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:

Parka Parade

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.

Arti Gras

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 annual 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.

Charlie’s Old Fashioned Box Social

An enjoyable evening with a live auction of boxed dinners, silent auction and a good old-time string band. Quick-sketch portraits by well-known local artists available.

Charlie Steps Out: An Evening of Fine Art

An evening fundraiser of live music, hors d’oeuvres and a wonderful opportunity to purchase fabulous works of art that have been donated to Fairbanks Arts over the years.

Charlie’s pARTy for the Arts

Twenty-five local artists create unique works of art using a specific item, each year different,  for our autumn fundraiser.This unforgettable evening will feature refreshments, live music, and an auction of artwork.

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