State of Art

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State of Art is a weekly audio program covering arts, entertainment and culture in the Anchorage area.

Hosted by:
Ammon Swenson

Listen to State of Art on KSKA FM 91.1 in Anchorage, AK.
Fridays at 8:00 p.m. and as part of Hometown, Alaska on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Cyrano’s upcoming holiday musical gets ‘Fancy’ | State of Art

“Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas” runs from December 2 through 17, but shows are selling out fast.

Anchorage International Film Festival’s diverse lineup includes focus on Alaskans | State of Art

AIFF organizers discuss what to expect from the unique film festival. It kicks off tonight and runs through December 9.

The Alaska Zoo celebrates Christmas for the Animals and Artisan’s Bazaar this weekend | State of Art

Meet local artist and zoo fan Jason Vukovich. Proceeds of his work featuring Grubby the Opossum will be donated back to the zoo.

Anchorage Community Concert Band to hold winter performance this weekend | State of Art

Conductor Dr. Mark Wolbers discusses the upcoming concert "Autumn Airs." The performance takes place Sunday at the Discovery Theater.

Juneau potter Mercedes Munoz in Anchorage for pop-up show this Friday | State of Art

Encouraged and inspired by her beloved artist grandmother, Munoz forged a path of her own.

Broadway Alaska and Catholic Social Services share refugee stories for upcoming musical | State of Art

"Come From Away" is a true story of humanity about a tiny community in Newfoundland taking in thousands of passengers stranded after 9/11.

First Alaska music census completed | State of Art

1,476 responses were submitted from 53 different communities around the state. Find out about the census, what comes next and why it matters.

New Anchorage Museum exhibit shares oral history of Filipinos from across Alaska | State of Art

"MANA: The History We Inherit" hopes to preserve Filipino Alaskans' legacies for future generations.

Alaska license plate design winner balances a passion for art and science | State of Art

Anchorage resident Sabrina Kessakorn's winning design was inspired by her work as a wildlife and ecology technician and a love for the state.

State of Art: Anchorage Opera sets classic comedy in the 1980s

The company's new general director discusses "The Elixir of Love" and performing Donizetti's famous compositions while dancing like MC Hammer.