First Friday events

Champagne Palace

195 E. Pioneer Ave.

Homer Halibut Festival Buoy Art by various artists

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Buoys decorated by artists for the first Homer Halibut Festival are on display.

Art Shop Gallery

202 W. Pioneer Ave.

Jewelry Trunk Show by Sara Hondel

5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Reception
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday

Soldotna artist Sara Hondel uses items from tackle boxes, tool boxes and sewing boxes to make feminine and outdoorsy neck collars and earrings. Her jewelry style is handcrafted, repurposed and mixed media that is wearable art. 

Bunnell Street Arts Center

106 W. Bunnell Ave.

The Past Thro Windows Calls to Me, mixed media paintings by KN Goodrich

5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception; 6 p.m., artist talk

KN Goodrich describes her work as “contemporary, experimental, mixed media painting with a conceptualised symbolic basis.” This show was inspired by images from documentaries and aging windows at the Jesse Lee Home in Seward. 

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

708 Smokey Bay Way

Still Walking the Walk by various artists

5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Reception

In “Still Walking the Walk, On Kachemak Bay and Beyond: Bringing our Soles/souls into Our Work,” various artists have created art using the XtraTuf rubber boot. The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies said it hopes viewers will contemplate the connection between themselves and the marine environment.

Homer Elks Lodge

215 Jenny Way

Paint in by Steve Gordon and students

5-9 p.m., First Friday

Landscape painter Steve Gordon paints live on the back deck of the Elks Lodge. An instructor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, he’s joined by two of his students. At 9 p.m. works will be auctioned off.

Fireweed Gallery

475 E. Pioneer Ave.

Homer Through the Looking Glass, paintings by Julie Tomich

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Homer artist Julie Tomich recently painted a large mural at the new Homer Harbor Office. She writes that her show explores how eyes are the windows to the soul. Several works also feature old windows as media.

Homer Council on the Arts

344 W. Pioneer Ave.

Paint and Paddle, work by Barb Deal, Rita Pfenninger, Jody Jenkins and Annie Olson

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

“Paint and Paddle” came about when four artists took a July kayaking trip in Kachemak Bay. The show features jewelry and watercolors by Barb Deal, oil paintings by Rita Pfenninger, mixed media by Jody Jenkins and watercolors by Annie Olson.

Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery

471 E. Pioneer Ave.

Into the Woods, works by George Overpeck, Ted Heuer and Dan Fischer

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Three of the co-op’s woodworkers show their work. Featured are bowls turned from local woods by George Overpeck, bowls by Ted Heuer and mixed media work by Dan Fischer.