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.



We make our space readily available to the community through affordable rental rates. The gallery easily converts to open space for events, meetings, recitals, conferences, parties, and 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 Please call (907) 235-4288 with any questions.


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 today, and thank you!


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.


2019 Winners to be announced at our Annual Meeting june 7


Past Award Recipients


  • 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

    2017 WINNERS

  • 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

2016 Winners

  • 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.