First Friday In Seward: Celebrating Art

If you happen to find yourself in Seward on the first Friday of the month, don’t forget to check out the First Friday Art walk!

What Is The First Friday Art Walk in Seward?

The First Friday Art Walk is a way for the town of Seward to celebrate and to promote local artists. The artwork on display comes in all sorts of different mediums: photographs, pottery, painting, woodworking, and mixed media. We have a lot of locally talented artists and this way they get to showcase their new art pieces to the town. Often, these pieces are also listed for sale so if you are hoping to take home a memento to decorate your home with, then this is a great event.

Each month has a unique “theme” that artists can follow, though they do not have to. The theme is to help inspire the artwork.

When is the First Friday Art Walk in Seward?

The First Friday Art Walk in Seward occurs on the first Friday during the summer months, May – September. New art pieces are installed that week and are ready for a public viewing the first Friday where the artist will be on hand to talk about their work, answer questions, and hang out. The Art Walk typically goes from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday evening. Many venues will serve light refreshments too.

First Friday Art Walk in Seward, AlaskaThe art work is left up for the entire month so regardless of when you come to Seward, you still have a chance to enjoy the local artwork.

Who Puts On The First Friday Art Walk in Seward?

The First Friday Art Walk in Seward is loosely organized between artists, local business owners, and the Seward Arts Council.

What Businesses in Seward Typically Are Involved in the First Friday Art Walk in Seward?

A lot of businesses have traditionally been involved with the First Friday Art Walk in Seward — though it can change month to month. Businesses involved in the Art Walk generally will have a hand out saying which other businesses are involved that month.

About Sarah Stokey

Sarah Stokey is a writer, blogger, dog musher, and tour operator in Seward, Alaska. In 2016 she finished the 1,000 mile dog sled race and was proudly supported by the Seward Community. Sarah is passionate about sharing her love of Seward and her sled dogs.