Alaska’s Rich Culture

Ketchikan Alaska fog and activitiesPhoto Credit:Bob Canepa

Alaska offers so many activities that can be done, besides fishing. Look no further than in Ketchikan, Alaska, which has the Tongass Historical Museum, Dolly’s House, Saxman Totem Park, Totem Bight and the Totem Heritage Center, and Art and Craft Galleries and Shop.

Ketchikan, Alaska is one of the most artistic places in the world proved by having the world’s greatest collection of totem poles and native art found at Saxman Village. There is also the Totem Bright State Park wherein more poles may be found and a recreated “Long House” in a beautiful forest setting is located.

The Ketchikan Alaska activities extent beyond fishing into a place with rich culture, history, and scenic places. It is a superb place to be visited by both professional and amateur artists, as it has been enriched by various cultures for years. It takes take pride in the quality and quantity of art festivals and productions there is to offer, such as the First City Players which showcases different themes for production including drama, comedy, and the like. Every February, the Wearable Art Show is conducted wherein every person with a great fashion sense can strut their stuff in the catwalk. Another event is conducted by the Ketchikan Theater Ballet which train dancers in the classical technique and contemporary style for over 30 years. K.T.B. is Ketchikan’s premiere dance school, having two hundred students and two major dance shows each year. It provides year round concerts which keeps the art-feel in the whole Ketchikan for a full year. All these are taken care of by the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council, having over fifty years of experience. It is the bond of the entire arts and humanities event, such as the Blueberry Arts Festival, among others.

The success of Ketchikan, Alaska will not be possible without the voluntary help every person in the city gives with each other. They themselves continuously improve the arts by sharing creative processes, designs, as well as accomplishments with each other. This is among the many aspects in which we can be proud of.