The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council announces the 2024 winter and spring programs and events

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – While in years past, the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council (JAHC) would be busy preparing for the Wearable Art Extravaganza around this time, this year the JAHC has different programs to be expected this winter and spring season. Since the Wearable Art Extravaganza is scheduled for September 21-22, 2024, the JAHC staff are putting effort into new events and old favorites, like Circus Jam, Technically Art Seminar Series, Gospel workshops, concerts, and more.

The JAHC has announced a new program series, Circus Jam, which started with its first session on Monday, January 8, 2024. Circus Jam is described as a movement-based series that focuses on performance, circus aspects, acrobatic yoga, and aerial silks. Sessions are open to all ages and abilities while encouraging participants to let their inner performers out at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center (JACC). Suggested donations are $10 per attendee. Future dates for Circus Jam, which are scheduled for 7 pm to 9 pm, are: January 22, February 5, and March 11, 2024.

The Technically Art Seminar Series is a JAHC program that provides professional development opportunities for individuals, businesses, and organizations. Future Technically Art events include:

  • How to Publish A Book – January 20, 2024, from 10 am-12 pm at the JACC
  • Pricing for Artists: Online Sales & Merchandising – March 9, 2024, from 10 am-12 pm at the JACC
  • How to Create A Wearable Art Piece – April 27, 2024, from 12-2 pm at the JACC

This February, the JAHC will present Gospel workshops for community members. All singers, whether you’re an alto, soprano, tenor, or bass, are welcome to register for the February 19-22, 2024 workshops and join the choir led by Bobby Lewis with Eustace Johnson. Workshops will be followed by a dress rehearsal on Saturday, February 24 and a concert on February 25, 2024. Tickets are now available for singers to reserve their spot in the choir.

On Tuesday, March 26, 2024, the JAHC will present a concert with JUNO-nominated artist Barbra Lica. Barbra Lica is a fast-rising Canadian vocalist and songwriter and has been receiving accolades for a unique approach that stresses subtlety, grace, and storytelling. Based in Toronto, Barbra’s live show captivates audiences all over North America with her genuine warmth and confident stage presence. Barbra Lica will perform at the JACC on Tuesday, March 26 from 7-9 pm. Tickets are now on sale for this concert.

Other JAHC events to be expected this winter and spring season include:

  • Clink Wine Tasting Fundraiser – February 9, 2024
  • Art Glasses: Indian Cooking Classes – January 23, 2024 and February 27, 2024
  • Juneau Piano Series
    • Saturday, February 10 with Kyle Farley Robinson and Jia Jia Maas
    • February 16 with Jon Hays
    • Sunday, May 19, at 3 pm: Ioanna Nikou
    • Saturday, May 25, at 7 pm: Joseph Yungen and Yue Sun 

The JAHC is requesting attendees to bring canned and non-perishable food donations with them to events at the JACC to help support the Southeast Alaska Food Bank.