Homer Council on the Arts envisions a future in which our community maintains its identity as one of Alaska's art centers.

HCOA supports a diverse mix of artistic expression,
ensuring that art remains the core of the Homer experience.


Recognized by the Governor as “the backbone of Homer’s energetic arts community”, Homer Council on the Arts, HCOA, serves the lower Kenai Peninsula offering a menu of dynamic and innovative arts programs. Named the official local arts agency by the Alaska State Council on the Arts we align with our diverse and ever-changing community needs.


The historical roots of HCOA reaches back to 1958 when advocates began to bring performing artists to rural Alaska. In 1975, loosely formed Homer area arts groups joined together to establish a formal organization to meet increasing programmatic needs. Incorporated in 1975, and achieving nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c) (3) status in 1982,
HCOA began working toward the creation of a cultural arts facility in Homer. 


HCOA is honored to continue to present performing arts with local and international talent, and provide place for deep exploration of the creative process. Join us as we engage and explore the intersection of arts and culture. 


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Board of Directors


Peggy Paver
Executive Director

Kari Odden
Operations & Programs Assistant

Sallie Rediske
President / Chair

Janie Buncak
Vice President

Susan Johnson

Gundega Snepste

Cindy Nelson

Gundega Snepste

Kiirsten Styvar

Maygen Lotscher

Caitlin Walls




Community Financial Contributions

Homer Council on the Arts appreciates the generous contributions from the families and businesses in our community!
  • If you live on the Kenai Peninsula and have a bellybutton, there's no reason not to become a member of HCOA!
  • Business members get shoutouts on Facebook.
  • Members who purchase at least two member-price tickets in a year pay for their membership with savings.
  • Membership doesn't expire in December; it runs one year from the date you sign up!
  • New members receive super-cool stickers.
  • If you lose your membership card, don't worry-we will remind you when it's time to renew.
  • Renting the gallery space? Members get special treatment.
  • Nutcracker Faire vendors who purchase a membership with a booth still pay less than non-members.
  • Members happen to be our favorite people!
  • Members with benefits! No-strings-attached.

Contact Us

Homer Council on the Arts

355 West Pioneer Ave.
Homer, Alaska 99603

907 235-4288




Turn left on Pioneer and we are located next to Aurora Gems, 3rd building on the right.



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