Bear Gallery re-opens in July with Quilt Alaska exhibition

Fairbanks Arts warmly welcomes art enthusiasts back to the Bear Gallery in July with Quilt Alaska 2020. Quilt Alaska is a non-juried exhibition organized by the Cabin Fever Quilters’ Guild and hosted by Fairbanks Arts Association in the Bear Gallery. While enjoying an array of quilts, viewers will have the opportunity to vote for a viewer’s choice pick. Raffle tickets to win one special quilt in the exhibit are for sale in the Bear Gallery.

Cabin Fever Quilters’ Guild (CFQG) is a non-profit organization with members who share a passion for quilting. The guild meets monthly and new members are always welcome. CFQG is a community-service oriented group, and donates quilts to all members of families whose homes have burned. In addition, CFQG donates many quilts to the Quilts of Valor program for members of the military.

You can learn more about Cabin Fever Quilters’ Guild at

You can also follow Cabin Fever Quilters’ Guild on Facebook.

PLEASE NOTE: As Fairbanks Arts re-opens in the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, there are some important things for visitors to be aware of:

Gallery hours and First Friday: Until further notice, Bear Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 12-6 pm. In an effort to avoid large gatherings, there will be no First Friday reception in July.

Entering the building: Until further notice, the south entrance of the Centennial Center (facing the main parking lot) will be closed to the public. In an effort to reduce the amount of traffic through the building, visitors must use the north doors (those facing the carousel and playground).

COVID-19 mitigation measures: Fairbanks Arts’ board of directors has approved COVID-19 mitigation measures that include (but are not limited to):

  • Visitors to the Bear Gallery must wear a mask. We ask that visitors bring their own masks, but should a visitor be without one, we have a limited supply of volunteer-crafted masks we can give out. No entry without a mask.
  • Social distancing of no less than 6ft apart must be observed within the Bear Gallery
  • Our COVID-19 mitigation plan involves the frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces to ensure the safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff.
  • Our complete mitigation plan is available upon request. Email to receive a copy.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this effort to re-open safely and responsibly.