Alaska Native Arts Gallery
Alaska Native Arts Foundation is a non-profit organisation that strives to support artists within their community. The gallery, run by Trina Landlord, therefore plays an important role in promoting Alaskan Native artworks that are incredibly unique. For centuries, Alaskan indigenous people have been sustained by the land, yet they have also channelled their creativity by using the gifts of the land to depict the world around them. Their hugely resourceful approach to life is demonstrated in their art: carvings formed by using ivory walrus tusks, sculptures made from whale bones and basket sown by beachgrass. Alaska Native Arts Gallery provides a real insight into a significant community, and highlights how subsistence is still a vital concept that is pervasive throughout their lives. The gallery is a modern retail space, displaying traditional and contemporary art by Native artists gathered from all over Alaska.