First Friday of the new year brings variety of events

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council released information about January’s First Friday events.


Juneau Arts & Humanities Council: Ashley Lohr | Layered Scapes & Charles Vice | New Year Renewal  

350 Whittier Street, Juneau Arts & Culture Center

4:00-7:00 PM

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council will feature two solo exhibitions for the month of January 2024: Ashley Lohr: “Layered Scapes” & Charles Vice: “New Year Renewal”. Join us for an opening reception with the artists on First Friday, January 5 from 4-7pm at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center Gallery. 


Ashley Lohr is an artist and art teacher living and working in Alaska. She grew up in New Jersey and moved cross country to Petersburg to teach full time in 2008. She earned her masters in studio art from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2015 with a focus in painting. 

Layered Scapes will feature an even display of handcrafted enamel jewelry and digital paintings. With Ashley’s extensive studio / painting background and very recent adoption of jewelry making, she has been thinking a lot about fine art vs. craft and their definitions. Her intent is to create an exhibition that creates discussion on this topic.  

Charles Vice has traveled for years and always had a penchant for taking photos. He focuses on natural photos and landscapes with minimal manipulation. 

New Year Renewal will feature a variety of recent photos printed on canvas and metal.

Exhibit up through the month. 

Juneau Douglas City Museum: Switch and Exchange: A Brief History of Telephones in 20th Century Juneau 

114 West 4th Street 

4:00-7:00 PM

Telephones, switchboards, and the lines that connected them were once signifiers of a thriving modern community in the 20th Century.  Juneau, as the first city in Alaska to have an established telephone system, exemplified a modern community in this way. This mini exhibition explores the history of landline telephones, Juneau’s early telephone company, and why Juneau has a community named Telephone Hill through interactives, phones, photographs, and art. 

Exhibit up through the month. 

Marie Drake Planetarium: Open House 

1415 Glacier Avenue

5:30-7:00 PM

Join us anytime between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm to check out what the planetarium offers.  We will explore the universe with our new digital projector and share some short full-dome movies on our 30-foot dome. Bring your astronomy questions. Suitable for all ages. 

First Friday opening only. 


Drip Drop Wonder Shop: Zac Pease | What’s Good? 

220 Front Street

4:00 PM-9:00 PM

Drip Drop Wonder shop presents “What’s Good” by Zac Pease, a collection of hand painted shirts and improvisational live synthesizer set. You won’t want to miss it.

First Friday opening only.  

Imperial Saloon: Sunny Porch

241 Front Street

5:30 PM-7:00 PM

The band Sunny Porch will play music at Imperial Saloon during January 2024 First Friday. Sunny Porch is a duo with Melanie Brown singing and playing guitar with Marcus Beckmann on bass. 

First Friday opening only. 

Imperial Saloon: Juneau Softball Association Registration Roundup

241 Front Street

5:00 PM-7:00 PM

The Juneau Softball Association (JSA) is kicking off the new year with their first Registration Roundup at the Imperial, from 5-7pm on Friday, January 5! 

Registration Roundups are an opportunity for anyone in the community to come and talk to JSA reps about slowpitch softball, get signed up on the free agents list, and find out more about JSA and what we do. 

We also welcome our current players and managers to stop by and say hi! 

First Friday opening only. 


Barnaby Brewing Company: Candice Ivie of Ivie Photography 

165 Shattuck Way

4:30 PM-9:00 PM

BBC will host local photographer Candice Ivie of Ivie Photography — an elopement, family and landscape photographer. She’ll be showcasing her breathtaking landscapes of Southeast Alaska. Prints and frames art will be available for purchase during the event. 

Exhibit up through the month. 


Rainbow Foods: Modern Oil Paintings by Page Bridges 

4th and N Franklin

4:30 PM-7:00 PM

Come join the artist in her ongoing exploration of her new outer space style.  New paintings will be on the coral wall over the sandwiches. If you would like a tour of all the paintings there, some painted as long ago as 35 years, please ask!  PB will be there, glad to show you.  The style is unique, the paintings are relaxing. 

Exhibit up through the month.

Devil’s Club Brewing Company: Alex Dye 

110 N Franklin Street

4:00 PM-8:00 PM

For the very first First Friday of 2024 we are thrilled to be hosting Alec Dye! Originally from Los Angeles, Alec Dye works in a spontaneous, expressive style using ink sketches and watercolor washes. He enjoys subjects of the everyday, which might go overlooked allowing the viewer a refreshed perspective. You’ll often find him at local bars, sketching unassuming patrons for this next piece. 

Exhibit up through the month. 

Spice Cafe & Gallery: Seven Women and their Visual Journeys Beyond Words

116 N Franklin Street

4:00 PM-8:00 PM

Spice Cafe & Gallery will feature  the artwork of Hali Denton, Kathy Hamblett, Shellie Hanson, Pua Maunu, Cynthia Pring-Ham, Teri Gardner Robus and Barbara Shepherd. These seven women are all members of a long-running book group who also share a common love for expression Beyond Words. Live music by Gypsy Jazz Quartet, 6pm to 9pm. 

Exhibit up through the month. 

Juneau Artists Gallery: Artists Search

175 S Franklin Street, Ste. 111, Senate Building

4:30 PM-7:00 PM

The Juneau Artists Gallery is looking for new artists to join our family.  We are a cooperative gallery with all local artists who each have a section in the gallery.  We have no employees and run the gallery together.  We believe in fostering a creative spirit where Juneau artists support and inspire one another. 

Please come by Friday January 5th to meet some of our artists and find out about joining the Juneau Artists Gallery as a member artist.  We will have information and applications on hand.  Of course our loyal customers are all invited to come and enjoy our great treats while checking out the new creations of our talented group.

Find us on the ground floor of the Senate Building, 175 South Franklin.  First Friday reception 4:30 to 7 pm. 
Exhibit up through the month.