The Sealaska Heritage Institute Arts Campus will bring 6,000 square feet of exhibit and educational space to downtown Juneau.
When it opens this summer, the indoor-outdoor facility will spotlight northwest coast art and artists, headlined by members of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian communities of Southeast Alaska.
Displays will include a totem pole and five monumental bronze masks representing Alaska's major cultural groups, along with traditional canoes and other significant pieces. The facility will also include spaces for performances and Alaska Native art markets, an art library and classrooms for both public workshops and accredited courses serving students from the University of Alaska Southeast and the Institute of American Indian Arts.
The Sealaska Arts Campus is located across the street from the institute's Walter Soboleff Building, which has museum space, public art, a gift shop and a clan house modeled after structures historically found throughout southeast Alaska.
Founded in 1980, the Sealaska Heritage Institute promotes and supports the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures through public programs and school initiatives. The nonprofit also oversees scientific research and policy efforts focused on Alaska Native language, art, history and culture.
Visit www.sealaskaheritage.org to learn more.