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Homer Art & Frame

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Location:

4001 Lake Street

Contact:

907-435-3999

homerart@live.com

https://www.facebook.com/HomerArtAndFrame

Hours:

Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 5:30pm      

What is it?

Shopping-Arts, Crafts, & Gifts – Arts & Crafts Supply Store – Homer Art & Frame Co. offers a vast selection of art supplies and custom and quick framing in Homer, Alaska. – Tools for the Creative Spirit – We carry art supplies for professionals, students and those just having fun. In-house custom and quick framing is provided along with professional design consultation and conservation care.

Classes and workshops are also sometimes offered.

Things sold:

Arts, crafts, gifts, & supplies store.

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Homer Clayworks

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Location:

4306 Homer Spit Road

Contact:

(907) 235-6118 

https://www.facebook.com/homer.clayworks

What is it?

 A cooperative retail storefront for four potters from Homer, Alaska. Located on the Homer Spit, Homer Clayworks is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Hours:

Daily  11am – 5pm  Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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The Sea Lion

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Location:

4241 Homer Spit Road, Central Charters Boardwalk.

Contact:

(907) 235-3400 – Oct until May contact: (907) 235 8767

http://www.sealiongallery.com/

Hours:

Monday – Saturday 11am – 9 pm Sunday 12pm – 8 pm   Memorial Day to Labor Day

What is it?

Alaskan Art Gallery and Lodging on the Homer Spit. An eclectic gallery featuring artists and craftspersons of Alaska with emphasis on creations from the Homer-Kachemak Bay area and a great collection of baskets and carvings from the indigenous people of Alaska. – Sea Lion Cove:

Homer lodging in two efficiency suites located right on the beach of the famed Homer Spit, near Lands End Resort, on the second floor of the Sea Lion Gallery.

Cost? Discounts:

Rates – for lodging

North unit $145 and South unit $155 per night for single or double occupancy

$20 per person per night charge for extra people

In addition Homer has a 7.5% sales tax

Off season rates are North unit $105 and South unit $105 per night and apply from September 30 until Friday of Memorial day weekend.

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The Octopus Garden Gallery

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Location:

Coal Point Boardwalk, Homer Spit Road, 99603

 Contact:

(907) 235-7966 or (907) 235-5966

Email: lynnnaden@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Octopus-Garden-Gallery/665955316752181

Hours:

Monday – Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm  Summer

What is it?

“I’d ask my friends to come and see… A summer seasonal gallery priding itself on showing and offering unique art and creations from some of the finest artists and artisans the Homer area has to offer. Locally Inspired creations by Homer artists. Clay and cement sculpture, Cast paper, Fused and Lamp worked Glass, Paintings, Photography, Hand Knit ware, Beaded, Metal and Origami jewelry, Botanical lotions are some of the creations that can be found at The Octopus Garden gallery.Oh what a joy for every girl and boy……. “

 

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The Art Shop Gallery

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Location:

202 W Pioneer Ave, Homer, AK 99603

Contact:

(907)235-7076 ; (800) 478-7076 ;

artshopg@xyz.net

http://www.artshopgallery.com/

Hours:

Monday – Saturday 11am-6pm

Open Daily May -September

What is it?

The Art Shop Gallery offers original Alaskan art, plus the largest collection of limited edition prints and posters in Homer.  We also carry an extensive selection of Alaskan gifts, including Alaska Native ivory arts and crafts, baleen baskets, Alaskan Christmas ornaments, local pottery, glass, and jewelry. We are also your source for SPY “Happy Lens” sunglasses and Free Spirit Wear jackets and jerseys for cycling, running, and skiing. Large Selection of Originals and Prints by Well Known Alaskan and Homer Artists • Native Carved Ivory and Bone • Gifts, Pottery, Jewelry, and Handmade Alaskan Ornaments, including the Crafty Alaskan Kayaker Featured in People Magazine • Summer Artist Series with Different Artists Weekly • Custom Framing

Things Sold:

http://www.artshopgallery.com/home/shop-now/

The Art Shop Gallery offers original Alaskan art, plus the largest collection of limited edition prints and posters in Homer.  We also carry an extensive selection of Alaskan gifts, including Alaska Native ivory arts and crafts, baleen baskets, Alaskan Christmas ornaments, local pottery, glass, and jewelry. “We are also your source for SPY “Happy Lens” sunglasses and Free Spirit Wear jackets and jerseys for cycling, running, and skiing.”

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Rare Bird Pottery Studio

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Location:

2015 Bayridge Road (Studio)

Homer Clayworks, 4306 Homer Spit Road

Contact:

(907) 235-7687 ; (907) 235-6118 

Email: ahnairedale@gmail.com

http://www.ahnairedale.com/

What is it?

Ahna Iredale works in porcelain and stoneware clay. Fish and other organic designs are enhanced by local spruce ash glaze.

Hours:

Studio, 2015 Bay Ridge, open daily 11am-5pm  Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Things sold?

Mother’s Day Gifts, Spring Celebrations, Gift Ideas, Art, Home & Living, Mobile Accessories, Jewelry, Womens, Mens & Kids Vintage, Weddings Craft Supplies.

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Ptarmigan Arts

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Location:

471 E Pioneer Ave, Homer, AK 99603

Contact:

(907) 235-5345

http://www.ptarmiganarts.com/

What is it?

Ptarmigan Arts Cooperative Corporation provides a venue where Alaskan artists can exhibit and sell their artwork. Co-op members work together to enhance the artistic and cultural life of Homer through monthly shows in the Back Room Gallery, through youth art scholarships, and through mutual support.

Hours:

Monday – Sunday  10am – 6pm   Summer

Monday – Saturday 11am – 5 pm, Sunday 12pm – 5pm  Winter

Things sold:

Artwork, gifts, jewlery

Pratt Museum

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Location:

3779 Bartlett St.

Contact:

907-235-8635 

Ryjil Christianson, director of education (also employment) ; 907-435-3322 / Fax: (907) 235-2764 /

education@prattmuseum.org

www.prattmuseum.org

Hours:

Daily, 10am – 6pm    May 15 – September 14

Tuesday – Sunday, 12 noon – 5pm   September 15 – May 14

 Closed the month of January

Admin offices open year-round, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter*

What is it?

The Pratt Museum is a local museum in Homer, Alaska concerning Kachemak Bay in Southcentral Alaska.

The Pratt is a nationally-recognized community museum dedicated to art, science and culture of Kachemak Bay. Featuring interactive displays; Contemporary Art and Exhibits Galleries; “Facing the Elements” outdoor exhibit; seasonal Bear/Sea Bird Cams; marine aquaria; botanical garden; forest ecology trail; original homestead cabin; Museum Store.

Things Sold:

Toys, jewelry, books, admission, other: mini-store (related to mission).

Employment:

Hire under 18? Yes. High School internship ; $10/hour + 20Hours/week.

Internship (June – August), ages 15-18, dress casual, no open toed shoes, no logos. no heels. Resume is not *always* needed.

What can teens do?

Hangout, learn, resource.

Cost? Discounts?

Admission:          

Members: Free

Adults: $8

Seniors: $6

Youth 6 – 18: $4

Family (2 adults & children): $25

Children under 6: Free

Military, family, prearranged wavers, member are free.

Volunteer:

Volunteering is a great way to support your community museum. Opportunities include gallery hosts, retail associates, marine gallery and Harrington Cabin hosts.

Benefits to teens:

Education, job opportunity, inspiration, -art, culture, history, – and training.

Pier One Theatre

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Location:

3858 Homer Spit Rd, Homer, AK 99603

Contact:

(907) 235-7333

Lance@xyz.net

info@pieronetheatre.net

www.pieronetheatre.org

https://www.facebook.com/PierOneTheatre

What is it?

Pier One often presents serious drama, musicals, and comedy — not just schlock. They also produce dance, classical music, and youth theater events during the summer.

Schedule:

One of the big things we do in the summertime are Youth Theatre camps and that’s youth/teen theatre instruction. Those camps are held at the Homer High School Mariner Theater area and that’s where they learn theater skills of various sorts and they’re segregated by age groups. So our hours of operation at the Spit Theatre are generally from like 5:30 in the afternoon until 10:30 at night, because we do evening performances.

Teen Services:

Youth Theatre Production. There are main stage shows for which teenagers that have been through the Youth Theatre camps often audition for – just regular plays and get cast and are involved.

Cost:

The Youth Theatre camps have different tuition costs and I guess tuition is the best thing to call it. It starts with the youngest children, the 5 to 7 year olds at $100.00 and goes up to for the oldest ones to $275.00.

Discounts:

Pier One uses the cups that are – and if you save yours and bring it back, then you’ll get a discount.  So save your popcorn cup.  Put your name on it and bring it back next time for a discount.

What can teens do?

Participate in plays and volunteer to help plays happen. The production camp is 14 through 18 and it’s kind of like there is these levels that the youngest ones age 5 to 7 is just they’re learning the rudiments of theater, and then the next group learns to tell stories on stage and then the next group learns specific skills and acting and makeup and dancing and singing. And then the older group having been through that progression of classes is then ready to tackle a script and learning a part and doing all of that stuff.

Finacial Aid:

For all of the Youth Theatre camps there is a Tuition Assistance Program and we seek grants and get donations for individuals that are earmarked for Youth Theatre purposes and we then on our the application form that the student and the family fills out there is a little box to check if they would like to apply for tuition assistance.The process is pretty simple. The lead instructor for that camp will then talk to the parents and find out what the realities are for their personal financial situation. Sometimes if a family has two or three kids attending different camps it can be a financial burden that’s substantial for them. The process is pretty simple. The lead instructor for that camp will then talk to the parents and find out what the realities are for their personal financial situation. The Board of Trustees for Pier One Theatre long ago made the determination that no student should be prevented from attending a Youth. Theatre camp for financial reasons. And so we make every attempt to grant as much help as we can, especially when we see cases such as a family that’s kind of struggling in between jobs or having several kids in different camps because that can amount to a burden. So the tuition will generally run from 25 % to 75% of the cost of the tuition for that particular camp.

Volunteer:

Another opportunity for teens is on being a volunteer at the concession stand or ushering. It’s a great way to see the show for free, because you get in to see the show.  You’re guaranteed a seat if you’re an usher.  And so popping popcorn or helping change money and this and that and, or ushering are those volunteer opportunities that teenagers frequently take advantage of throughout the summer.  Any time we have a production we’re going to have ushers and concession people there.

Employment:

A techie at the theatre who is responsible for some aspect of the production that’s going on, whatever it is. And that could be running the light board or the sound mixer or moving sets backstage or helping with makeup or all of those areas of technical theater are available. We have two programs that are summer interns.  One of them is to be a summer intern and helping teach the Youth Theatre camps.

Benefits to teens:

The benefit for the youth in Homer is first of all, that being involved in any of these activities of Pier One’s means that that teen is collaborating with other people as an ensemble to produce something. And they produce something that’s public and out in the open and the teen is automatically treated as an adult in an adult situation.So I think that’s the area that I see real benefit to teenagers in working with Pier One is that no matter what the job is, whether it’s as a techie or as an usher or a Youth Theatre instructor or a performer on stage, there is this pervasive sense of the ensemble of people working together to achieve a work of art.

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Local Showcase

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Location:

4246 Homer Spit Rd, Homer, AK 99603

Contact:

(907) 235-8415 

 info@handsofalaska.com

http://www.local-showcase.com/  ;  

http://www.handsofalaska.com/

What is it?

Homer artist/crafter/entrepreneur Meriam Linder searches statewide to present exclusively Alaskan products, featuring ulus, carvings, and paintings by the Linder’s and quality handicrafts by other Alaskan artists. Meriam also presents older Alaskan treasures such as artifacts, bones, and antique maps of Alaska.

 

Kenai Peninsula Orchestra

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Location:

355 W. Pioneer Ave

Contact:

kpoalaska@gmail.com

www.kpoalaska.org

Linda Reinhart

Hours:

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Tues/Thurs

Teen Services:

Homer Youth String Orchestra Club — a precursor to the actual Kenai Peninsula Orchestra.

What can teens do?

Join! Play music! Music instruction is available.

Financial Aid or Discounts?

Scholarships are available for youth looking to join the Youth Orchestra.

Volunteer:

Always in need of volunteers. People to: put up posters and advertise, setup and breakdown stages for performances, maintain social media presence, random things to help with the summer music festival. “We’re old people.  We’re just kind of moving into this and the kids all know all about it, and so we need to generate and maintain an appropriate presence in that and we are looking specifically for someone who is skilled in that those areas that would be willing to volunteer time in maintaining setting it up and maintaining it.”

Benefits to teens:

“We benefit teens who are interested in music and particular music performance, because we are the only – that I’m aware of – classical music performance group on the peninsula.  We’re probably the best, most widely organized music performance group and we do have small groups in different genres than just classical.

We have, you know, like blue grass and big band and Celtic, you know, those small groups that are sort of affiliated.  They are our musicians that kind of break out and we’re operate in small groups of particular interest, but I think our main benefit to teens is just the opportunity to perform and listen to good music.”

Homer Council on the Arts

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Location:

355 West Pioneer

Contact:

(907) 235-4288

Email: hcoa@homerart.org

www.homerart.org

Hours:

Monday – Friday 1pm – 5pm

What is it?

Music! Dance! Poetry! Painting! Theatre!

HCOA, an incubator for the arts, supports performing, visual, and literary arts in Homer. Experience the arts with our monthly gallery exhibits, concerts, performances, craft fairs, and workshops.

Things Sold:

Tickets to events and art while a show is up

Discounts:

Youth discounts for events

What can teens do?

HCOA Provides a space for teens to gather or perform, support teens interested in pursuing the arts. Teens can volunteer, take part in the different art programs (theater program, specifically), gallery concerts.

Employment contact:

Gayle: 235-4288, Director@HomerArt.org

Financial aid:

Youth Fine Arts Scholarship (available for 6th-11th grade)

Volunteer:

Folding programs, data entry, help with technology, ushering, help at the nutcracker faire and street fairs, etc

Benefits to Teens:

“I think that’s one of the big values is collaborating with other human beings on a work of art provides a sense of accomplishment and self worth that’s incomparable. Exposure to the arts – exposure and opportunity.  Our mission is to provide opportunities and experience the arts.  So we do everything we can with what we do to make the arts available.”

Homer Art Galleries

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Location:

http://www.homerartgalleries.com/

What is it?

A comprehensive listing Art Galleries in Homer, Alaska. Find information on all the major Homer Art Galleries in one place. There is also a printable guide to the galleries of Homer.

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High Tide Arts

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Location:

4306 Homer Spit Road

Contact:

(907) 226-2600; (907) 399-1563;

Email: mail@klaaroriginals.com

http://klaaroriginals.com/

Hours:

Open daily, 11am – 7pm, Memorial Day to Labor Day

What is it?

Gallery features the art of local and statewide artists, photographers and jewelers alongside the work of owner artists Leslie and Jens Klaar. Leslie’s watercolors and collages showcase views of Alaska. Jens uses traditional Swedish techniques to carve custom knives. 4306 Homer Spit Road, Coal Point Boardwalk.

Things sold?

http://klaaroriginals.com/products

Artwork by Leslie Klaar, Clothing, Jewelry, Knives by Jens Klaar, & Other Products (like handmade bottle openers, knives, cheese cutters, antler pet treats, etc).

Harbor School of Music

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Location:

3691 Ben Walters Ln # 2, Homer, AK 99603

Contact:

(907) 235-6705

Website:

http://harborschoolofmusic.org/

What is it?

During the school year, we offer private music lessons for piano, guitar, percussion, violin, and music theory. All levels accepted, from beginners through college preparatory students. *Dance Classes now available!!*

Cost?

Music Lessons: Annual enrollment fee is $30/student or $75/family (3 or more students).

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First Friday! Monthly Art Openings

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Location:

Homer Art Galleries

Hours:

First Friday of each month

~ 5pm – 7:30pm

What is it?

The first Friday of each month most of the galleries and some restaurants and cafes around town open new shows with a Friday evening event.

World-class art galleries and artist studios abound in our community. You will find paintings in oil, watercolor and octopus ink, along with creations from clay, fiber, beads, paper and glass. The monthly ‘First Friday’ event often includes an opportunity to meet the artists, and participate in a discussion of their work.