Find us on
at Five Summer Concert Series
this Friday May 25th
Day weekend to Labor Day weekend
25th - Aug 30th) Every Friday from 5-7pm
Denali Arts Council
and the Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce offer a free fun family
activity in the Village Park, in downtown Talkeetna. The
summer long concert series, "Live at Five", will take place in
the park pavilion 5pm to 7pm on Friday evenings. Bring a
picnic dinner and enjoy your favorite local musicians and a
few surprise artists. Live in the park all summer
long! The event happens rain or shine.
Download Live at 5 poster to see
Live at 5 is supported
by the following generous sponsors: Denali Brewing Co.,
Talkeetna Aero, KTNA, Mahay's Jetboat Service,
Matanuska Telephone Association, Latitude 62, Talkeetna
Roadhouse, Beadberry Patch, Talkeetna Air Taxi, Matanuska
Valley Federal Credit Union, Princess Cruises, Matanuska
Electric Assosiation, Meandering Moose Lodging, Subway,
Susitna River Lodge, Larry & Donna Dearman, Swiss Alaska
Inn, VFW Post 3836 & Ladies
Durr in Concert
When: Saturday, June 1st at 7:30pm, doors
open at 7pm
Cost: $10 DAC member / $12 general
Tickets available at the door or call 733-7929
during office hours
Steve performs songs from his new CD Fireweed.
Joined by some of Talkeetna's finest. This is sure to be an
engrossing Alaskan evening. There will be an opportunity for
you to win as a door prize the original painting by Steve
titled The Red Shed. Hosted by Muisc
Open Air Market
When: Every Saturday, Sunday & Monday
May 18th - Sept 9th
The Artisans Open Air Market is a friendly outdoor
market featuring exclusively Alaskan artisans selling local
art, from photography to carvings, fabric art to ceramics,
jewelry and much more. Spend time browsing the booths and meet
the vendors to chat about Alaska and their art. Look for the
white tents outside of the Sheldon Community Arts
Sheldon Story: documentary film
When: June 1st thru Sept
2nd Sat, Sun & Mon
at 1:15 & 2:15
doors open 15 minutes before each showing.
Cost: $5 ages 18 and under / $7 general admission.
Tickets available at the door.
The Don Sheldon Story tells the engrossing tale of one
of the legendary pilots of the golden age of glacier flying in
Alaska. The film traces Sheldon's career from his arrival in
Alaska to his rise to preeminence among the elite subset of
pioneering Alaskan bush pilots the glacier pilots of the
Alaska Range. Hosted by Denali Arts
Live: Life at the End of the Road
When: Sunday June 2nd - August
Sundays at 3:30pm & 6pm / Mondays
*check this website for additional
Cost: $20 purchase tickets at the
A comical (and sometimes musical) look at
everyday life in small town Alaska, produced by Denali
Drama. Talkeetna Live: Life at the End of the Road
is an improv and sketch-based comedy that takes a look at
daily life in the Last Frontier. Much like our rivers,
you'll never step into the same show twice. Take a peek behind
the curtain at the faces leading your tours, serving your
reindeer burgers, and dispelling the myths portrayed on all
those reality shows. All brought to you by the quirky
characters who live here...on purpose.
Wickersham Wall Ascent of 1963
Saturday, June 8th at 7:30pm, doors open at
Cost: donations appreciated
In the summer of 1963,
seven young Harvard students made the first ascent of the
direct north face, or Wickersham Wall, on Denali. For all but
one, it was their first expedition to the greater ranges. This
summer marks the 50th anniversary of this expedition; a route that has never
been repeated. Four members of this team will be in Talkeetna
to give a one-night only slideshow presentation of what some
consider to be the best ascent in Alaskan history.
Light Circus Camp 2013 - registration now
Details on times, dates, locations and cost may be
found on the GLC documents that can be downloaded here:
GLC camp info and GLC Registration 2013
Registration closes June
Note: Circus Mites is Mon-Fri and each class is limited
to 10 kids, 20 kids in all.
All of the same favorites will
be offered such as aerial, juggling, clowning, acrobatics,
silks, unicycles and maybe even a few surprises! Not only is
participating in circus practice fun, but it is great
exercise. These skills help teach concentration, coordination
and self esteem which follow youth well into their future.
Space is limited. Forms are also available at
the Talkeetna Post Office and the Sheldon Community Arts
Hangar during office hours M-F 11am-2pm. For questions contact
program director Mary Farina at 355-4699. Payment must be
included when you turn in your registration form. Hosted
by Green Light Circus.
Friends of Talkeetna Library:TAG
Art Show Exhibit:
"Stacked & Altered":A Confluence of Art to Benefit
the New Talkeetna Library & Community Resource
Exhibit dates: May 11 through July 8,
* silent auctions will be up for bid until May
Presented by The Friends of Talkeetna Library, "Stacked
& Altered" will benefit the new Talkeetna Library &
Community Resource Center as it honors the library's past and
celebrates its future. Art transforms us. Just as the stacks
of books we've read alter and continue to influence us, the
art forms submitted will celebrate the transformational impact
the library has on your life and in the life of our community.
This confluence of art, approach, and process will build a
collective sense of place as we remember the past, highlight
daily library activities, and inspire all to see a legacy that
belongs to them and future generations.This show will feature
the works of more than 30 local visual artists from the
Moose on Parade & Art
Ever wonder where all the moose around town come from? We
are talking about the colorful, four-legged friends in front
of local homes and businesses. They are a part of the Moose on
Parade project. Now you can join in on the fun! We are
currently looking for artists and submissions for this annual
event that helps to support three local non profits.
Sumissions may be by individuals, groups and participants
of all ages. Moose cut outs may be ordered directly from
Bill Thomas from Braided River Carpentry at 907-715-6000. More
details may be downloaded here on the info form and registration
Art Moose: This year we are also
introducing Art Moose, smaller, table top moose o be auctioned
off in a silent auction. For more details about this new
addition you may download info form
form. Moose photo by Dora
Lessons & Orchestra
When: Every Thursday Oct - May
Orchestra is from 6-8pm, other times vary.
Music Academy will be offering string instruments lessons and
orchestra on Thursdays, beginning October 4th. Rhythm
and Red Shoes Orchestra is open to any instrumentalists who
can play at a level of two years or more on their instruments.
Private and group lessons on violin, viola, cello, and
double bass are available. Please contact the DAC office
at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
733-7929. Your information will be passed on to the
instructors. We welcome beginners of all ages as well as
folks who have not played their instruments for
and group string instrument lessons, beginners to advanced,
all levels and all ages are being offered by Denali Arts Council's Music
Academy. Weekly lessons are available on
group string lesson is available on Thursdays at
at a rate of $25/half hour.
of 2-5 like leveled players, can be mixed instruments $20 per
student for 45 min.
of 6-12 like leveled players, can be mixed instruments $15 per
student for 90 min.
Rhythm and Red Shoes Orchestra will meet weekly
from 6-8pm. $20 fee for the year.
Academy Trumpet Lessons
When: Times may be arranged with instructor.
Cost: $25 30 min private & $20 45min group lessons.
Payment is arranged through the DAC office.
Music Academy offers trumpet classes for students of
all ages and ability. Students learn technique, reading music
as well as various other skills. If you are interested, please
contact class instructor RG Denny at 733-2340 or the DAC
office at 733-7929.
Putting on Events at
Do you ever wonder how Denali
Arts Council brings quality arts events to our community? It
starts with you! Our mission is to facilitate interested
artists and organizers in fulfilling their desire to
share their projects and ideas with others. Getting started is
easy. The first step is to contact DAC staff to let us
know what you have in mind. Projects may include
opportunities in any one of our eight progams ranging from
visual, performing and literary arts. Perhaps you are eager to
present a favorite artist or film, embark on curating a
gallery show or test the waters in directing a drama. We can
make this happen as well as any other potential creative
ventures that may be a good fit with DAC's mission.
Interesated parties may inquire at email@example.com.
The DAC board meets
on the second Monday of each month at 7pm. These meetings
are always open to the public. They are usually held at
the Talkeetna Public Library; listen to KTNA Talkeetna for
location. If you have questions or would like to be on
the agenda, contact us.
Below is the calendar for upcoming DAC shows
and events. If you are interested in scheduling the Hangar for your
activity, please go to: http://www.denaliartscouncil.org/facility.htm and
scroll to the
PO BOX 404
Talkeetna, AK 99676
Denali Arts Council
is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. EIN