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What we do

Seward Arts Council is proud to support many of the groups in town that promote the arts, both financially and with volunteer support. We also sponsor a number of one-time events around town that are not listed here. If your group is interested in getting more involved in the arts community, you can learn more by emailing us at sewardartscouncil@gmail.com.

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Artists in Schools

This program introduces Seward and Moose Pass students to art techniques through workshop sessions with local professional artists. The program also seeks to provide income opportunities for artists. It is co-sponsored by the Seward Community Foundation and the Seward Parent Teacher Student Association.

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First Fridays Art Walks

Hosting businesses hold receptions to showcase individual artists and craftsmen on the evening of the first Friday from May to September, typically from 6 to 8 p.m. The events are co-sponsored by the Seward Chamber of Commerce.

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Port City Players

Seward's own community theater group, founded in 1958. They typically perform 2-3 times each year and are always enthusiastic to showcase local talent, get people laughing together backstage, and bring new people into the local theater community.

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Seward Community Band

Directed by Kim Kowalski-Rogers, the community band rehearses on Tuesday nights September through April, typically performing twice per year as well as playing for the Christmas Bazaar.

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Seward Mural Society

Founded in 1999, the artists and volunteers of the Seward Mural Society keep our town colorful and help maintain the title of "Mural Capital of Alaska" that Seward has held since 2008.

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Seward Music & Arts Festival

An annual family-friendly weekend-long event featuring live music, Alaskan craft and food vendors, children's activities, and featured artist projects. This year's event will be outdoors on September 24-25, 2021.

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Winter Family Movie Series

This local non-profit group makes an impromptu theater at the Rae Building each winter. They typically screen two shows per week, one of which is chosen specifically with kids in mind.