The First Friday in May!
May 5, 2017

Celebrate art and the start of a new season at the Arts Council’s 17th Annual Celebration of the Sea Art Walk!  Enjoy new art pieces by local artists, music, refreshments, and fun! Start at any participating location, and enjoy a wonderful spring evening of art and live music by The Defibulators!

Click here for an application for your gallery or business to be part of the Celebration of the Sea Art Walk! 

2017 Special Events will be announced very soon!



2016 Special Events – Friday, May 6

Blessing of the Fleet
Alaska Fish House dock, 5:15 p.m.
Come watch the blessing by First City Ministries from the dock and then enjoy appetizers at the Alaska Fish House. Fish provided by E.C. Phillips.

Live Music at The New York Cafe
207 Stedman Steet

Live Music at The Creek Street Cabaret
123 Stedman Street

Ketchikan CHARR’s “A Taste of Ketchikan”
KVB Visitors Center on Berth 2 dock
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
$20. Proceeds to benefit the Ketchikan CHARR Educational Fund Scholarship, 21+ only

W174The Arts Council presents Dustbowl Revival!
Great Alaskan Lumberjack Arena, 8:00 p.m.
Bluegrass. Swing. Hot jazz. Pre-war blues. Southern soul. New Orleans funk. Dustbowl Revival is what you could call an American roots orchestra and they play it all, mashing the sounds of traditional American music into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party. Dustbowl Revival is part of the Torch Nights Performance Series. Listen to Dustbowl Revival here!  Contact the Arts Council for tickets at 225-2211 or get them online here!

Click here for the 2015 Celebration of the Sea Art Walk Brochure


2016 Art Walk Locations

 thcTwo Hippie Chicks, 706 Water
An eclectic little shop full of groovy gifts for the new age beatnik or old school flower child! Featuring local artist Jennifer Hamilton!


Bella by the Sea, 607 Mission Street
Our new pop-up shop! Serving food, drinks, and sweet treats! Come see our seasonal mix of new goods and coastal treasures. Featuring local artists Brian Elliott and Asha Rasher.


Thomas Basin Buoy10 Main Street Gallery, 330 Main
Opening reception for “Escaping”, a solo exhibit by Beth Antonsen that portrays her love of Southeast Alaska’s landscapes, waterscapes, and traditions through her paintings.



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Come see our new location on the Prmenade on Berth 4! Introducing new Alaskan artists on paint and canvas, including Katie Sevigny.



ktbKetchikan Theatre Ballet, 400 Mission Street #205
Open House to purchase Spring Gala tickets, info about summer camps and classes, an Intensive with William “Bill” Evans, and a sneak peek performance of The Sleeping Beauty.



Scanlon Gallery, 318 Mission
Featuring George Estrella, Silversmith, with new original one of a kind pieces; Julia Tanigoshi Tinker, Gyotaku artist, with original art and a demonstration; Elizabeth Rose Chambers and her new Giclee release  “Summertime”.



Arctic Spirit Gallery, 318 Mission
Featuring new work by Donnie Varnell!



crlogo-200x63 Crazy Wolf Studio, 633 Mission
New artwork from Ken Decker and other local artists!


Store Photo (2)Parnassus Books, 105 Stedman Street
Handcrafted wood items by Danny Shull, Sam Nelson, and Rachel Winburn, and some delicious snacks!



THM Grown on the RockTongass Historical Museum, 629 Dock
The Tongass Historical Museum will be hosting the Ketchikan Community Foundation announcement of the first-ever Foundation grant award winners at 6:30 p.m. Help congratulate the first non-profit organizations to benefit from Ketchikan Community Foundation funding.

The Cedar Chest, 329 Stedman Street
Featuring the art of Jody Bergsma and Yuki Adams. Special sale for all customers for Celebration of the Sea! Snacks and refreshments.

Alaska Northern Lights, 203-B Stedman Street
Come see our new location!

10527796_741858839186230_7958228642319574648_nThe Hive on The Creek, 716 Totem Way
The Hive on the Creek will be open till 8:00pm. Come see the new yarn selection! Light appetizers and refreshments.


Soho Coho Gallery, #5 Creek Street
Featuring new acrylics by Marilyn Lee and new works by gallery artists. Yummy refreshments will be served.



Fused and cast glass, 13”h x 2”d, Marvin Oliver Alaska Eagle Arts Gallery, #5 Creek Street
“Orca”, a retrospect of Marvin Oliver’s serigraphs that depict Orca and his friends of the sea and sky!




Ketchikan Dry Goods, 219 Stedman
New jewelry from janine Gibbons and Christie Karo.



ScottD_150121_1288hChinook and Company, 307 Stedman
Vintage nautical abstract woodwork painting on reclaimed timber by Janine Gibbons. Check out our new Salmon Sisters designs in outdoor wear and gift art. Stop by for delicious salmon samples and more! 10% off Art Walk Special (excludes Commissioned art).


12985556_10207839975975026_771879016565882043_nTatsuda’s IGA, 633 Stedman St

SLICE OF LIFE: Essential Ketchikan by Evon Zerbetz
Tatsudas commissioned Evon Zerbetz to design a site-specific mural installation to celebrate their 100 year anniversary as Ketchikan’s essential local grocery store.  The 100+ feet of painted panels celebrates Ketchikan…from salmon and salmonberries, to floatplanes and rain, in a collection of snapshots. The artwork completes the store’s extensive remodel.


stoneribs morturary poleBlackBackTotem Heritage Center, 601 Deermount Avenue (across the creek from City Park)
Visit the Totem Heritage Center for Native Art demonstrations.