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The IDEA Festival

The IDEA Festival is the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council's response to an evolving love of art, ideas, culture, and design. An immersive experience that brings together the whole community to share thoughts and information. There is an amazing wealth of possibilities when the sharing of ideas happens. The event will take over Kayhi on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday after Thanksgiving, using the lobby, the auditorium, the gym, and classrooms. Here at the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council, we are VERY excited about this Festival that will draw the community together from the magnetism of art, people and ideas.

IDEA Festival Schedule

Artist Market 
Kayhi Gym
November 25, 10:00am-5:00pm
November 26, 10:00am-5:00pm
November 27, 10:00am-3:30pm

Where artists and creators showcase and sell their finest quality art.

Artist Workshops
Kayhi Library and Art Room
Friday, November 25

Workshops will take place throughout the day and will be an opportunity for attendees to see or learn a technique or new art form from masters in their craft! Class sizes are limited and artists may require a class fee.

IDEA Festival Speaker Series
Kayhi Auditorium
November 26, beginning at 1:30pm

Speakers will take the stage approximately every 30 minutes, culminating the 2022 IDEA Festival Fusion Speaker - Ernestine Hayes

Performance Series
Kayhi Auditorium

tickets available at the door

Friday, November 25, 7:00pm, Pay What You Wish
Jack Finnegan, performing his newest work, "Time and Tide"
Hughes & Vecchione Dance Project, performing "Old Skin"

Saturday, November 26, 7:00pm, $15 Adults, Youth under 15 free
"Storytelling in Music: Folk Songs and Shanties"
Ketchikan Community Concert Band
This performance will begin with a Concert Talk given by KCCB Music Director, Jeffery Karlson

Sunday, November 27, 3:00pm, $20 Adults, $10 Seniors, Youth under 18 free
"Singers and Strings: Bringing Back the Music"
Ketchikan Chamber Orchestra
     Soloists: Hannah Hendrickson, violin, Jamie Karlson, flute, Kathleen Light, oboe, Jeffrey Karlson, trumpet
Ketchikan Community Chorus

Participating Artist Market artists, and those wishing to participate please follow the link below for more information.

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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