Tired of covering the big box stores on Black Friday? Do a ‘buy local’ story instead.
November 25, 2016
What: Crafted in Alaska, the museum’s annual holiday craft event featuring Alaska-made gifts from nearly 50 Alaska artists and ReadAlaska Book Fair, featuring Alaska authors, illustrators, small presses and independent publishers.
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25-26 and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27
Where: Anchorage Museum, 625 C St.
Crafted in Alaska (formerly, Crafts Weekend) is Alaska’s premier juried crafts show, meaning artists must apply and be selected to sell their work during this event.
At Crafted in Alaska visitors find dozens of handmade art objects that tell Alaska stories, including: Tiles made from Cook Inlet clay by Edwin Mighell; original art and woodblock prints of Alaska wildlife and mythical scenes by Nome artist Karen Olanna; and hand-crafted birch bowls (k'ta'baqil'a, Dena'ina Athabascan for bowl like forms) made by Larry Kingry from mostly green wood straight from the tree without previous processing.
A portion of each sale helps support the Anchorage Museum.
Museum general admission is free during this event.
The largest museum in Alaska, the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center is tells the true story of the North by connecting people, expanding perspectives and encouraging global dialogue about the North and its distinct environment. Learn more at www.anchoragemuseum.org.