Celebrate Anchorage Community House's grand re-opening and co-location at the Church of Love. See how ACH has reimagined the apartment in the back of the COL. We're opening our doors to you on Valentine's Day to check out all the nooks and crannies of this eccentric building. All aspects of the COL will be activated: artists' studio tours, s'mores by the fire pit, art installations, live music, and craft stations throughout the building.
A System of Strings is a contemporary circus show created and performed by multidisciplinary American circus artists Ariel Schmidtke and Esther de Monteflores. A System of Strings fuses shadow puppetry and physical theater with traditional circus arts including trapeze, wire walking, and acrobatics. This show is 1 hour in length and, though not specifically geared towards children, is suitable for audiences of all ages.
Join ADK Events LLC and Bu-Tane Clan for a charity canned food drive dance at the Church of Love on Spenard. Featuring uniquely animated visual projections courtesy of Kohakt and that deep grimey bass music you love courtesy of Nine Lives, Kid Simbah, Sam Gray, DJ Lazuryte and friends.
Join us on December 16 as we gather for the first ever daylong ALASKA MUSIC SUMMIT to rally around a new vision for Alaskan music and increase the stakes for Alaskan musicians. We see a future where Alaska is an international hub of northern music, arts, and culture, and we are taking action DEVELOP, BRAND, & EXPORT Alaskan music and put Alaska on the map as “a place where music comes from”.
Spenard Song Circle is a new listening room series hosted by Emma Hill. The event will always feature two special guest songwriters. The songs will be shared in the round. This series is meant to showcase songs, stories and themes from the artists inspired in the moment by sharing energy and time with each other and the audience.
Join Little Fish Workshop for the Winter Makers Makers! 30 of Alaska’s most talented artists and crafters will set up shop at the Church of Love in beautiful downtown Spenard. Complete(or start) your holiday shopping all in one place on Saturday, December 2nd from 12-5pm.
An 'Open Sew' where people can work on personal projects in a collaborative setting that offers creative feedback and technical support. Every session also includes a targeted hands-on workshop to provide technical information about a specific topic.
A celebration of Landscape Design, Murals, Mimes and Spenard. Toast s’mores and sip hot cider around the fire circle and engage in the time-old practice of storytelling. Wander the grounds of the Church of Love and interact with the installations and artists that are reimaging the exterior of the building.
Follow along and be part of the adventure as pianist Miki Sawada tours with a piano in a van in her Gather Hear Alaska tour! Accompanied by a documentary filmmaker, Miki explores the idea of the piano as a gathering place - a rare place for people to pause their lives and open their ears, increase awareness, and listen deeply.
Motorcycle Movie Night at the Church of Love, Concessions brought to you by Spenard Roadhouse & The magpie. 21+ free to attend.
An opportunity for the public and all the groups that participated in 3D design sessions to view the different apartment layout designs and vote on your favorite! Join the discussion about design and micro living in Anchorage.
Featuring the EcoSono Ensemble and an international cast of sound artists, the recital celebrates the beautiful soundscape of Alaska and world ecoacoustics. On Friday night, July 28, at 8pm, the EcoSono Ensemble performs a recital of scored and improvised ecoacoustic music.
Envision an online farmers market, featuring 100% local products: Alaska Grown produce, seafood, shellfish, flowers, crafts, and more, direct from local producers to a weekly pick-up location in Spenard.
We want to explore how we can maximize a one-bedroom unit design for ultimate livability and financial feasibility for actual development. We partnered with set designer Sheila Wyne to design a scale 3-D unit model with multiple moving parts and furniture to allow for real interaction in the space illustrating real constraints for real world living.
Hop on board the Spenard Jazz Fest Music Bus this Saturday outside the Church of Love. Listen to live music by the SJF Bus Band (aka Brenda Gabbert Jazz Band) noon-3pm. FREE.
Saturday, May 27, noon-3pm
Part Party, Part Jam, Part Musical Game night - a gathering of all the musicians at Spenard JazzFest and more under one roof! Musicians sample their repertoire, network, drink beer, play musical games, jam, create grooves and play tunes in the round, general public welcome to share and be reminded that we're all musical beings not very deep down!
Thursday, June 1, 7-11pm
Join Alaskan songwriter & producer Evan Phillips for an intimate acoustic performance. Phillips will be performing unplugged, without any amplification, utilizing the ambience and natural reverb of the room. This is a listening event that will be recorded for release as a live album.
The play, which has been performed for enthusiastic audiences in 32 Alaska communities, tells the story of a troubled Alaska Native teenager who decides suicide is his best option until Athabascan elder Sidney Huntington shows him how to use traditional culture to work through his despair and find his true voice.
A conceptual visual portrait of destructive habits, loneliness and the anxieties of growing older in a changing world - PEARL will be relentless, visually stunning, and unforgettable. Interactive projections, performance art, dance, installation art and theater collide to create an unforgettable visual and sensory experience.
Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) is pleased to announce a Call for Artists to advance the design of a small plaza as a permanent enhancement to CIHA’s new mixed-use building at 3600 Spenard Road.
Home but not Less: A play built on Alaskan voices, written by Merry Ellefson. The play is based on over 100 interviews with Alaskans including people who experience homelessness, care providers, public officials, and more.
#Spenardia Photovoice project was the response to what Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) learned from a community Cultural Asset Mapping initiative that started early in 2016 that was focused on the Spenard neighborhood of Anchorage, AK.