Art Galleries

In a place as breathtaking and beautiful as Homer, it's no wonder people are inspired to create art as captivating and moving as the landscape itself. For a small seaside town, Homer has an impressive number of art galleries and shops.

Explore some of our local art...

Ptarmigan Arts

Location: 471 E Pioneer Ave, Homer, AK
Distance from Us: 4 miles

A wonderful and eclectic gallery located in downtown Homer, Ptarmigan Arts has been in business since 1984. Ptarmigan Arts is a cooperative owned and operated by member artists. (They currently have over 30 artist members.) Here, you'll find a variety of works by local artists, including paintings, woodwork, sculpture, photography, and pottery.

Ptarmigan Arts also hosts weekend shows featuring the works of local artists. They offer visual arts scholarships to high-school students seeking to take their visual arts education to the next level.

Two of their artists created the artwork of Neverland at Second Star Mansion.  Enjoy this image of bears that represents the incredible art of Caryl and Dave Christy.

Fireweed Gallery

Location: 475 E Pioneer Ave A, Homer, AK
Distance from Us: 4 miles

Right next door to Ptarmigan Arts is the Fireweed Gallery, and you definitely shouldn't miss this gem of gallery, offering the work of a number of incredibly talented local artists, from sculpture, metal art and wood, to watercolor paintings, jewelry and clothing. and of course stunning nature photography.

Experience the talents of artists like Don Henry, Mary Frische & Tom Collopy, David Fuller, Jan Peyton, Christina Whiting, and this watercolor by artist Mary Bee Kaufman called "Poot Peak."

The Dean Gallery

Location: 40374 Waterman Rd, Homer, AK
Distance from Us: 2.2 miles

If you are interested in local cultural, then join Alaskan artists Ranja and Jeff Dean for one of the more interesting and unique art experiences in Homer.

Immerse yourself in their creative Alaskan lifestyle as you meander through a menagerie of art and animals, gardens and architecture.  Learn about life in Alaska, the climate and seasons, nature, wild food, and herbs. 

At the end of the tour, visit their working art studio and see art in the making.  (Lasts around 2 hours)

Bunnell Street Arts Center

Location: 106 W Bunnell Ave, Homer, AK
Distance from Us: 4.8 miles

Bunnell Street Arts Center is a nonprofit organization that brings together local artists and audiences, allowing them to create and explore unique works of Alaskan art. The center features monthly exhibitions, along with lectures and dialogues with artists. They showcase the work of dozens of talented artists. 

Their mission is "to spark artistic inquiry, innovation and equity to strengthen the physical, social and economic fabric of Alaska."  Their artists create jewelry, painting, photography, drawings, ceramics, and more.

Art Shop Gallery

Location: 202 W Pioneer Ave, Homer, AK
Distance from Us: 4.5 miles

The Art Shop Gallery offers an extensive collection of arts and other gifts. The gallery features original artwork by Alaskan artists, including Byron Birdsall, Barbara Lavallee, Bruce Nelson, and Jon Van Zyle.

Besides original paintings, you'll find such unique gifts as bone and ivory carvings, wire-weaving jewelry, wood carved tables, and Alaskan Christmas ornaments. Art Shop Gallery also has Alaskan books and calendars for sale. You can stop by the physical store and browse their large collection of unique Alaska-made art.

Enjoy this image of Sunrise on the Homer Spit by Homer Artist Tracy Early.

Norman Lowell Gallery

Location: 70117 Norman Lowell Rd, Anchor Point, AK
Distance from Us: 16.4 miles

"I came to Alaska to paint the wild north country. Alaska captured me and has inspired me all these years. The beauty and wonder of Alaska have carried my imagination to its heights and moved me to express my impressions in the art of painting."  Norman Lowell, 2008

The gallery, located on the bluff overlooking the Anchor River, houses a permanent collection of over 300 paintings on the original homestead property of the Norman Lowell family.

You can purchase quality prints and original artwork at the gallery's sales room (pictured to the right). The rest of the property, which includes Norman and Libby's original cabin and beautiful gardens, is also open to the public.

Donations allow the homestead, including the gallery, to be available to the public free of charge.

Inua "The Spirit of Alaska"

Location: 4287 Homer Spit Road
Distance from Us: 7 miles

Located on the Homer Spit, Inua, "The Spirit of Alaska" carries a wide variety of native crafts from across the State of Alaska. 

For many years this treasure of a store has offered quality handcrafted jewelry, ivory carvings, knives, and apparel. 

It is a wonderful place to take in some of the incredible talent of local artisans, see the unique flavor and style of Alaskan art, and enjoy the ambiance of the Cannery Row Boardwalk on the spit.

Enjoy this piece by Ron Apangalook, a Yup'ik Eskimo from St. Lawrence Island.  This is called "Walrus Shaman."


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