Everything You Need to Know About the Alaska World Arts Festival

Alaska is known for its endless outdoor recreation. Did you know that there’s a bustling arts scene here, too? It’s especially prevalent during the annual Alaska World Arts Festival. This two-week-long celebration of worldwide art forms takes place across 50 venues in Homer, Alaska. Experience the best work of local and worldwide artists with music, dance, visual arts, and more! It’s the perfect itinerary item for an art lovers’ trip to Homer, Alaska!  

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What You Can Expect at the Alaska World Arts Festival  

The 2020 Alaska World Arts Festival is set to take place from September 11-24, 2020.  There will be local and virtual events to choose from so you can attend from anywhere in the world! Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, please continue to check the event’s website for the latest information about the festival. We hope to see you there 

An Inclusive Mission 

The mission of the Alaska World Arts Festival is to “Foster the exchange of cultures and ideas toward understanding and tolerance of diversity and building a stronger local and world community through creative arts.” For decades, humans have often struggled to identify with people and cultures different from their own. The festival hopes that through art, we can better process, understand, and appreciate these differences to build a stronger worldwide community.  

What better place to foster intercultural relationships than in Homer, Alaska? Our area is known for its old-time Alaskan hospitality as we welcome thousands of domestic and international visitors each year. Guests come to our area to experience Homer’s unique culture and things to do. Likewise, we enjoy learning and experiencing other cultures as well! 

Unique Art Forms Across 50 Venues 

Unlike many arts festivals, this isn’t a one-stop-shop of browsing paintings. This event offers many different artistic mediums for all ages. From jazz dance concerts and workshops to improv comedy shows, you’ll be entertained and enriched at the same time! Tickets to the festival vary depending on how much time you want to invest in the festival. You can also reference the festival guide for nearly 100 free activities! 

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Oldtown Lodge - Front Deck
Oldtown Lodge – Front Deck

We can’t wait to welcome you to Homer for the Alaska World Arts Festival! Can’t make it to this exciting festival? Consider planning a trip during another one of our favorite Homer, Alaska, events. No matter when you visit, there’s always something fun happening in our neck of the woods! 

Stay in authentic, Alaskan lodging when you choose Driftwood Inn. Our six main accommodation types are suited for travelers of all needs. We offer Modern LodgesOld Town CottagesWoodside Lodge SuitesHistoric Inn RoomsTiny Houses, and RV Park. All our lodging options are near Old Town Homerso you have easy access to restaurants, shops, and more during your visit!   

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