About Fairbanks Arts Association
Our mission is promoting excellence in contemporary and traditional arts in Alaska’s Interior. Fairbanks Arts is the oldest community arts council in the state and the official arts organization for both the Fairbanks North Star Borough and the City of Fairbanks, providing service, information, and support to local artists, organizations, and audiences. Fairbanks Arts provides programming in performing arts, literary arts, visual arts, and arts education with the assistance of advisory committees comprised of community volunteers.
Fairbanks Arts is located within Pioneer Park, previously known as Alaskaland, in the Centennial Center for the Arts building (which has also had different names over the years). Our organization and its work takes place on the ancestral and unceded lands of the lower Tanana Dene Peoples. We acknowledge this with gratitude for the Indigenous communities who have held relationship with this land for generations. We acknowledge this as a point of reflection as we engage in work that seeks to create healthier communities in and through the arts.
Fairbanks Arts’ board of directors has approved COVID-19 mitigation measures that include (but are not limited to):
- Social distancing of no less than 6ft apart is recommended.
- Masks are currently only required for sit down events in The Bear Gallery such as Artist Talks, or Literary Readings.
- Fairbanks Arts is actively monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and will make changes as necessary to keep our community safe.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this effort to stay open while supporting artists and arts supporters safely and responsibly.
Fairbanks Arts’ office is located on the first floor of the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts building in Pioneer Park at 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701.
Our office hours are from 10-6 pm, Monday through Thursday. Staff contacts can be found here. To stay up to date on Fairbanks Arts developments, sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page.
BEAR GALLERY LOCATION
Fairbanks Arts Association’s Bear Gallery is located on the third floor of the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts building. It is accessible through the north doors of the building only (facing the carousel and playground) and the south doors of the building (those facing the main parking lot). There is an elevator on the north side of the building.
BEAR GALLERY HOURS
Monday–Saturday, noon–6 pm
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