• The Friends of the Homer Public Library has started its first Little Free Library at the Fritz Creek General Store. The library was designed and built by Flex School student Michael Peltier, with assistance from Flex teachers Chris Brown and Jeff Szarzi. The friends paid for materials and will keep ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:18pm
  • The 14th annual Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival is held June 19-22 in Seldovia. The four-day event starts with a musical jam on the M/V Tustumena. Headline acts include Okaidja & Shokoto, a dance and drumming ensemble from Ghana, and saxophone player Ashu. Also appearing are bands One Ta...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:17pm
  • Explore traditional and contemporary music styles, instruments, and fine arts in a fun environment for the Homer Council on the Arts HomerARTS Camp, to be held June 16-20 at West Homer Elementary School. Classes include bluegrass, folk, old-time, rock, pop, jazz and blues music plus improvisational ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:16pm
  • Homer artist Peter Lind has been awarded a research grant to study Alaska Native art work at the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Art, Seattle. The grant pays for travel and hotel expense and allows Lind to visit Seattle and the museum for five days and examine its collection. Lind said h...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:16pm
  • The Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference annual Festival of Readings, with readings by 15 poets, novelists and essayists, is June 14-16. Keynote speaker Alice Sebold reads at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mariner Theatre....

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:14pm
  • No doubt, southern Kenai Peninsula writers have been hard at work. The list of recently published books includes everything from children’s books to biographies, inspiring to mysterious, new installations for familiar series to the launch of brand new series. Now all readers have to do is sit back...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:13pm
  • For June’s First Friday, a landmark Pioneer Avenue building becomes a canvas when art lovers are invited to celebrate Mary Epperson Day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. by writing and painting on the wall’s of Epperson’s Etude Studio next to the Homer Council on the Arts. Visitors are asked to explore t...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:38am
  • Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Avenue Throw a Little Party, new pottery by Libby Berezin 5-7:30 p.m., Reception Libby Berezin shows new pottery designs in serving pieces, vases and tea pot sets. She also shows her new glaze, “Beach.”   Bun...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:37am
  • In the whirlwind week of the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, emerging and established writers and poets come together to learn, share ideas and form a community. As attendees say year after year in response comments, the conference provides camaraderie and support — the feeling that in their s...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:25am
  • As part of the city of Homer’s 1-percent for art program, new art has been installed on two Pioneer Avenue bathrooms and two Homer Spit bathrooms. A total of $18,810 was spent on the art projects. The new art installed is: • WKFL Park bathroom, Pioneer Avenue and Heath Street, “Two Sandhill Cr...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 10:30am

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