The Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council
is pleased to announce the 

2017-2018 Main Street Gallery Season

The Main Street Gallery is free and open to the public!


September 1-29, 2017
Scarlet Letters

Shelley Baumeister's solo exhibit explores the world of emotions and femininity through portraits of women. Using vibrant colors and collage, Shelley creates paintings that portray qualities such as pride, self-love, and sorrow.

October 6-27, 2017
Sarah Takako Skinner

A solo photography exhibit of candid imagery taken during the artist's travels. Sarah uses the camera lens to find the light that shines through the darkness. Her photography is both intimate and voyeuristic, and she plays between the seen and unseen as she guides you through the lives of the people she meets with shameless tenderness. 

Nov. 3 - Dec. 22, 2017
Decolonizing Alaska

The Arts Council is proud to host Decolonizing Alaskaa touring exhibit curated by Asia Freeman and sponsored by Homer's Bunnell Street Arts CenterA new generation of Alaskan artists embrace adaptation and reinvention. Cross-pollination and hybridization between indigenous Alaskan and global materials and technologies is the direction of the future. The shared innovations, unconventional materials and respectful inquiry of this exhibit dismantles a hierarchy of colonization and celebrates a new era.  

January 5-26, 2018
Ketchikan Youth Exhibit

The youth exhibit has been an annual week-long exhibit since 2013. Given the over 200 artists that participated last year, we thought we'd give it an entire month in the gallery! This is an open-call exhibit featuring youth of all ages through Grade 12. You will be inspired by the artistry of our community's young people in this exhibit!

February 9-23, 2018
"Wild & Free" Wearable Art Show Exhibit

After the magic of Wild & Free: The 32nd Annual Wearable Art Show, get up close and personal with some of the wearable art pieces. This annual invitational exhibit is your opportunity to see the detail and materials that go into these inspiring works of art.

March 2-30, 2018
Silent Voices

What's your secret? Silent Voices is an open-call exhibit of anonymous postcards. Each postcard tells someone's secret in this collaborative community exhibit. Silent Voices is a curated exhibit by Andy Zink, Spring Moon Barry, Charley Murray-Young, and Peter Jacob.

April 6-27, 2018
Donald Varnell

In Donald's first solo exhibit, he features work produced during, and inspired by, his 3-month residency at the Joan Mitchell Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

May 4-25, 2018
A Man of the Eagle Clan

Will Bousley's solo illustration and multimedia exhibit acts as a surreal introduction to his native heritage (Tsimshian Eagle Clan) and his work harvesting salmon with a drift gill net.

June 1-July 27, 2018
Artists of Ketchikan

The Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council and the Main Street Gallery Committee set aside the months of June and July for the annual Artists of Ketchikan Invitational Exhibit

This exhibit at the Main Street Gallery offers an introduction for our summertime visitors to the amazing and varied artists of our community!

(Photo: 2016 Artists of Ketchikan exhibitors, clockwise L-R: Terry Pyles, Ken Decker, Ray Troll, Lisa Doyon.)

August 3-31, 2018
Blueberry Arts Festival Exhibit

This annual open-call exhibit is always full of amazing variety and inspiration!  Open to artists of all ages working in any medium, awards are given for 1st-3rd Place Adult, 1st Place Youth, Adult and Youth Honorable Mention, and People‚Äôs Choice.


Join the Artist Registry to showcase your work for your neighbors, visitors, potential residents, and those who explore the internet to contact Ketchikan artists!