The Bear Gallery

A Fine Art Gallery & Gift Shop in Fairbanks 

The Fairbanks Arts Association in partnership with Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Rec Dept. offer a free admission fine art gallery & gift shop located in the heart of Pioneer Park. The Bear Gallery is on the third floor of the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts in Pioneer Park at 2300 Airport Road.

Summer hours for June, July, and August are from Noon to 8 pm, Daily.

Winter hours are from Noon to 6 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

Please some visit and view the wonderful art we have to view and purchase. The Fairbanks Arts Association Gift Shop is adjacent to the gallery where you can find a wide variety of art pieces by local artists.


2015 Exhibit Schedule:

January: Creating a Character: Six Years of Costume Design for Theatre UAF curated by Bethany Marx

On Display:  January 2-31, 2015

First Friday Reception: January 2, 5-7 pm

February : Patterns of Influence: Six Degrees of Separation, Juried by Kat Tomka (Anchorage)

On Display: February 6-28, 2015

First Friday Reception: February 6, 5-7 PM


March: Up with Art- Annual FNSBSD Student Show

On Display: March 6-28, 2015

Opening Reception:

High School: March 6, 5-7 PM

Elementary: March 8, 2-3 PM


April: All Alaska Juried XXXV- Statewide Touring Exhibit from Anchorage Museum

On Display: April 3-25, 2015

First Friday reception: April 3, 5-7 PM


May: Interior Artisans- Juried by Keren Lowell (Anchorage)

Artwork Intake: April 24, 25 & 26 in Bear Gallery

Juror’s Lecture: Monday, April 27 at 7 PM in the Blue Room

On Display: May 1-30

First Friday Reception: May 1, 5-7 PM


June: Thomas Payer & Mareca Guthrie

On Display: Friday, June 5- 27

First Friday reception: June 5, 5-7 PM


July: Limited Edition- An Open Exhibition of Small Works

This is not a juried exhibit and is open to all artists- submitted works must be no larger than 12″ in any direction.

Artwork Intake: June 26, 27 & 28 in Bear Gallery

On Display: July 3-August 1

First Friday reception: July 3, 5-7 PM


August: Jesse Hensel & Boreal House

On Display: August 7-29

First Friday reception: August 7, 5-7 PM


September: TBA

On Display: September 4-26

First Friday reception: September 4, 5-7 PM


October: 64th Parallel Juried by Nina Elder (Santa Fe)

Artwork Intake: September 25, 26 & 27 in Bear Gallery

Juror’s Lecture: Monday, Sept. 28 at 7 PM in the Blue Room

On Display: Friday, Oct. 2- 31

First Friday Reception: October 2, 5-7 PM

Juror: TBA


November: Randy Cheap & Iris Sutton

On Display: November 6-28

First Friday Reception: November 6, 5-7 PM


December: Rarefied Light from Anchorage Photographic Center

On Display: December 4-26

First Friday Reception: December 4, 5-7 PM

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