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“Art is a nation's most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish.” (Lyndon B. Johnson)

The time has come at last to open our doors at Two Street Gallery. The past few months have demonstrated how valuable art is to our being and to our souls. Art has offered us a richness and contemplation even if over the internet. Now is the time to embrace our community and see each other once again. Our opening day will be Friday, June 5 from 12:00 to 5:00pm. This month we will be open from 11:00 to 4:00 Monday through Saturday each week. In accordance with the State of Alaska guidelines we are limiting the gallery to 6 patrons at a time and kindly ask that you wear a face mask.

Our June First Friday will be a virtual First Friday on our Two Street Gallery Facebook page. We are excited to welcome Jennifer Moss as the guest artist this month. Her show goes Live at 5 pm on our Facebook page. Jennifer has a robust body of work and her show entitled Spring Melt will jump start all of our creative juices as we jump into summer. For a primer on Jennifer's diverse body of creative work visit her at https://www.jmossart.com/. The gallery space is too intimate to hold a traditional First Friday at this early stage of re-opening so we are offering both a live Facebook release of Jennifer’s art on Friday June 5 at 5pm and the ability to see her art in the gallery after June 5. Please join us as we celebrate Fairbanks summer and Fairbanks art. Long live summer!

The collective of artists at Two Street Gallery draw their inspiration from outside their window in Interior Alaska. This is the time of year that the world awakens from seven months of snow, sub-zero temperatures, and darkness. Hues of green are a backdrop to the long days of sunlight. A direct contrast to the quiet blues and grays that characterize the winter landscape. Each artist at Two Street sees the world in their own eyes and shapes those experiences through metal, paint, clay, fabric, glass, and wood. They have stumbled many times and if you ask them, each will say they have not perfected the Alaskan canvas that is before them. Each may say they are still an amateur but only the eye of the beholder can judge such an assertion. As the landscape awakens to the summer sun, so too do Alaskans, to a new world as our state reopens it’s businesses. We are excited to open June 5 in person. We have learned much over this period including how to join the “virtual world” with a very successful First Friday in May. We are excited to blend our traditional gallery shop with the new wave of promoting our art through more virtual shows and the world wide-web. Being an amateur is a new and exciting phase worth embracing.

Updated: May 18

Welcome to First Friday in May. Spring is sprung and it is a beautiful time to be in Interior Alaska. It is an equally fantastic weekend to sit with your loved one and peruse the wonderful works of Teresa Shannon. Her clay work inspires all Alaskan spring designs from a flower vessel for spring blooms to the perfect MUG for your peony tea or a pl

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