We will also have a speaker and story telling series in the auditorium during the day on Friday and Saturday. The speakers and story tellers will be sharing personal stories, or ideas they have come up with, or remarking on culture and art. We will reveal the speaker list soon!!!

And to round out the evenings, we have performances by Ketchikan ensembles including Hughes and Vecchione Dance Project, Ketchikan Community Concert Band, the Ketchikan Orchestra Project, and the Ketchikan Community Chorus, and more!!!!

We are so excited about this expanded event and hope you are too!!!!

"Singers and Strings: Bringing Back the Msuic" Ketchikan Chamber Orchestra, Ketchikan Community Chorus

Sunday, November 27, 2022
3:00 pm4:30 pm
Kayhi Auditorium

Join the Ketchikan Chamber Orchestra and the Ketchikan Community Chorus in a joint performance, "Singers and Strings: Bringing Back the Music" during the IDEA Festival. The Ketchikan Chamber Orchestra will be performing Sibelius, Beethoven, Scarlatti and Bach,. The Ketchikan Community Chorus will be featuring fun mix of jazzy music and Christmas tunes (most definitely a sing along!!!).

Tickets Adults $20, Seniors $10, Youth under 18 free

Giving Tuesday!

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
6:00 am11:00 pm

Giving Tuesday - November 29th - is a great opportunity to support the many arts organizations in Ketchikan!!! Follow the link below to donate to Andiamo Dance - First City Players - Hughes & Vecchione Dance Projects - Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council - Ketchikan Chamber Orchestra - Ketchikan Community Chorus - Ketchikan Community Concert Band - Ketchikan Theatre Ballet - KRBD - Rainy Day Quilt Guild - and the Sam Pitcher Memorial Scholarship Fund

Arts Report on KRBD

Thursday, December 1, 2022
8:20 am8:35 am

Each week at approximately 8:20 am KRBD hosts the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council for their weekly report on arts and humanities in Ketchikan and the surrounding area. Get a synopsis of the local music scene, performances, Gallery exhibits, pop-ups, and Calls to artists. The Arts Report often features special guests from the Ketchikan Theatre Ballet, Artists, and Curators. Tune in weekly to KRBD 105.3 FM Ketchikan, Metlakatla and Saxman, 107.1 FM North Ketchikan, Ward Cove, and Ketchikan, 101.7: Craig, 90.7: North Point Higgins, 90.1: Mountain Point, Hydaburg, Klawock, and Thorne Bay.
If you would like your event to be aired in the Arts Report please let us know by the Thursday prior.

Museum Midday with Tom Crestodina

Thursday, December 1, 2022
12:00 pm1:00 pm
Tongass Historical Museum

Join the Tongass Historical Museum in welcoming Tom Crestodina for a program all about his new book! Known for his whimsical cutaway style, Working Boats provides a glimpse into the inner workings of boats, as well as offering highlights of each boat’s unique engineering components that enable it to do the job it was built for.
Tom's book is perfect for all those both old and young curious about the mechanics of boats and the lives of people who work on them

Deadline to apply for a Sam Pitcher Memorial Scholarship

Thursday, December 1, 2022
5:00 pm

Applications are due Thursday, December 1st for the Sam Pitcher Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Opening Youth in Art

Friday, December 2, 2022

Come see the works of Ketchikan's amazing Youth Artists in the Opening of Youth in ART!!! The exhibit is up until Friday, December 9th. Following the link below to find the exhibit online.

Winter Art Walk

Friday, December 2, 2022

Image Credits
Stephen Jackson, Seward Shame Pole, Saxman, Alaska, 2017 - Ketchikan Community Concert Band, image credit Felix Wong - Evy Posey, "Cosmic Wyvern", Mixed UP the 35th Annual Wearable Art Show, 2021 – Ricardo Búrquez, "My World", 2016 - Evon Zerbetz & Rich Stage, "A Trip to the Library", 2012 - Terry Pyles, "Yeltatzie Salmon", 2015

Kathy Flora, Marcie Pungowiyi, New Path Dancers, "Thunder”, ShapeShift the 26th Annual Wearable Art Show, 2012, image credit Ernie Meloche - Rhonda Green, Tongass Historical Museum entry gate, 2021 - Ketchikan Theatre Ballet, Spring Gala "The Four Seasons" May 2021 -  Nathan Jackson, "New Thundering Wings", 2016 – First City Players, "39 Steps", Jack Finnegan, 2021, image credit Jeff Fitzwater - Jackie Keizer "Sailing Off Into A Tequila Sunrise", Mixed UP the 35th Annual Wearable Art, image credit Jeanette Sweetman 2021 - Shawna Hofmann, Andiamo Dance Company, image credit Jeanette Sweetman, 2021- Ricardo Búrquez, “Pipe Junction” 2021 - Isreal Shotridge, Chief Johnson's Totem Pole, Ketchikan, AK. 1955

The Positive Impact of the Arts in Ketchikan

  • Impact of the Arts in Ketchikan

    5,700,000 million annually

  • Direct employment by arts sector


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