Public Art @ the Library, Part One

There are a lot of art installations at the five Anchorage Public Library locations, and they have interesting stories to go with them.

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Performing arts play part in community

In retrospect, Chugiak-Eagle River residents have much to be thankful for. Today, we live as modern a lifestyle as anyone else. That was not always the case. In Chugiak’s early days there were no paved roads, homes with attached garages, no television, no internet, no telephones—not even electricity before 1951. It was that year that the community had its first public school, a building designed to house 50 students in grades 1-8. Settlers who chose the name said to mean “place of many places” were too busy clearing land and building homes to think of entertainment.

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Chugiak-Eagle River A Haven For Art And Artisans

Its name since changed to Alaska Fine Arts Academy, the non-profit hosts classes for children and adults in art, drama, music, theater and dance.

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