Annually Fairbanks Arts Association holds a handful of fundraising and just plain FUN community events to help raise money and spread the word about all the amazing opportunities in our local art scene. Some of the events we have organized in the past include:
The Parka Parade is a Winter Carnival event celebrating the art of parka making in the circumpolar region. A Historical event which began in Fairbanks in the 1930s & continues till this day, anyone can be in the Parade that has a parka they or someone else has made.
The event features an active membership drive, craft booth to make your own Arti Gras-themed mask, costume contest and live music. Arti Gras goers who become Fairbanks Arts members at the event will be entered in drawings for prizes generously donated by local businesses. A costume contest will decide the King and Queen of Arti Gras, and a rousing dance party will cap of the evening’s festivities!
So what is Arti Gras? This first-time event for Fairbanks Arts is an opportunity for the Fairbanks community to exhibit their costume-making prowess by dressing like an artist or work of art & giving it a Mardi Gras twist.
Interior Mayors Awards for the Arts
The biannual Interior Mayors’ Awards for the Arts is an event that recognizes the efforts and achievements of those individuals and organizations who strive to increase awareness, opportunities, and quality of life in Interior Alaska through the arts. The next awards will be in 2018.