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The Anchorage arts are as varied as the landscape. Internationally renowned performers join local talent onstage, while countless festivals, a variety of cultural affairs and talented artists thrive amid inspiring surroundings. Sporting competitions of world-championship caliber offer both sideline spectator and competitor a great mecca for adventure. Winter, summer, spring and fall — the range is wild! 

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Alaska Native elder in fur parka with traditional dance fans at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.
Alaska Native elder in fur parka with traditional dance fans at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. ©Brian Adams/Alaska Native Heritage Center

Arts & Culture Articles

Cultural gatherings are a much-anticipated part of the Alaska Native culture and can be some of the best opportunities to interact with Alaska Native locals.
Timeless, indigenous, diverse, eclectic, provocative, original – the arts in Anchorage reflect the inspiration felt everywhere; in the environment, the people, the culture and scenic surroundings.
Anchorage's nightlife has never been better! Go dancing, see a show, check out a live band or trade stories of the day’s adventures in a local pub. Wind down or crank it up – it’ll be a night to...
Listen for the resounding rhythm and song that floats through Anchorage, carried by the beat of an outdoor concert, music festival or cultural performance.
Diverse and daring are the words that best describe Anchorage’s performing arts scene, which offers a spotlight for local and visiting artists to shine.
There’s always something going on in Anchorage, and that’s the way locals and visitors like it. In fact, we throw parties year-round, no matter the weather or occasion.
Listen for the resounding rhythm and song that floats through Anchorage, carried by the beat of an outdoor concert, music festival or cultural performance.
From sentimental favorites to smash Broadway sensations, the Anchorage arts scene presents a wide range of performances for the 2013-2014 season.