First Fridays :
Downtown Juneau hosts an art walk on the First Friday of each month. From 4:30-close on the First Friday, visit the shops and galleries of Downtown Juneau. Snacks, socializing, and meeting artists in person highlight these evenings.
Upcoming Events at Annie Kaill's
Jewelry trunk show with Leah Sturgis - Friday, July 24, 2015
In July, we're having a jewelry trunk show with Leah Sturgis!
Leah Sturgis was a longtime Juneau resident who had to move away a few years back due to her husband's work commitments. But, Juneau is still home and she comes back every year.
Leah's handmade jewelry includes primarily necklaces and earrings in eye-catching geometric designs. She uses many natural materials such as coral, fossilized ivory, bone, porcupine quills, and semi-precious gems; as well as Czech glass, vintage buttons and beads. Leah's handmade jewelry exudes sophistication and class, and can easily be dressed up or down.
Leah's work is a perennial favorite among Juneau ladies and there is always excitement when we get a new batch of Leah Sturgis jewelry in. And for the trunk show we will have a huge selection as well as the opportunity to meet Leah in person!
The opening event with Leah will take place Friday, July 24, 2015 - and the trunk show will remain on display through the weekend of July 25-26.
View Leah Sturgis's webpage
Byron Birdsall and Courtenay Birdsall Clifford - August First Friday - August 7, 2015
Byron Birdsall, one of Alaska's most recognizable artists, will headline our August First Friday event. He will be showing original paintings and also personalizing prints.
Byron will be joined by his daughter Courtenay Birdsall Clifford of Skagway, who is also an accomplished artist. Courtenay's Alaska-inspired artwork is primarily in watercolor and acrylics.
Joyce Payne - September First Friday - September 4, 2015
September will feature original pottery by Joyce Payne. Joyce is a studio potter here in Juneau who has done many shows around town over the past several years.
Work that Joyce will be showing at Annie Kaill's includes dipping plates, raku salt & pepper shakers, raku shell shakers and salt cellars. In particular, Joyce's exibition will feature a series of serving and dipping plates influenced by the style of ancient Greek fish plates.
The event will take place on Friday, September 4, beginning at 4:30 pm.
View Joyce Payne's webpage
MK MacNaughton and Jay Crondahl - October First Friday - October 2, 2015
Juneau artist MK MacNaughton will present her latest collection of new original artwork at the September First Friday event.
MK will be joined by Juneau artist Jay Crondahl. More information about Jay's art coming soon!
The event will take place on Friday, October 2, beginning at 4:30 pm.
View MK MacNaughton's webpage
Barbara Lavallee and Alice Tersteeg - November First Friday - November 6, 2015
Once again for November, we have Barbara Lavallee and Alice Tersteeg as our featured artists.
Barbara Lavallee is one of Alaska's most recognizable artists, known for her fanciful paintings of Alaskans doing everyday activities like fishing, dancing, working, and playing. Barbara is also the illustrator of many children's books, including the Alaska classic, "Mama Do You Love Me?" She will be showing original artwork and also personalizing her prints, calendars, and books.
Alice Tersteeg is a longtime Juneau artist and former professor of art at the University of Alaska - Southeast. Alice brings a new collection of original paintings each year, and they debut at the November First Friday show.
The event will take place on Friday, November 6, beginning at 4:30 pm.
View Barbara Lavallee's webpage and catalog
View Alice Tersteeg's webpage
GALLERY WALK 2015 - December First Friday - December 4, 2015
The First Friday in December is Gallery Walk, the traditional kickoff of the holiday season in downtown Juneau. This is our downtown's biggest event of the year, and the event that spawned the monthly First Friday's. Stores and galleries throughout downtown stay open late and feature snacks, socializing, and guest artists. This is truly one of Juneau's must-do events each year.
We feature multiple guest artists for the event. Our Gallery walk lineup so far includes the following artists:
|Barbara Craver of Juneau will be presenting a collection of new paintings in acrylic and oil.|
|Puanani Maunu of Juneau will be presenting a collection of new oil paintings.|
Gallery Walk will take place on Friday, December 4, 2015, beginning at 4:30 pm. Also, festivities continue on Saturday, December 5 with snacks and select guest artists.
This list is tentative and is regularly updated, so stay tuned for any additions or changes. To be alerted to upcoming events by email, we invite you to join our email list.