A sign advertising the annual Homer Documentary Film Festival hangs on the side of the Homer Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

A conversation with Doc Fest co-founder Jamie Sutton

The 16th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival begins today, marking the 16th year Homer has been host to moving, educational films from all over the… Continue reading

A sign advertising the annual Homer Documentary Film Festival hangs on the side of the Homer Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
The poster for the Alaska World Arts Festival.

First Friday gallery openings kick off World Arts Festival

The Alaska World Arts Festival starts its two-week run with First Friday shows from 4-7 p.m. on Pioneer Avenue, Main Street and in Old Town.… Continue reading

The poster for the Alaska World Arts Festival.
Visitors interact with the 2018 Burning Basket, Dream, on Sept. 9, 2018, at Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Burning basket build weeks starts Sunday

Build week for the 16th annual Burning Basket, “Radiate: A Basket of Remembrance & Unburdening,” starts at noon Sunday and runs noon-8 p.m. daily through… Continue reading

Visitors interact with the 2018 Burning Basket, Dream, on Sept. 9, 2018, at Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
The poster for the Alaska World Arts Festival.

It’s all arts, all the time for Alaska World Arts Fest

The idea for the Alaska World Arts Festival came about with a long jet-plane conversation, said organizer Sally Oberstein. “I was sitting next to a… Continue reading

The poster for the Alaska World Arts Festival.
Joolee Aurand, on bottom, demonstrates a yoga pose in this undated photo taken in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Ecstatic YogicStatica offers 12 hours, 12 teachers, 12 styles

On Saturday, Homer Council on the Arts will present a full day of community yoga instruction with a different teacher to share a unique yoga… Continue reading

Joolee Aurand, on bottom, demonstrates a yoga pose in this undated photo taken in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Arts briefs

Bunnell holds mural reveal party Bunnell Street Arts Center holds a reveal party of a mural by Desiree Hagen being painted on the east side… Continue reading

The audience waits for the start of a PechaKucha 20x20 presentation on July 25, 2019, at The Shop in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Brianna Allen)

Bunnell’s PechaKucha 20×20 series starts new storytelling form

Last month, Bunnell Street Arts Center rolled out a new form of storytelling in Homer: PechaKucha 20x20. The brand name for a format devised by… Continue reading

The audience waits for the start of a PechaKucha 20x20 presentation on July 25, 2019, at The Shop in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Brianna Allen)
“Love Song” by Nathan Perry.

August First Friday features work brilliant and lively

As summer fades into brilliant fireweed and shorter days, the Homer arts scene remains lively and brilliant. At Bunnell Street Arts Center, Gwich’yaa Gwich’in artist… Continue reading

“Love Song” by Nathan Perry.
The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra at its 2018 Gala Concert. (Photo provided)

Arts Briefs

KPO holds summer concerts this weekend For its annual summer concert series, the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra holds concerts in Homer, Kenai and Soldotna this weekend… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra at its 2018 Gala Concert. (Photo provided)

Arts Briefs

Homer artist to show in Fairbanks, Valdez and Anchorage Homer artist Deland Anderson will hold an exhibit of his work over the rest of the… Continue reading

Walker’s paintings seek ‘a sense of the past and the present’

On a warm, sunny day earlier this month for First Friday at Bunnell Street Arts Center, a soft odor permeated the gallery for the opening… Continue reading

Homer-grown artist returns to passion after corporate detour

Artists heading out into the world often face a crossroads. On the one hand they dream of careers as Broadway actors, musicians with a major… Continue reading

Homer artists join statewide ‘art intervention’ against governor’s vetoes

As part of statewide protests by an ad-hoc group of artists and arts supporters against a veto by Gov. Mike Dunleavy of $2.8 million to… Continue reading

Musician Matt Yaki plays his guitar in a 2019 photo. (Photo provided)

Arts Briefs

Blues musicians play today The Homer blues trio, Bluebelly, opens for Nome and Nashville-based Arlo Hannigan with Jackie Rae Daniels and Lance “Sunny Jim” Highers.… Continue reading

Musician Matt Yaki plays his guitar in a 2019 photo. (Photo provided)
“Generations,” a sculpture from Beth Blankenship’s exhibit showing for the month of July 2019 at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Chris Arend)

Roaring into the Fourth with First Friday

First Friday for July starts out with a new twist on the usual gallery opening. At The Shop out East End Road, in collaboration with… Continue reading

“Generations,” a sculpture from Beth Blankenship’s exhibit showing for the month of July 2019 at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Chris Arend)
The New Old Time Chautauqua parades down the Homer Spit on its visit in August 2011 in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)

‘Be Mary’ tour visits Homer next week

If you’ve ever had a hankering to run away with the circus, next week will be the perfect time to do so. From June 30… Continue reading

The New Old Time Chautauqua parades down the Homer Spit on its visit in August 2011 in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)
Kat Moore walks through the assembled crowd while she plays her set at the Seldovia Boardwalk Hotel on Friday, June 21, 2019 as part of a round of street performances during the Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival in Seldovia, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Photos: Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival

Emily Anderson performs in front of Thyme on the Boardwalk on Friday, June 21, 2019 as part of a round of street performances during the… Continue reading

Kat Moore walks through the assembled crowd while she plays her set at the Seldovia Boardwalk Hotel on Friday, June 21, 2019 as part of a round of street performances during the Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival in Seldovia, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Actors rehearse a scene from William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” on June 24, 2019, at the Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are 4. Peter Sheppard as Dogberry, Lydia Thomas as Borachio, and Alison Rambo as Conrad. (Photo by Sue Briggs)

Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ opens at Pier One

Will Cupid’s arrows hit their marks? Or, as sometimes happens in a William Shakespeare play, will some manipulation and machination be required? Find out in… Continue reading

Actors rehearse a scene from William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” on June 24, 2019, at the Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are 4. Peter Sheppard as Dogberry, Lydia Thomas as Borachio, and Alison Rambo as Conrad. (Photo by Sue Briggs)

Fritz Creek artist receives Rasmuson award — again

In 2016, artist Desiree Hagen of Fritz Creek received a grant from the Rasmuson Foundation for a project that used paper- and natural dye-making as… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Youth Theatre production opens this weekend The Pier One Youth Theatre production, “We Just Want to Be Ducks,” starts this weekend at 7 p.m. tonight… Continue reading

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