Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
The 23rd Annual Crab Fest Art Show will be staged in Fisherman's Hall in downtown Kodiak right in the heart of all the Festival fun.
Please join us on Friday, May 26 from 5 pm to 7 pm for a opening reception catered by Java flat and artist meet and greet.
Crab Festival Art Show Hours:
Friday, May 26 from 12 noon to 6 pm;
Friday, May 26 opening reception 5 to 7 pm
Saturday, May 27 from 12 noon to 5 pm
Sunday, May 28 from 12 noon to 5 pm
Monday, May 29th 12 noon to 3 pm
Many thanks to Bonnie Dillard for creating the artwork at right representing the 2023 Crab Festival Art Show.
ABOUT THE ART SHOW
The Crab Fest Art Show was started in 2000 by the Kodiak artist collective known as Dancing Salmon Artists. Over the years the effort developed into the premiere spring show where Kodiak artists could debut and share new work. Traditionally held in the Kodiak Inn Harbor Room over the Memorial Day weekend, the art show has typically included an opening reception where patrons can meet the artists and learn more about their artistic practice.
In 2019 The Frame Shop and Kodiak Arts Council assumed organizing responsibilities for the Crab Fest Art Show.
In 2020 the Crab Festival Art Show was entirely virtual and hosted online at www.kodiakartshow.org. In 2021, the show returned in person with a continuing companion virtual exhibit in order to reach a broad audience and facilitate sales of artwork to the public.
The Crab Fest Art Show flyer was designed by artist Tasnah Bercy of “Made by Tasnah”. Made By Tasnah features cards for all occasions, prints, and stickers from original watercolors. Designs are inspired by the amazing array of wildlife, plant life, and marine life on Kodiak Island! Thanks Tasnah for volunteering your artists eye to uplift your fellow kodiak artists!
You can find Tasnah at The Crab Fest this year sharing space with The Frame Shop and tie dye artist Sally Troxell.
Kodiak Arts Council
The Kodiak Arts Council, a (501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the local arts agency for Kodiak Island. KAC creates opportunities for the people of Kodiak to experience and participate in the arts. Our major programs include 1) an annual Performing Arts Series, bringing high quality performance art to the island, 2) a community theatre program producing works of music, dance and theater to develop and show case the artistic talents of community members of all ages, 3) SumArts for Kids program providing affordable classes and workshops in all arts forms to young people, 4) our Partners in Education work with the Kodiak Island Borough School District, supporting professional learning in the arts for educators and teaching artists, and arts opportunities for Kodiak students, and 5) our Member Organization program, supporting and promoting the creative work of ten community arts groups.
The Frame Shop
The Frame Shop is a family owned store that has provided Kodiak with fast, affordable, quality custom framing for ten years. Their services provided include custom framing, local and Alaskan art sales, shadowbox framing, canvas stretching, dry mounting, oversize laminating, printing, gift wrapping/packaging/shipping, and frame repair. The Frame Shop promotes and sells the work of numerous Kodiak artists through their in-person and online gallery. The owner and her family volunteer their time and love to the Crab Fest Art Show in the hopes of lifting up the local arts community.
Kodiak Crab Festival
The Kodiak Crab Festival is produced annually by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce for the benefit of the residents of Kodiak, Alaska. Crab Fest is a time for the community to celebrate the abundant resources that we receive from the sea. The 2022 Crab Festival features the theme Get Kracken.