Why You Need to Visit Annie Kaill’s for a New Work of Art
February 11, 2019
It may surprise first-time visitors to learn just what an art-focused city Juneau is. From First Friday, a monthly event that celebrates local artists, to Sealaska’s work to promote Alaskan Native artists, there are endless opportunities to enjoy works by local artisans. One of the best local galleries is Annie Kaill’s. For over 40 years, this shop has been a popular stop for locals or visitors searching for beautiful jewelry or a new pottery piece. Best of all, this shop is just a two-minute walk from Silverbow Inn! Discover what you need to know before visiting this cultural spot!Are you looking for even more great shops? Download our free Vacation Guide!
Visit Annie Kaill’s in Juneau
Annie Kaill’s first opened in 1975 and has been a favorite among locals ever since. They specialize in Alaskan artwork in many different mediums. You’ll discover everything from glass to stone on the tables of this store. Most of the artists featured in Annie Kaill’s are local to the state, using their experience living in Alaska in their works. If you’re interested in learning more about the various artists whose works are displayed here, visit their website. There, you can read biographies and browse through their available pieces.
While you browse through the displayed items, you’ll be able to see reappearing themes that distinguish Alaska art from any other type. Many of the pieces are inspired by the native cultures of Southeast Alaska, the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian. One of the most common motifs is the flowing, curving lines. Another is the depiction of nature or animals, especially those that are native to Alaska. Puffins, bears, moose, and many different species of fish are frequently portrayed.
Attend an Event
At the beginning of each month, Annie Kaill’s hosts a function that celebrates their featured artists. It’s the perfect chance to chat with the artist as well as other local connoisseurs. If you’re visiting Juneau in December, you shouldn’t miss the Gallery Walk. Without a doubt, this is the most extravagant art event in Juneau. All of the shops and galleries are open late for visitors to enjoy the works with snacks, drinks, and talking with guests artists. Annie Kaill’s is considered one of the hottest stops of this event.
Stay at Silverbow Inn
After your visit to Annie Kaill’s, return to Silverbow Inn for a night of rest! We are centrally located in downtown Juneau, just a short walk from all the best attractions. There are over one-dozen restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, and other great attractions within walking distance of our bed and breakfast.
Enhance your stay with one of our many specials or packages! For the ultimate Alaskan experience, book our Best of Juneau Triple Pack. It includes a two-hour whale-watching adventure, a trip to the Mendenhall Glacier, and an all-you-can-eat feast from Gold Creek Salmon Bake! This amazing excursion is just $199 per adult and can be added to your Silverbow Inn reservation.