Chris and I have always had a strong belief in the importance of art in Alaska. We are both active in community theater, along with our daughter.
Because of this appreciation of the arts, we are thrilled by the continuing work of the Alaska Fine Arts Academy in Eagle River.
The Alaska Fine Arts Academy was established in 1984 by Art and Eleanor Braendel. (It was originally called Eagle River Fine Arts Academy, changing to its current name in the 1990s). The Academy envisioned itself as a community arts center, where music, visual, and moving arts would be available to everyone in the community.
Over a quarter of a century later, the Academy is still achieving that goal for the Eagle River, Anchorage, Palmer, and Wasilla communities.
The future home of the Alaska Fine Arts Academy is expected to sit in a beautifully wooded area known as Braendelwood in Eagle River. The non-profit organization is working to raise the funds necessary to make this concept building a reality.
The Alaska Fine Arts Academy is a great representation of Alaskan creativity, culture, and innovation. If you have the chance, we highly recommend volunteering or donating.
We also recommend that you attend the Academy’s September production of Café Murder. The production is a hilarious murder mystery playing Sept. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21.
From all of us at Kelley & Canterbury LLC, we thank you for supporting the Alaska Fine Arts Academy.
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