Monthly Archives: December 2012

Congratulations to Guy West!

Congratulations to Guy West December Volunteer of the Month!

Guy Robert West is 35 years old and was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. He loves to volunteer, listen to country music, play video games, and to watch older classic films. His favorite movie is Gone with the Wind. Guy loves to compete in the Special Olympics and has won two gold medals in swimming at the event. Guy says that he is happy that winter is underway because he enjoys tubing and because his birthday is in December. Happy birthday Guy and thank you for being such a wonderful volunteer!

19th Annual Statewide Poetry Contest

Time to start writing!

Fairbanks Arts Association’s Literary Arts Committee is now accepting entries for the 19th Annual Poetry Contest! The purpose of the contest is to encourage, publicize and reward the writing of high quality poetry. Winners of the contest will be announced on March 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm at Fairbanks Arts Association’s Bear Gallery in the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way. Click on the link for the flyer for more information about the contest- this contest is open to elementary through high school students and adults!


Annual Statewide Poetry Contest


Be sure to read about the juror for this year’s Statewide Poetry Contest, Anne Coray.
About the Juror

Saturday, December 15, 1:00 PM- CASH MOB at Well St. Art Company

At the Fairbanks Arts Association, our mission is to promote traditional and contemporary arts in the Interior. Please join us on Saturday, December 15, in supporting a wonderful local business who has done much to support the Fairbanks community (and even find a meaningful gift for a loved one)! FAA has chosen Well St. Art Company for a special cash mob appearance.

 A note from Shannon Daut, executive director of the Alaska State Council on the Arts:

‘When we buy local we increase the impact of our dollars by keeping the money within our communities and within the state. Locally owned businesses are crucial to the health of our communities, not only because of their economic impact but also because they are committed to working within the community to strengthen it. But . . . what’s better than buying local? Buying local ART!

As the holiday gift-giving season is in full swing, we are taking this opportunity to feature a number of local businesses that highlight and sell Alaskan art and creative goods. A number of these communities are also organizing “cash mobs” to highlight a local store in their town.

What is a cash mob? Basically, it’s a flash mob that assembles people at a specific location to buy goods from a local store, rather than to sing or dance, which is what flash mobs typically do. You can see a recent Today Show clip that explains how they work.”

The cash mobs will all occur on Saturday, December 15th at 1:00 p.m.

Join us this coming Saturday to find lovely gifts for the holidays, support our local economy, and support the arts in the Interior. see you at WELL STREET ART COMPANY, located at 1304 Well Street.