Arts, Music & Entertainment in Anchorage
Aside from the fact that the natural layout of Anchorage and its surrounding areas is a work of art in and of itself, there are several other places in the city that celebrate art, music and entertainment in a way that only the folks from this part of the world can. Whether it's a classical music performance or an artist's rendering of one of the many varied aspects of life in Alaska, they all find a place in which they can be rightfully spotlighted and celebrated.
The Aurora Fine Arts Gallery
not only features an impressive selection of exhibits that showcase the work of some of the area's most talented artists, they also pride themselves on making your visit as informative, educational and entertaining as it possibly can. That is largely due to the highly helpful, knowledgeable and friendly staff that are always ready to welcome visitors with a smile and happily answer any and all questions you may have about the gallery's many exhibits.
Address: 737 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501 - MAP
Phone: (907) 274-0234
Obeidi's Fine Art Gallery
is one of Anchorage's largest galleries that features a wide range of artwork from artists from all over the world. Bateman and Brenders are just a couple of the names that adorn the many paintings that hang on the walls, and if there is a piece that just has to come home with you, you can purchase lithographs in the gallery's gift shop and have them framed in the shop next door.
Address: 3502 Arctic Boulevard, Anchorage, AK 99503 - MAP
Phone: (800) 770-7072
Anchorage's Two Spirits Gallery and Art Center
is a truly special place. It is one of the city's businesses that has the notable distinction of being a Native-owned Social Enterprise. Aside from offering classes and various other educational opportunities, the gallery features the work from hundreds of artists whose works represent all facets of traditional and contemporary Alaskan art.
Address: 333 Fourth Avenue, Suite 211, Anchorage, AK 99501 - MAP
Phone: (907) 277-3334
The Alaska Native Arts Gallery
was established in 2002 as a non-profit organization dedicated to broadening the understanding of and increase in the demand for Alaska Native art. The organization also strives to improve the economic well-being of the artists who create these truly unique pieces. That is why the gallery works hard to always offer this artwork at market-sensitive prices but also at levels that will properly compensate the creators whose livelihoods depend on the support and generosity of the gallery's visitors. As you stroll through this impressive venue, there's a very good chance that you will see something that will be not only a great addition to your home or office, but your purchase of it will go to help to improve the quality of the livelihood of the artist who created it.
Address: 500 West Sixth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501 - MAP
Phone: (800) 979-2623
The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
is a group of performers that takes pride in always offering the most dramatic and satisfying entertainment. This season is no different, as the orchestra is featuring several crowd-pleasing fare as Champagne Pops, the Best of Broadway, Out of This World which couples their performance with images of outer space, and a tribute to the Silent Film era. You won't want to miss these unique and highly entertaining presentations. If you've never been to the symphony, make plans to get dressed up for a magical evening of music that you'll never forget!
Address: 400 D Street #230, Anchorage, AK 99501 - MAP
Phone: (907) 274-8668
It doesn't matter if you want to watch the show or be in it, the Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy
gives you the opportunity to see or be the entertainment. If you have always aspired to learn to dance classical ballet but never knew where to start, the Academy can point you in the right direction. Whether you're a child or an adult, the company will work hard to find a place for you in one of their productions or you can just learn to dance for your own sense of accomplishment. Once the season gets underway, there are several productions that will be taking stage for you to enjoy, whether you are sitting in the audience or waiting in the wings for your cue.
Address: 501 W International Airport Rd #22, Anchorage, AK 99518 - MAP
Phone: (907) 569-3267