September 2022 Newsletter



Welcome to the beginning of fall. Much has transpired since our last communication in May. Our team of Northwind/JYW, both from Juneau, have been joined with Hacker Architects of Portland. In place is a seasoned body of design professionals with extensive history on the project, and we feel very fortunate to have this continuance of expertise as work moves forward on development of an inspirational and functional new facility.

In late August we held a joint design work session with the city, the architects, the Partnership and the Alliance membership. The net result forms the core of programming design decisions needed to start work on this next phase.  As the project develops over the next four months, we plan to share with you the milestones and accomplishments.

The Board and Alliance members continue to engage with our federal and state delegations, as well as foundations.  These meetings have been encouraging with broad support voiced for the project. Our goal now is to turn that broad support into project funding. Overall, we are very optimistic of our prospects in next 10 months.

At our annual August Board meeting we welcomed two new members, architect James Bibb and Tlingit & Haida Development Strategist Bob Starbard. Their willingness to bring their experience and enthusiasm to the project is gratefully appreciated. Additionally, we extend our thanks and best wishes to Laura Wanechek who has left the Board but will continue to serve on a number of our committees.

If you have not yet purchased your raffle ticket you still have time. The raffle closes at 2pm on Friday, Sept. 2, with the drawing to be held at 5pm.
YOU could be the lucky winner!

As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or comments. Thank you again for your continued support of the project.

Bob Banghart, Partnership Executive Director

Last call for raffle tickets!

All funds raised will be credited toward a match for a capacity and infrastructure challenge grant awarded  by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and will applied to the arts and culture portion of the proposed Capital Civic Center.

The grand prize is two tickets on Alaska Airlines. Runner up prizes are a Royal Caribbean weeklong cruise for two and a local gift basket filled with culinary goodies.

Raffle tickets are $20 each. The drawing will be held at 5pm on Friday, September 2, 2022 at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center First Friday event.

For full prize details visit our website.

Buy Raffle Tickets

September Gallery Exhibit

The Juneau Arts & Culture Center Gallery will host Hollis Kitchin’s exhibit “Dreamscapes” during the month of September.

Hollis finds inspiration in the uncertainty and spontaneity of the Alaskan landscape and weather. The Dreamscapes in this show are an introspective interpretation of the weather in Southeast Alaska, the highs and lows of fog, rain and sunshine and the constantly changing moods they create.

The opening of the exhibit is Friday, September 2 with a public reception at the JACC from 4:30pm to 7pm.

Supporter Spotlight

Art plays a vital role in helping people maintain and improve their mental health.

Aaron Surma is the director for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) in Juneau.

He said the pandemic highlighted the need for people to keep up with their creative outlets to lift their spirits.

“It gives you a sense of purpose, you get to express yourself and the arts give you a sense of community if you do them with someone else,” Aaron said.

NAMI Juneau has used the Juneau Arts & Culture Center for events like its annual fundraiser and other classes and workshops.

Aaron said he’s supportive of the proposed Capital Civic Center because the facility would provide a variety of rental spaces for small or large groups. More rental options mean more opportunities for NAMI to serve the community too.
“If you don’t have good mental health it negatively affects you, your family, your entire community.”

How does art help you with your mental health?





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The Partnership
P.O. Box 33193
Juneau, Alaska 99803

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