First Friday show features watercolors, collages, capitol art tours

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council


350 Whittier St.

4:30-7 p.m.

“Creatures + Collections,” Jessica Hahnlen. The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council presents new work by Hahnlen in “Creatures + Collections,” a watercolor show.

The series of work is designed to portray the beauty of Southeast Alaska and the creatures that live here. Watercolor offers artist Hahnlen an alternative to her typical medium of screen printing. Hahlahan uses the softness and texture that the slow progression of watercolor gives to the beauty and mystery of natural wildlife. The gallery will be on display through the month of August.

Sealaska Heritage Institute

Walter Soboleff Building, 105 S. Seward St.

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Tlingit jewelers Sam Sheakley and Renee Culp.

Sheakley will be showcasing his Tlingit engraved jewelry and provide a demonstration of engraving techniques, and Culp will be selling her jewelry and other handmade goods. SHI will also offer free admission to its two exhibits: the 2018 Juried Art Show & Competition, featuring more than 40 works by 30 Northwest Coast artists, and “Our Grandparents’ Names on the Land,” which explores ancient place names and the innovative inventions that were used to catch halibut and salmon. This event is only open during the Aug. 3 First Friday.

Sequence Boardshop

167 Shattuck Way

5-8 p.m.

Come out to the grand re-opening of the Sequence downtown location. The shop will be featuring work from a local Juneau artist and will have a DJ onsite playing music.

Kindred Post

145 S. Franklin St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Kindred Post is proud to host the Woosh.ji.een Dance Group for a pop up fundraiser! Woosh.ji.een is a local nonprofit dance group that performs regularly locally and across the state. They will have devil’s club body butter for sale and samples for folks to test.

Juneau Artist Gallery

175 S. Franklin St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Marty Sharp is the featured artist for the month of August at the Juneau Artists Gallery. Sharp is a true Alaskan painter with her works inspired by Southeast scenes of nature as well as the towns and people of this area. She works mostly in watercolor and has a variety of creations for sale from postcards and bookmarks to framed paintings. Come say hi to Sharp at First Friday. Our famous treats will be provided.

Annie Kaill’s

244 Front Street

4:30-7 p.m.

Annie Kaill’s will be featuring new collage work by Natasha Zahn Pristas. There will be a large grouping of small collages centered around flora, fauna and landscapes in Alaska using bright, colorful imagery and text. Natasha has a new poster and book based on these images, and we’ll have those available as well as the originals.


917 Glacier Ave.

4-6 p.m.

New landscape paintings by MK MacNaughton. Come eat ice cream and visit with MK on First Friday.

Store at the APK

Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building

395 Whittier St.

4-8 p.m.

Mary Goddard is August’s Featured Artist at the Store at the APK. She will be in the store for First Friday from 4-7 p.m. At 7, head over to the Lecture Hall to learn more about Goddard’s work and the making of her recent jewelry and photography show, Tlingit Legends, which exhibited in Sitka in May.

“As a little girl I was fascinated with Tlingit stories and in my head they always played out like fairy tales. I really wanted to bring a fairy tale feel to the pictures, as well as the images that both you and I could relate to. The jewelry is my way of telling the stories and one way I use to share my understanding of my culture.”

Goddard is Tlingit-Kaagwaantaan and was raised in Yakutat. She currently lives and works in Sitka, where she and her husband are raising their son and their two giant dogs. For more information, visit

The Canvas

223 Seward St.

4-7 p.m.

Fumi Matsumoto is showing her recent work of delicate lino print on tea bags paper at the Canvas Art Gallery through the month of August.

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

120 4th Street

3-6 p.m.

“The Art of the State Capitol.” Come experience the splendor of our newly renovated State Capitol building which houses a variety of artwork by Alaska artists. City Museum volunteers will assist with locating and viewing the art collection. This is the first public invitation to an event at the Capitol since completing the renovation. Admission is free on First Friday from 3- 6 p.m. The gallery will be on display through the month of August.

Gold Town Nickelodeon

171 Shattuck Way, Suite 109

4, 5 and 6 p.m.

Come see the film “A Trip South,” a 22-minute feature documenting two years of traveling down the west coast of the Americas. The film highlights some of the best bits of wisdom recorded from locals that met along the way. Showings are at 4, 5 and 6 p.m., and all showings are free. Seafood refreshments will be served. Learn more at


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