Fairbanks’ story is told through end of the road artists, Alaska Native cultures and remnants of pipeline and gold rush history. Artistic expression and cultural and historic roots make Fairbanks an alluring and thought-provoking destination. Events like the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, First Friday art shows, the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, Golden Days, the World Ice Art Championships and the Festival of Native Arts all illustrate the story of Fairbanks. Visit diverse venues that offer contemporary and traditional art, live music and theatre, Alaska Native cultural events, creative food and drink and historical exhibits about Fairbanks and the surrounding area.
I’m a lifelong resident simply because of the opportunities for artistic expression found nowhere else. The Fairbanks community is a diverse and abundant source of art in any form. Whether produced internally or influenced by visiting artists, our local arts culture is one of inclusiveness and cooperation. Visitors and residents alike can find their most concentrated niche or indulge in popular genres. Accessibility is a common theme and participation from all walks of life is what gives our performances and fine art a uniquely Alaskan identity. Art is our way of connecting the beauty of our region with the warmth of the people who live here.