Introducing Art and Hugh!

In an endeavor to make the Arts Council even more relevant, vital and widely supported in the community, we have decided to (un)officially adopt two endearing, squishy, purple manatees as our mascots. Aren’t they adorable? A warm welcome to Art & Hugh! Why manatees? Aside from their artistic nature, which many naturalists grossly underestimate, they are known to be very peaceful, friendly creatures who enjoy constant snacking. Moreover, they are the only mammals known in the world to have redefined performance art through napping. They look good in berets. They are truly a species worthy of being on the front lines of arts advocacy. And, most importantly: Art & Hugh Manatees = Art & Humanities……. get it? See what we did there? Very clever, much like manatees.

Please join us in our fight to stop crimes against Hugh Manatee.
YOU can make a difference!!!

Become an Arts Council Member today! (Shameless? we know…)

AND did you know that manatees can talk? How about type???
In addition to the many other incredible things that manatees do, they can communicate.
In fact, they even have blogs.


  1. Art says:

    Hello world!
    I would like to take this opportunity to say how happy and honored I am to be chosen to represent the arts in Ketchikan as one of the (un)Official Mascots of KAAHC. I look forward to having the chance to meet each and every one of you. And I hope you bring snacks.

  2. Hugh says:

    I can’t wait to see all of you on Saturday at the Halloween Bash! Did you know that manatees are also very graceful dancers? I suppose that it’s lucky that our reputation is underestimated… saving us from the rigors of the performance circuit at places such as
    Sea World. Manatees also love rockabilly.

  3. Art says:

    WOW! Ketchikan sure knows how to boogie! Rockabilly riot is right- we got rowdy! Big huge thank you’s to everyone who helped put on the Halloween Party- it took a lot of work from a lot of people, AND thank you to everybody who got dressed up and came out! We would love to share some photos of all the great costumes- email your pictures to Ann and we’ll get a gallery going. You all were moving masterpieces!
    Did you see me and Hugh there? It’s much easier for celebrities like us to go out in public when we’re in disguise. Bet you can’t guess which costume was mine!