There’s little worse than an under-utilized PFD check—if there’s any unused PFD money still rattling around in your account (or pocket), make sure to schedule time to visit one of Alaska’s many craft fairs in November, all of which highlight Alaska artisans, products, and services—just in time for the holiday season.
Juneau Public Market is held at both Centennial Hall and the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on November 23-25. The market has taken place every Thanksgiving weekend since 1983 and includes arts, crafts, imports, photography, and wearable art, as well as food and a visit from Santa. Three-day admission to Centennial Hall is $7.50; admission is free the Public Market Annex in the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.
Ketchikan Arts and Humanities Winter Arts Faire takes place on November 24 and 25 at the Saxman Community Center. Guests can check off their entire gift list with new creations from more than eighty local artisans and kids can explore and learn at the Imagination Station while their parents shop.
Become an Industry Sponsor
On November 25, Downtown Anchorage is participating in Shop Small Business Saturday, a national event to promote shopping at local, small businesses. For 2018 Small Business Saturday will be followed by the Holiday Tree Lighting in Town Square Park. The Anchorage Downtown Partnership is gathering small businesses to offer deals, specials, and more.
In This Issue
Out of the Mine and into the Smelter
Mining has long been a key fixture of Alaska’s economy. On a small scale, people flock to the 49th state to tour different operations. Kennecott Mine was once a booming copper mining site and is now a National Historic Landmark, attracting tourists eager to visit the ghost town and get a feel of the Gold Rush era it once dominated.