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 By Tommy Wells    Arts    October 5, 2017

Volunteers complete work on updated aviation mural

The City of Seward moved one step closer to having one of its prized murals being returned to action when volunteers joined with the Seward Mural Society recently to apply the final brush strokes to...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Arts    September 21, 2017

Seward Music and Arts Festival to begin Friday

The Seward Music and Arts Festival will get under way this weekend, bringing some of the area’s top musical performers to Resurrection Bay. The event will begin on Friday, Sept. 22, and run through Sunday, Sept. 24. The weekend will include live...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Arts    August 17, 2017

'Harmony Keys' honored at AWJE show in Anchorage

A painting by Seward artist Dot Bardarson titled "Harmony Keys" gained state-wide notice recently when it was judged among the state's elite pieces of artwork at the 43rd Annual Alaska Watercolor Juri...

 

Salmonfest to kick off festivities this Friday

To be sure, there will be no shortage of fish, love or music this weekend on the Kenai Peninsula. Salmonfest will make sure of that. Alaska’s largest festival will showcase more than 60 bands and musical acts over a three-day period beginning...

 

Organizers aim for waste-free Salmonfest

Salmonfest 2017 will be getting help from Cook Inletkeeper and ReGroup to minimize waste at this year’s festival, which is scheduled for August 4 to 6 in Ninilchik. The three-day event will feature some of the country’s top musicians, including...

 

Holland lights up PCP ...

Dot Bardarson, chair of the Holland America Community Advisory Board, presents Seward Arts Council President Justine Pechuzal with a grant award. Holland American makes donations to nonprofit...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Arts    July 27, 2017

Yukon Bar to celebrate 75th with bash

The Yukon Bar will mark its 75th year as a hotspot for some of the state’s top musical talent with a special lineup of artists in August, and with a special two-day birthday bash. According to Michelle Saltz, the local pub will stage its...

 

Mini-grant funds for Lego Club

The Seward Community Library & Museum’s Lego Club has received a boost from the Seward Community Library Association. The SCLA received a $650 mini-grant from the Seward Community Foundation recently and is giving those funds to the library’s...

 

Alaska Women Speak features Pels' mural book

The Summer 2017 issue of Alaska Women Speak features a full-page review of “Framed by Sea & Sky: Community art in Seward, mural capital of Alaska,” by Seward-born Jacquelin Ruth Benson Pels. “Art has a long history in Seward,” the review begi...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Arts    June 8, 2017

Fearon brings island beat to Cooper Landing with tour

Clinton Fearon brought the sound of the islands to Homer last Thursday when he joined two other artists on stage for an acoustic show at Alice's Champagne Palace. The show was part of their 4-day...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Arts    May 25, 2017

Local youth selects name of July 4 parade

Thanks to Seward Elementary student Jesse Wagnor, award-winning pop star Katy Perry’s presence will be felt in the community over the July 4th weekend. Wagnor won the “Name the Parade” contest held by the chamber with his submission, “Like A...

 

Award winner ...

Seward Mayor Jean Bardarson (right) presents Jacquelin Pels with the 2017 Historic Preservation Award during Monday's Seward City Council meeting. Now a resident of California, Pels has helped...

 

Jewel will headline Salmonfest

Jewel Kilcher will headline the 2017 Salmonfest, which takes place Aug. 4-6 in Ninilchik, the festival announced last week. The country, folk and pop singer-songwriter was raised in Homer. Her family, the Kilchers, is followed on The Discovery...

 

Book signing at museum this Sunday

Jackie Pels, author of “Framed by Sea & Sky: Community art in Seward, mural capital of Alaska,” will be at the Seward Museum for a book signing this Sunday, May 20, from 1 - 5 p.m. Pels will be in town this week for the Seward Mural Society’s...

 

Scale model of SS Dora to be explained

Dennis Mclain will present a program, “My Time with Dora,” on May 25 detailing his project to build a scale-size model of the SS Dora, a steamship that regularly plied the waters from Seward to Unalaska a century ago. He will also recap the...

 

Community Choir concert is April 27

The Seward Community Choir will present their spring concert on Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at the KM Rae Building Auditorium (across from Sea View on 3rd Ave). The concert will be free, and we are asking you to bring a food donation for the He...

 

Movies to be shown at UAF center this weekend

It’ll be another special weekend at the movies for Seward-area residents, beginning on Friday. Among the shows to be aired will be WaveMania, which will start at 6 p.m. That show will be followed by The Shallows at 8 p.m. Courtesy of the Alaska Sea...

 

'Arctic Entries' program to feature 7 Sewardites on Jan. 19

“Arctic Entries” brings Alaskans to the stage to tell personal stories - funny, sad or sweet. Seven Sewardites, that you may or may not know, will have 7 minutes to entertain you with a true life tale. Each stories follows a theme. This year,...

 

Alaska artists encouraged to submit art for ARRC contest

The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) is soliciting submissions for its annual commemorative artwork program. The artist selected will be commissioned to create artwork that is the basis for the 2018 Alaska Railroad official commemorative print. The annual...

 

'Pieces of Me' author to speak at Seward library on Oct. 21

Local residents are invited to attend a book talk and signing on Oct. 21 at the Seward Community Library and Museum with Lizbeth Meredith, author of Pieces of Me: Rescuing my Kidnapped Daughters. In this book, Meredith shares her international...

 

Roger Fuson to share his stories on Oct. 8 at SCL&M

The public is invited to attend a family story time with professional storyteller Roger Fuson on Saturday Oct. 8, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the Community Room at the Seward Community Library Museum. Fuson is a member of The Storytellers’ Guild of...

 

Wada statue dedication set for Sept. 23

The official dedication of the Jujiro Wada statue, erected this summer, will be on Friday, Sept. 23, starting at 1 p.m. The statue, which is located on the bike path at 6th and Railway, was commissioned by the Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers and...

 

'Story Time' to begin Sept. 16

The Seward Community Library & Museum is gearing up for Story Time beginning on Friday, Sept. 16, at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Room. Story Time is a weekly program full of stories, activities, and fun for children under 5 and their caregivers....

 

Library to hold 'World Hobbit Day' on Sept. 17

It’s almost World Hobbit Day! Join your friends at the Seward Community Library & Museum on Saturday, Sept. 17, to celebrate those hairy-footed, fictional friends, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins! As part of the event, library staffwill have movies,...

 

SMS putting out call for painters to help with mural

The Seward Mural Society is putting out a call for volunteers to help with the completion of its latest mural project. The SMS is thrilled with this year’s beautiful design of two very large puffins by Master Artist Liza McElroy. When finished, thi...

 

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