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.

Catch these downtown jazz concerts all summer long | State of Art

Concerts are Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Peratrovich Park and features local jazz talent.

Discussing ‘The Queen of Fairbanks’ with author Tricia Brown | State of Art

Brown's new book reflects on the life and legacy of Irene Sherman, "America's farthest north bag lady."

Crafting children’s stories with Brooke Hartman | State of Art

With works like "The Littlest Airplane" and "Klyde the Kraken Wants a Friend," Hartman hopes to educate, inspire and entertain.

Meet UAA’s 2024 student commencement speaker | State of Art

Now that her time at UAA is done, Katie Scoggin hopes to help underrepresented groups while continuing to make music.

First Friday exhibition shows the intimate nature of analogue photos | State of Art

Brianna Toomer's first solo exhibition not only showcases her art, but allows a full sensory experience of looking at physical photos.

Anchorage Opera’s ‘La Traviata’ opens this weekend

With a tragic love story and familiar music, the production promises to be the perfect introduction to opera and a unique take on a classic.

Upcoming play honors the true story of Baha’i resilience in the face of oppression | State of Art

“When the Moment Comes” tells the story of persecuted and unjustly imprisoned members of the faith after the Iranian Revolution in 1979.

Kick off National Poetry Month with this classic poetry slam | State of Art

Broadcaster and poetry lover, Camille Conte, is organizing a poetry slam on Tuesday, April 2 at Main Event Grill.

Wasilla-raised singer’s new album evokes open spaces and silver screen cowboys | State of Art

Hilary Gardner's "On the Trail with the Lonesome Pines" is a collection of soulful, country-tinged tunes originally written for film and TV.

Meet Alaska’s next generation of classical musicians | State of Art

Seniors Rania White and Olivia Martin won the Anchorage Civic Orchestra's student concerto competition and will be performing with the orchestra in an upcoming concert.