The Arts in Haines

This page contains basic info and links about arts in the Upper Lynn Canal, including Haines, Klukwan and the rest of the Chilkat Valley:

  • Alaska Arts Confluence
    This is the go-to site for all art and artist-related information in Haines.
  • Haines Arts Council
    For more than twenty years, the Haines Arts Council, a non-profit, volunteer organization, has been supporting the arts and bringing a variety of world-class performers to the Chilkat Valley. 
  • KHNS Radio 102.3 FM
    KHNS shows are hosted primarily by volunteers from the community. The station also serves as Haines, Skagway and Klukwan’s life-blood by providing National Public Radio news programming, Listener Personals, community calendar, and weather information. Call the station at 907-766-2020 or use the KHNS fax (766-2022) to send your Radio Marketplace items, Listener Personals, and Community Calendar items. Other communications can also be emailed to the staff at KHNS:, but email should not be used for items with deadlines, such as Listener Personals and community announcements.
  • Chilkat Center
    The Chilkat Center for the Arts is the major performing arts theater for many community events. The Chilkat Center is also the home of KHNS radio.
  • Lynn Canal Community Players
    This group of thespians regularly entertains the community. Recent productions include “The Sound of Music” and “Gaslight”. The group was instrumental in staging ACTFEST.
  • Sheldon Museum
    We have a significant collection of art from Haines’ artists. Some of the most recent pieces are on display in our lower gallery. Our annual six-week spotlight shows feature area artists for six-weeks at a time. We hold three of these shows each year.
  • Studio Incamminati “In Your Town” oil painting workshop
    July 6-10, 2020 will be the 6th Studio Incamminati “In Your Town” oil painting workshop in Haines. The instructor will be Kerry Dunn and the topic Portrait Painting. This class is held at the ANB Hall. Plans are to continue every summer indefinitely. Studio Incamminati is a 4-year non-profit atelier art school in Philadelphia.
  • Drama, Debate, and Forensics
    High School club.
  • Local Artists
    The Chilkat Valley is an artistic haven. Here are some of the artists who call the Haines area home.

  • Local Bands
    Folks in the Chilkat Valley are regularly entertained by local bands:

    • Eric Holle and friends: a morphing group under different names playing primarily bluegrass, but also featuring pretty much every other genre you can imagine.
    • Burl Sheldon: folk singer, guitarist, science teacher and fisherman is a popular fixture at the Juneau Folk Festival and other festivals.
    • The Fishpickers

Feeling left out? Let us know about your artistic endeavors by sending us a message via the contact form.