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History of the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar
Denali Arts Council owns and operates the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar. Don Sheldon, legendary glacier pilot, built the Hangar in the 1950's for his business, Talkeetna Air Service. Decades later, his wife donated the Hangar to Denali Arts Council. Through community and grant funding, volunteers renovated the Hangar into a community arts facility. After adding a first floor, balcony, bathrooms and more, the venue was opened in 2004. The Hangar's completion plan includes a lobby, box office, studio, classroom, green rooms, office and storage.

An airplane hangar renovated into a community arts facility

Use of the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar  
Many artistic events are staged in the Hangar: plays, concerts, circus, art shows on the North Wall Gallery, workshops, readings, masquerade balls, films, lessons and more.

In addition to artistic performances, workshops and exhibits, the facility also provides space for a broad array of social and cultural gatherings: conferences, meetings, weddings, memorials, receptions, workshops, community fundraisers, banquets and more.

Masquerade Ball Renting the Facility
The Hangar can seat up to 140. The downstairs theatre is movable risers, seating and stage, providing flexibility for an open space or theatre seating. Balcony seating is fixed. Maximum capacity is 250.

The Sheldon Community Arts Hangar is available to individuals, organizations and businesses for rent. For rates and information, see the form below.  Contact Us to discuss your rental and inquire about availability.

View or download Facility Rental Form.

The Sheldon Community Arts Hangar is located in downtown Talkeetna, Alaska. As you arrive in Talkeetna, continue on the Talkeetna Spur until you reach the stop sign at the start of Main Street. Drive down Main Street and take the first left on D Street which is directly after Nagley's and across from the Fairview Inn. Drive one block and you will see the Hangar, a large maroon building on the left. We are located behind the U.S. Post Office and across from the historic Village Airstrip and the Museum. 22249 S D. St

Downtown Talkeetna behind the Post Office 

Sheldon Community Arts Hangar

Steve Durr & Larry Zarella - Living Room Concert


Below is the Facility Calendar. Click on the activity to see the complete block of time the Hangar will be in use. If you would like to reserve the Hangar for your activity, please check availability here and then call 733-7929.


Denali Arts Council
PO BOX 404
Talkeetna, AK 99676
907 733-7929
FAX 907 733-7939

Denali Arts Council is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. EIN 92-0083375