Skagway Arts Council Annual Membership Meeting: On Sept. 23, join Skagway Arts Council members for an evening of dessert and music in appreciation of SAC’s loyal members, as well as an opportunity for new members to join!

Membership is only $10 per person, $25 per family, $6 for seniors and students, $100 Patron of the Arts, $200 Business, $300 Benefactor.

Members enjoy the benefit of $2 off admission to SAC events all year long. Attend our annual meeting to learn more about what we do, discuss the future, vote for board members and enjoy a piece of pie, fruit plate or cake with ice cream! This years meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge on the corner of sixth and State. Non-Elk members are welcome and drinks will be available for purchase.

Gordie Tentrees: Canadian master storyteller and multi-instrumental performer, Gordie Tentrees will perform at 8 p.m. on Sept. 23, after the annual meeting. Come and enjoy comfortable couch seating at the Elks Lodge on the corner of Sixth and State. Tentrees has been recognized for a Top 20 International Canadian Album, and as a Top 20 International Canadian Artist for radio play on the folk/roots charts for the second year in a row.

He tells stories from the heart and of courage of everyday heroes. Visit for more information. Entry is $12 per person, $6 for new members or Clean Sweep Participants (present coupon from event). Renewing members get in free! All are welcome.

Geppetto’s Junkyard – Theatre of Performing Objects: The puppeteers from Haines are coming back on Oct. 21! Check the next Arts Beat or Fall Festival calendar for upcoming details!

Twig Furniture Workshop: Harvey Van Patten is a master at the art of rustic furniture making. He is known throughout Alaska and the Yukon for his enthusiastic approach to teaching. Participants last year made a bench, a chair or a table – and one even did a wedding arch! There will be some tools available, but having your own clippers, hammer, small saw and gloves would be helpful. All materials will be provided.  Two days are allotted for this workshop, but only the first one is required. The workshop is Oct. 28-29, $80 per person. Saturday will be an introduction to twig furniture making, design, preparing materials and beginning construction.

Participants can then finish their projects at home or come back on Sunday for more hands-on finishing with advice from the instructor. To reserve a space, email or call (907) 983-3222.