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Youth Art Activities at the APK: Home

The youth activity program at the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum provides young people with opportunities to work with professional artists to learn artistic techniques and engage with art, history, and the collections of the Library, Archives, and Museum. These activities are sponsored by the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum and are partially funded by the citizens of the City and Borough of Juneau through sales tax revenues.

Thank you!

We're pleased to announce that we've received a City and Borough of Juneau Youth Activity Grant to continue this program for fall 2022 through spring 2023.

To receive notifications about upcoming activities, sign up for our e-announcements in the Get Notified box on the right.

What to expect

Students should be prepared to participate for the full duration of the workshop unless it is designated as a drop-in activity. Participants should wear clothing that can get messy.

Parents are not required to stay for the activity, but should use their best judgment about whether their child needs extra support to be successful. The artists, staff, and volunteers of the youth activity program strive to make each workshop a positive experience for all skill levels, but if you have concerns about your child's ability, please contact the program coordinator to discuss.

Student films

In May/June of 2022, nine teens participated in a film intensive to create mini-documentaries inspired by the Museum's summer exhibit, Mug Up: The Language of Cannery Work, led by Marie Acemah of See Stories. See all nine films on the Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museum's YouTube.

Collage of photos from the FY22 Alaska Art at the APK program

Collaborative Digital Exhibit

Thumbnails of the objects selected for the exhibit

In January 2021, participants in the Youth Activity program looked back on 2020 and worked together to create the collaborative digital exhibit, Life in the Year 2020.

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Assistance

The Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum support youth in need by providing bus tokens for children and their parents who require transportation assistance. If your family would benefit from this, please contact the program coordinator.

A person experiencing a disability who needs accommodation for events hosted by the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum can contact the Division’s ADA coordinator at (907) 465-2912 a week in advance to make any necessary arrangements.