Our Vision: Art Stirs Every Soul

Homer Council on the Arts (HCOA) is guided by the conviction that the arts are for everyone. Founded in 1975, we serve our community creating space and opportunities for people and innovative ideas to collide. Offering stellar performances, original exhibitions, arts education for all ages and abilities, and community partnerships, HCOA fuels inspiration.

Serving Homer, Alaska, and the greater Kenai Peninsula 

 

Pink Martini with Storm Large
Mountain Top by Rita Pfenninger
Ireland Styvar on aerial silks
Homer Council on the Arts Annual Meeting

PERFORMANCE

Experience the transformative power of performance with artists from all corners of the globe. From music to dance, drama to comedy, we offer performances that stimulate imagination.

GALLERY

Presenting local artists including emerging through accomplished, traditional through contemporary. Our gallery is an ever changing palate of thought provoking inventiveness. 

EDUCATION

Arts are the window through which we connect deeply to ourselves and each other. We offer workshops and classes that stimulate creativity in visual, literary, and performing arts for youth and adults. 

 COMMUNITY

Our role is that of collaborator and consensus builder, partnering with other organizations to ensure that visual, performing, and literary arts flourish and remain accessible to all.


FEATURED EVENTS

Presenting performances that kindle creativity.

 

Each year, Homer Council on the Arts brings diverse national and international performing artists to Homer to inspire our community. Some of the performers you may already know, others may be brand new, either way you can be assured that you will be a part of an exceptional performance that will touch your soul. 

 

 

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

We believe arts are the window through which we connect deeply to ourselves and each other.

 

Homer Council on the Arts offers workshops and classes that stimulate creative exploration in visual, literary, and performing arts for youth and adults. 

 

 

YOUTH CLASSES

ADULT CLASSES

We foster collaborations between organizations and champion individuals and businesses that engage in creative expression.

 

History demonstrates that culture instigates change. We see our role as a community arts organization to facilitate our local and aspiring artists. We recognize a handful of artists each year with our annual Art and Scholarship Awards, and produce the annual Nutcracker Faire. We engage in advocacy as collaborator and consensus builder, partnering with other organizations to ensure that visual, performing, and literary arts flourish and remain accessible to all in our community. 

 

 

COMMUNITY CORNER

Local support is the lifeblood of our organization.

 

Recognized by the Governor as “the backbone of Homer’s energetic arts community”, Homer Council On the Arts has been integral on the Lower Kenai Peninsula providing opportunities for all people in our community to experience and participate in the arts. Local support is the lifeblood of our organization. Your tax-deductible donation enables us to secure contributions from regional and national funding agencies in order to continue our work of 41-years offering quality arts programming for our community.