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.
Homer Council at the Arts is always looking for interested volunteers! Our members are involved in community projects, artist hospitality, running events, and numerous other ways to support the arts in Homer. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org today, and thank you!
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We make our space readily available to the community through affordable rental rates. You can use our space as an event, birthday party, conference space, or more! To reserve a date fill out this application and submit it to the office at 355 W Pioneer Ave, Homer, AK 99603 or email email@example.com.
HCOA has partnered with multiple local organizations and other non-profits this year, including Friends of the Homer Library, Homer Highland Games, and Momentum Dance Collaborative (Anchorage), as well as the Homer Chamber of Commerce and the City of Homer. Collaboration and support for our programs has also included a growing number of institutions dedicated to community health and wellness, such as South Peninsula Hospital, Hospice of Homer, Alaska Division of Public Health, Homer Independent Living Center, Seward Senior Citizens, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, American Parkinson Disease Association (Seattle), and the Southern Kenai Peninsula’s “Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership” community wellness improvement coalition.
Artist of the Year - Jennifer Norton
Art Advocate - Daniel Perry
Mary Epperson Lifetime Achievement - Mark Robinson
Jill Berryman Arts Education Award - Sharlene Cline
Kathy & Mike Pate Business Award - Mel Strydom / The Grog Shop
Diane Borgman Youth Artist of the Year - Falcom Greear
Mary Langham Volunteer of the Year - N Lynn Whitmore
Past Award Recipients
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
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
A complete listing of past arts awards recipients is on the wall in the HCOA Gallery.