History demonstrates that culture instigates change. HCOA serves as collaborator and consensus builder, partnering with other organizations to ensure that arts remain at the core of the Homer experience.
Something is always happening here at HCOA! We host pop-up events as they emerge. Gathering together to share thoughts, ideas, creativity, joy, inspiration are at the heart of what we value and support. Check here for details about how to get involved!
Join us for our annual Nutcracker Faire, where we showcase the Kenai Peninsula's finest arts and crafts! Enjoy live music and local food while you browse the 90+ vendor booths.
Deadline November 30th.
8-10 p.m. November 3, 4
Each evening has a unique set of dances, drinks, and food!
2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos Community Art Show
First Friday Opening Reception and Day of the Dead Party: 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6
Exhibit runs Oct. 6-31, 2017
Starting October 1, Rasmuson Foundation will begin accepting nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Artist Award. The deadline for nominating artists for this grant award is December 15.
Squirrel Nut Zippers
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018
$40 HCOA Member
Homer Theatre's 14th Annual Documentary Film Festival
Sept. 21–28, 2017
October Art at Grace Ridge Brewery: Savanna Bradley
First Friday Opening Reception: 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6
Are you interested in having a gallery show? Submission deadline: September 15, 2017. Selection and notification will be October 15, 2017.
A small town Alaskan woman's journey across Jordan - Photographs and stories from Homer writer, photographer and adventure traveler, Christina Whiting, sharing about her time exploring Jordan. September 5, 6pm-7:30pm at the Homer Public Library. For more information, 435-7969.
- Artist of the Year - Dana Stabenow
- Arts Leadership / Advocacy - Homer Ocean Charters
- Arts Lifetime Achievement - Annette Bellamy
- Arts Education - Lisa Shallock
- Business Arts Patron - Harbor School of Music
- Youth Artist of the Year - Chloe Pleznac
- Volunteer of the Year - Lynn Spence
Past Award Recipients
- Artist of the Year – Jim Reardon
- Arts Leadership / Advocacy – Ed Hutchinson
- Arts Lifetime Achievement – Eva Saulitis
- Arts Education – Rosanna Moyer
- Business Arts Patron – Two Sisters
- Youth Artist of the Year – Felicity Jones
- Volunteer of the Year – Mike Pate & Hal Spence
- Arts Leadership/Advocacy – Homer Arts and Culture Alliance (Bunnell Street Arts Center, Homer Council on the Arts, Kachemak Bay Campus/Kenai Peninsula College, Pier One Theatre, Pratt Museum)
- Youth Artist of the Year – Lindsey Schneider
- Artist of the Year – Sally Oberstein
- Arts Lifetime Achievement – John Bushell
- Business Arts Patron – Homer Physical Therapy
- Arts Education – Lisa and Kirk Olsen
- Volunteer of the Year – Mary Langham
- Arts Leadership/Advocacy – Peter Swanson
- Youth Artist of the Year – Patrick Latimer
- Artist of the Year – Tom Kizzia
- Arts Lifetime Achievement – Toby Tyler
- Business Arts Patron – Quiet Place Lodge
- Arts Education – Cody Davidson
- Volunteer of the Year – Tim Quinn
- Arts Leadership/Advocacy – Bunnell Street Arts Center
- Youth Artist of the Year – Drew Turner
- Artist of the Year – Marian Beck
- Arts Lifetime Achievement – Gaye Wolfe
- Business Arts Patron – Era Alaska
- Arts Education – Carol Swartz
- Volunteer of the Year – Rachel Bilbo
- Arts Leadership/Advocacy – Ken Castner
- Youth Artist of the Year – Mariah Stuart
- Artist of the Year – Mavis Muller
- Arts Lifetime Achievement – Paula Dickey
- Business Arts Patron – Wells Fargo Insurance
- Arts Education – Carol Comfort
- Arts Leadership/Advocacy – Pratt Museum
- Youth Artist of the Year – Rufaro
- Artist of the Year – Ron Senungetuk
- Arts Lifetime Achievement – Diane Tillion
- Business Arts Patron – Homer Bookstore
- Arts Education – Cherish McCallum
A complete listing of past arts awards recipients is on the wall in the HCOA Gallery.