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Food fest, bike art tour, art classes and more at the Anchorage Museum


Anchorage Taste Makers

Local Food Festival:
Anchorage Taste Makers


3 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 22

Celebrate the local flavor the helps make our city a distinct place. Play games on the museum lawn and listen to live music from local bands. Muse Restaurant Chef Brad Harris harnesses the power of the summer sun to cook Alaska fare in a solar kitchen. Enjoy an outdoor beer garden and purchase food from food trucks, shop for unique gifts from local business that specialize in in products reflecting Alaska’s summer bounty.



Lunch on the Lawn

Lunch on the lawn

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays
This summer, get outside and enjoy lunch on the museum lawn every Tuesday with live music, local food, and different hands-on science and art activities. Brown bag it or pick up a lunch from a local food truck. Weather dependent. Read More
Monthly Wine Tasting

Monthly Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21 in Muse
July’s wine tasting is a celebration of critically acclaimed south of the equator whites. Bright and crisp, this flight is perfect for sipping on our patio. Come in to sample Tilia Torrontes, MAN Chenin Blanc and Vidigla Vinho Verde Blend. Take advantage of our on-site secure parking garage during evenings. Read More


Oil Painting Crash Course

Oil Painting Crash Course

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23
Through a combination of discussion, demonstration and painting, this informative and hands-on class covers the various steps and techniques of oil painting. Participants will paint and take home a finished still-life painting, composed of the same colors used by many of the “Old Masters” of the 16th and 17th centuries. Taught by UAA art professor David Pettibone. $100 general/$85 member Register

Blink: Creative Play

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays
Get creative, experiment and play during this drop-in gathering for ages 2 to 5 years old and their caregivers. Presented in partnership with the Alaska Club. Read More


Bike Tour

Bike Tour: Anchorage Public Art

5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14
Tour Anchorage by bicycle and learn about some of the public art in the city. Bring your bike and meet at the museum at 5:30 p.m. Read More

Curator's Tour

Noon Friday, July 15
Join a Smithsonian anthropologist for a tour of the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center. Gain a better understanding of Alaska’s Indigenous cultures through 600 Alaska Native artifacts. Learn about traditional lifeways in Alaska’s diverse regions through clothing, tools, ceremonial objects and more. Tours are offered the third Friday of every month this summer.
  Find Native art and distinctly northern designs at the Anchorage Museum Store.  
Happenings at Muse
  Try a half-price appetizer during happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. daily.  
Get Involved
  Become a member, make a donation, or volunteer.  
Credits: Food fest photo by Don Mohr; Lunch on the Lawn photo by the Anchorage Museum; wine tasting photo by Greg Martin; oil painting courtesy of David Pettibone; Blink and bike tour photos by the Anchorage Museum; curator tour photo by Chuck Choi; jewelry by Mkaye, photo by Ash Adams; Muse photo by Greg Martin; get involved photo by Chris Arend.
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