The First Friday in May!
May 4, 2018


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 Banditos!


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. Sea Shanties by Greg Thomas! Fish provided by E.C. Phillips.

The Art of the Sailor Gallery Opening
Main Street Gallery, 330 Main, 5-8:00pm
Opening reception for A Man of the Eagle Clan, Will Bousley’s expressive 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.

Live Music at The New York Cafe
207 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

The Arts Council presents Banditos!
Great Alaskan Lumberjack Arena, 8:00 p.m.

With the rugged power of a flashy Super Chief locomotive, the Banditos bodaciously appropriate elements of ’60’s blues-fused acid rock, ZZ Top’s jangly boogie, the Drive-By Trucker’s yawp, the populist choogle of CCR, Slim Harpo’s hip shake baby groove, and gut bucket Fat Possum hill country mojo. This Nashville band combines backwood bluegrass with soul and doo-wop crating a sound like no one but themselvs!

Banditos will perform LIVE at the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Arena on Friday, May 4th at 8:00pm following the Celebration of the Sea Art Walk. Tickets for Banditos are available at the Arts Council; family ticket prices available. 225-2211 or online here!


2018 Art Walk Locations

Alaska Eagle Arts Gallery – #5 Creek
New works in paper by Marvin Oliver!

Arctic Spirit Gallery – 318 Mission
New pieces by Donald Varnell.

Blasphemous Bill’s – 100 Main
A great selection of Made In Alaska products! Jewelry, birch cooking utensils, pet products, soaps and lotions, food products and more. Serving refreshments. 10% off Art Walk Special.

The Captain’s Lady – #28 Creek
Grand Opening! Whimsical nautical and nature-inspired pieces. Featuring new local artist Brittany Youngblood with miniature pointilism paintings; Painter Grace Wolf; and special visiting jewelry artist Christie Karow.

The Cedar Chest – 329 Stedman
Affordable unique Alaskan art on wood, metal and stretched canvas.

Chinook and Company – 307 Stedman
Featuring Alaska Rug Company, Robert & Anita Shane’s beautiful nautical work with recycled rope. Check out the new Salmon Sisters designs in outdoor wear and gift art, as well as a few new Janine Gibbons nautically inspired canvas prints. Stop by for delicious salmon samples and more surprises! 10% off Art Walk Special (excludes commissioned art).

Crazy Wolf Studio – 633 Mission
New artwork from Ken Decker and other Alaskan artists! Refreshments served!

The Happy Gypsy – 320 Bawden, Suite #213
Grand Opening Celebration! Featuring jewelry by Jennie’s Jewels, beads, Thai silver, clothes, paper products, and other artisanal goods. Refreshments will be served.

Ketchikan Dry Goods – 219 Stedman
Brand new t-shirts from Wakanda River made exclusively for KDG, and as always lovely designs from Janine Gibbons, Whale It Be, Christie Karow, Brian Elliot, and brand new Alaskan-made products. Snacks/adult refreshments.

Ketchikan Theatre Ballet – 400 Mission, #205
A SNEAK PEEK at the 2017 Spring Gala performances starting at 6:00pm!

Ketchikan Wellness Coalition – 602 Dock, #108
Featuring “Golden Lines” from “Writing Our Stories: Finding Hope and Wholeness In Our Lives” by Biz Robbins; Mask exhibit from artist Carmel Anderson’s workshop “My Mask, My Meaning”, with a mask-making activity for children. Writer Mark Kaufer and KWC staff Joy Davis.

Maiden Voyage – 706 Water
Featuring Linnie’s Mosaics and Lena’s Steampunk Creations. PLUS antique and vintage collectibles.

Main Street Gallery – 330 Main
Opening reception for The Art of the Sailor, a multimedia invitational exhibit curated by Louie Bartos.

Parnassus Books – 105 Stedman
Woodwork by Daniel Shull and jewelry made from or inspired by books!

Scanlon Gallery – 318 Mission
Featuring Marine watercolor artist Brenda Schwartz, new releases and original paintings available. Silversmith George Estrella, one-of-a-kind pieces.

Simply Bella By The Sea – 300 Spruce Mill Way
Lots of new by-the-sea treasures, LaDonna Gunderson cookbooks, AK. Starfish apparel, Best Weight Guide Service apparel, mermaids, starfish, anchors, whales and octopus goods galore!

Starboard Frames and Gifts – 407 Dock Street
New nautical-themed art by Tom Crestodina, woodturnings by Dale Clark and introducing native jewelry by Jennifer Younger of Sitka. Local art, photography and hand-crafted gifts and jewelry. Refreshments of course.

Soho Coho Gallery – #5 Creek
New work by Ray Troll, Grace Freeman, and Eric Bealer. Refreshments will be served.

Tongass Historical Museum – 629 Dock
“Ketchikan is…”, the new permanent exhibit explores the inspiring stories of Ketchikan’s history and heritage. “The Nove Collection” is on temporary exhibit as well. Refreshments will be sereved.