The First Friday in May!
May 4, 2018

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate art and the start of a new season at the Arts Council’s 18th 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 3 Salmon Landing, 5:15 p.m.
Come watch the blessing by First City Ministries from the dock and enjoy appetizers at the Alaska Fish House with Sea Shanties by Greg Thomas! Salmon donated by E.C. Phillips.

A Man of the Eagle Clan Gallery Opening
Main Street Gallery, 330 Main Street, 5:00-8:00 pm
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.

Ketchikan CHARR’s “A Taste of  Ketchikan”
Ketchikan CHARR, Ketchikan Visitor’s Bureau Visitor Center at Berth Two, 6:00-8:00 pm. Proceeds to benefit the Ketchikan CHARR Educational Fund Scholarship. $20, 21+ only.

The Arts Council presents Banditos!
Great Alaskan Lumberjack Arena, 420 Spruce Mill Way, 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 gutbucket Fat Possum hill country mojo. This Nashville band combines backwood bluegrass with soul and doo-wop creating a sound like no one but themselves!

Banditos will perform LIVE at the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Arena on Friday, May 4th at 8:00 pm 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 Street #3
New works by Marvin Oliver!

Arctic Spirit Gallery – 318 Mission Street
Featuring local artist Donald Varnell with new work. Reception.

Blasphemous Bill’s – 100 Main Street
A great selection of Made In Alaska products! Features artist Dorothy Hook with watercolor prints.. Refreshments served.

Chinook and Company – 137 Stedman Street
Grand Opening in the new Bayside Hotel! Share tasty samples and enjoy our new setting with 10% off your purchase. Featuring local artist MJ Cadle and her new line of vibrant leggings, scarves & accessories.

Crazy Wolf Studio – 633 Mission Street
Featuring jewelry engraver Jeffrey Sheakley, carver Norman Natkong, and new artwork from Ken Decker! Refreshments served.

Creek Street Cabaret & Boutique – 123 Stedman Street
New work by Terri Metcalf. Live music at 6:00pm.

Ketchikan Dry Goods – 219 Stedman St.
Featuring bath salts and teas by Wildfire and Sage, cards from Jillian Piazza and Beth Antonsen, new jewelry from Salty and Sweet Design and Pooka Queen, and as always – delicious snacks and refreshments served.

Ketchikan Theatre Ballet – 400 Mission Street, #205
SNEAK PEEK at the 2018 Spring Gala performances starting at 6:00 pm!

Maiden Voyage – 706 Water Street
Featuring the nautically inspired apparel of Mountains & Mermaids. Check out their beautiful sirens and other traditional nautical designs.

Main Street Gallery – 330 Main Street 
Opening reception for A Man of the Eagle Clan, a solo exhibition by Will Bousley.

Niblick’s General Store – 625 Mission Street 
Shelly Hill from Wildfire & Sage will be in the shop with samples of her new locally hand-crafted herbal teas.

Parnassus Books – 105 Stedman Street
Alaska trade bead earrings from Carlie Beads in Skagway and new Alaska maps from Chandler O’Leary and Xplorer.

Scanlon Gallery – 318 Mission Street 
Features Jim Guenther’s original paintings and new works by silversmith George Estrella. Reception.

Starboard Frames and Gifts – 407 Dock Street
New to the gallery: the artwork of Matt Hamilton and whimsical cards by Juneau artist Mandy Heck. New wood turnings by Dale Clark and George Shaffer as well as new jewelry and other crafts. Special savings on many items! Refreshments served.

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

studioK – 411B Mission Street
Featuring new artwork and jewelry, with drawings and acrylic paintings by Mattias. Refreshments and door prizes!

The Captain’s Lady – #28 Creek Street
1 Year Anniversary Party! Featuring local art from Watercolor Woods, Jesusita Chaos, Grace Wolf, On Point Designs and new to the shop, Boreal beadings. Snacks on the deck!

The Inn at Creek Street -133 Stedman Street
Bayside rooms will be open for public viewing. Public areas and rooms feature work by artists Dave Rubin, Byron Birdsall, and Terry Pyles.

The Outpost – 500 Mission Street
Grand Opening! Featured artist Kristen Zwicker with new oil paints, watercolors, jewelry and carvings.

The Stoney Moose – 127 Stedman Street
New Pop-Up Gallery! Featuring photography by West Smith.

Tongass Historical Museum – 629 Dock Street 
“Ketchikan Is…”, the new permanent exhibition explores the inspiring stories of Ketchikan’s history and heritage. “Collected Memory: the Michael Nore Archive” is on temporary exhibit as well. Refreshments served.

The New York Cafe  – 207 Stedman Street
Live music starts at 6:00pm! Free appetizers tonight!