September in the Gift Shop

Gift Shop Artist of the Month

Laura Sample

Featured: September 4-24, 2021

Gift Shop Hours: Monday–Saturday, noon–6 pm

Dragonfly by Laura Sample

Laura Sample lives and works in Fairbanks, Alaska, where she currently creates work in pen and ink that illustrates unsung and lesser-known species found in subarctic and arctic climates. Her other artworks include illustrations inspired from the human and natural environment composed of graphite, ink, charcoal, and pastels. Laura has a scientific background, which has provided her with the opportunity to merge her skill in illustration with her work in environmental management. Her aim is to share the lesser-known (but equally beautiful) resources of Alaska with the public.

Tanana Arctic butterfly car by Laura Sample

Bear Gallery visitors please note:

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

  • In following the CDC’s current mask guidelines, wearing a mask is highly encouraged but not required for vaccinated individuals.
  • Social distancing of no less than 6ft apart must be observed within the Bear Gallery.  
  • The current limit of visitors in the gallery at one time is 15 individuals.
  • Our COVID-19 mitigation plan involves the frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces to ensure the safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this effort to stay open while supporting artists and arts supporters safely and responsibly.