The Greater Sitka Arts Council’s Jeff Budd discusses the ongoing events for Arti-Gras, including the Art Walk taking place the evening of Friday, March 14, 2014, from 5-9 p.m. Downtown stores will be open late, and will feature work by local artists. The University of Alaska Southeast will also participate, with an exhibition on the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.
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Arti-Gras continues with Friday Art Walk
Sometime in August crews working on the Blue Lake hydro project in Sitka will shut off the old penstock from the dam and connect a new one -- work that will leave the town without its drinking water supply for up to four months. In the meantime, the city is returning to its former water plant on the Indian River, but it’s not a matter of turning a few valves. Because of higher drinking water standards, Sitka has rented a temporary filtration plant -- at a cost of about $1-million per month. more
Sitka Fine Arts Camp director Roger Schmidt and development intern Melissa Campbell discuss the camp's Restoration Internship Program. Twenty-six college students from around the country are working to save the former Sheldon Jackson College laundry, aka "Smokestack Building." Learn more about the Save It or Lose It campaign online. Also, check out a video of the project here. more