Anchorage is a community full of talented craftspeople and artisans, and that makes it easy to shop local this holiday season.
On Friday, Dec. 1, stop by Blaines Art Supply to view AlaskaWax’s artist’s pieces, which will be available to bid on throughout the night. The following day, Saturday, Dec. 2, visit Spenard’s Winter Maker’s Market, which will showcase a collective group of local artists, including such local favorites as Wild Scoops and Salmon Sisters.
Afterwards, stop by Dog Tired Doggie Daycare for the Howliday Arts & Crafts Sale. A portion of the proceeds from this fair will support animal charities.
The Last Frontier is teeming with small businesses that offer specialty apparel and goods fit for the unique Alaska lifestyle. These holiday gift ideas let you support local businesses and delight your loved ones!
• For every sale, Salmon Sisters (Homer) donates a can of wild Alaska salmon to the Food Bank of Alaska. They offer original designs by two young Alaskan fisherwomen.
• Fishe Wear (Anchorage) offers functional, stylish and comfortable women’s clothing, perfect for that next fishing adventure.
Founded by a sibling duo who promote innovative indigenous design, Trickster Company (Juneau) has everything from skateboards to jewelry to sporting equipment.
Enjoy The Alaska 100's guide to the best gifts from the Last Frontier.
As the holiday season approaches, the search continues for perfect gifts to share with loved ones near and far. The Alaska 100 has a few suggestions for Alaska items that are sure to please recipients in state and those from outside who want a taste of Alaska!
Barnacle Foods (Juneau) has a variety of tasty salsas and pickles made with kelp.