Downtown Association of Fairbanks – Fairbanks Alaska

THEATRE SEASON GETS EXTRATERRESTRIAL WITH “INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS” @ HERING AUDITORIUM

The Intergalatic Nemesis—Target Earth: A Live-Action Graphic Novel will be taking Fairbanks by storm on January 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm at the Hering Auditorium. Sponsored by Kinross Fort Knox Gold Mine, this is an all-ages, fast-paced, not-to-be-missed performance to kick off the second half of the Fairbanks Concert Association 2014 – 2015 season. Tickets are available online at fairbanksconcert.org. When The Intergalactic Nemesis Live-Action Graphic Novel premiered, more than 2,100 people turned out. Shortly thereafter, it was featured on NPR and Conan O’Brien. Now, in its third touring season, the production has hit more than 80 venues around... [Read more]

FREE LEGAL ADVICE @ RABINOWITZ COURTHOUSE

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., volunteer lawyers of the Fairbanks bar will offer free legal advice. The clinic is for Alaskans with civil legal needs including family, landlord-tenant, and public benefits issues. The event will take place on Monday, January 19, at the Rabinowitz Courthouse on Lacey St., from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This clinic is a public service project of the Alaska Bar Association, Alaska court system and Alaska Legal Services Corporation. The event is part of the larger Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service held nationally every MLK Jr. Day. Where:  Rabinowitz Courthouse – corner of First Ave. and Lacey St. When: Monday –... [Read more]

5TH ANNUAL STONE SOUP CAFE SOUP-OFF @ WESTMARK HOTEL

On January 16, the Stone Soup Cafe will host their 5th Annual Soup-Off fundraiser. Guests will be invited to sample soups from 20 of Fairbanks’s finest chefs. The evening will also include a wine tasting courtesy of K & L Distributors, a beer tasting Courtesy of HooDoo Brewery, and a coffee tasting courtesy of Diving Duck Coffee. There will be an outcry auction of unique food experiences, a dessert auction, and silent auction. Two Alaska Airlines tickets – anywhere Alaska Airlines or Horizon Airlines Fly – will also be raffled off. Tickets for the event are $40 ($30 for military) and can be purchased at: If Only…A Fine... [Read more]

DOWNTOWN’S BEST HONORED WITH AWARDS

Some of downtown Fairbanks’ best businesses and business owners were recognized at the Downtown Association of Fairbanks’ annual meeting on Oct. 29. The organization presented five awards at the event, which honored businesses and volunteers who have promoted or improved the downtown area in 2014. Donna Gardino, of the Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System (FMATS), was given the “Public Employee of the Year” award for her work in installing the Polaris sculpture downtown. MAC Federal Credit Union claimed “Sponsor of the Year,” an award which recognizes the breadth and depth of the credit unions support for community-building... [Read more]

2014 ALYESKA PIPELINE CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS PHOTO ALBUM

A big thank you to Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. for continuing to be the title sponsor of the Celebration of Lights, downtown Fairbanks’ only Winter Solstice fireworks show. We’d also like to thank North Haven Communities and the Alaska Air National Guard for supporting this year’s fireworks show! The photos below are from the Dec. 20th, 2014 event.  Read More →

SEE NEW LANDSCAPE ART @ MORRIS THOMPSON CENTER

The Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center will feature an exhibition of landscape artwork by Sarah DeGennaro. The exhibition, “Winter in the White Mountains” is the result of a residency DeGennaro completed in April 2014 in the White Mountains National Recreation Area north of Fairbanks. Thanks to the Bureau of Land Management, DeGennaro was able to spend five days in the White Mountains sketching, painting, and drawing inspiration from landscape. The artwork in this exhibit includes drawings and paintings that DeGennaro completed during her time in the mountains. Artwork that she created afterwards, using sketches and photos... [Read more]

FIND SPIRITED FIRST FRIDAY ARTWORK @ IF ONLY

Are you ready for the first First Friday of 2015? The team at If Only…a fine store is! For January’s event, If Only will feature Spiritiles by Houston Llew of Atlanta, Georgia.  Made of molten glass on copper, Spiritiles are faced with a unique design, then surrounded on the sides of the tile with a quotation appropriate to the artwork. If Only will have several tiles on display and available for purchase on Friday. Each tile is made by hand using ground glass that is painted, then kiln-fired to copper and enveloped around a solid frame. Every Spiritile has its own story wrapped around the sides to match the inspiring moments... [Read more]

WATCH CLASSIC HOLIDAY FILMS @ MORRIS THOMPSON CENTER

If you love classic holiday films, make sure to stop by the Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitor Center on Dec. 13 and Dec. 20. The Alaska Public Lands Information Center will feature holiday films in the theater on both days. “This time of year lots of of families come up to visit,” said Adia Cotter, Lead Park Ranger at the APLIC. “They’re looking for family activities to do and these films provide fun entertainment for kids and families,” she said. The films viewed will be chosen by attendees. Last year’s event showed the classic stop-motion film Rudolph and the more recent Scooby Doo’s... [Read more]

FIREWORKS @ THE ALYESKA PIPELINE CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS

Downtown Fairbanks will be wrapped in the warmth of a multi-colored pyrotechnic display this month. The Alyeska Pipeline Celebration of Lights, a fireworks show celebrating the Winter Solstice, will light up the sky in downtown on Saturday, December 20 at 8PM. The fireworks display is produced by Fire Art Pyrotechnics and generously supported by Alyeska Pipeline Services Co., North Haven Communities, and the Alaska Air National Guard. “The Alaska Air National Guard is proud to help support the Downtown Association of Fairbanks’ Winter Solstice firework show,” said Master Sgt. Dianna Miller, who oversees the Alaska Air National... [Read more]

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING @ PATRICK B. COLE CITY HALL

The Fairbanks community is invited to the annual Children’s Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at Patrick B. Cole City Hall at 5:00 PM on Thursday, Dec. 11. The ceremony is held annually and is a celebration of the children in the community. The event is hosted by the Carol H. Brice Family Center. After the lighting ceremony, the Sweet Adelines will lead participants in singing Christmas Carols. “The tree honors the children and families of the community, and the contribution and vision of Carol Brice,” said Karl Greeg, executive director of the Carol H. Brice Family Center. The ceremony will be hosted by local television personality... [Read more]

PHOTO GALLERY: 2014 DOWNTOWN MARKET

The Downtown Market was organized to provide downtown Fairbanks with access to fresh food and fun during the long summer months. Founded in 2011, it is the only open-air farmers market in the downtown core and is held each summer in Golden Heart Plaza. If you missed this summer’s market, we encourage you to scroll through and enjoy our collection of photos! These pictures showcase the vendors, guests, musicians, artisans, animals and, most importantly, the friendly faces that inhabited the 2014 Downtown Market this summer. We want to give a hearty thank you to everyone who came out and shopped (rain or shine) and a big thank you to Kinross... [Read more]

SHOP FIRST FRIDAY BY CANDLELIGHT @ IF ONLY

If Only…a fine store, will host their annual candlelight shopping event at their downtown location this First Friday. The shop will feature custom etched glass by Val Lord of Sweet & Cool Designs. The evening’s event will also showcase handcrafted jewelry by Meg Jones of Water’s Edge Studio and Rebecca Bashara.  If Only invites patrons to join them in an ambiance of glowing good cheer for an unforgettable evening. If Only celebrates First Friday every month and was of the first downtown shops to hold such an event. The venue is known for its wide-selection of unique products, art shows, and outstanding customer service. The... [Read more]

TAKE A SURVEY!

Five local organizations have partnered to form the Interior Business Retention & Expansion program – an initiative is to identify opportunities to assist local firms in expanding their facilities, creating jobs and diversifying the local economic base. As part of this initiative, local businesses are invited to take part in several surveys. Since the large majority of job creation in Alaska comes from existing business, a business retention and expansion program is newly underway to identify opportunities to assist local firms in expanding their facilities, creating jobs and diversifying the local economic base. In-person surveys of... [Read more]

ART GOES VICTORIAN @ LADY LEES EMPORIUM

Lady Lee’s Antiques Emporium invites guests to join them on First Friday for a show and sale of antique Victorian Art highlighting “Angels Among Us”. Most of these original framed illustrations were first published in about 1890.  Many of the artists are unknown.  In the late 1800’s the theme of “guardian angels protecting little children” (both a Victorian and Judo-Christian concept) became a very popular one.  This innocent view of how children were protected was a very popular belief throughout the Victorian Era.  Because of the higher mortality rate in those days, children were greatly cherished. ... [Read more]

Downtown Association of Fairbanks – Fairbanks Alaska