Arts & Culture

Arts and culture reporting on news and community topics. Arts and culture coverage is occasionally submitted by community members.

The Unalaska City School High School Band secured second place overall in the AASA Region II Aurora Music Festival last week,  led by band teacher Shannon Spring. The Aurora Music Festival is an annual event that includes students from fifteen different high schools from fourteen communities across the State. This year, the festival was at Nenana City School and ran from April 11th- April 13th.

The UCSD band performed a song for the opening concert, three pieces for adjudication, and seven pieces combined with all of the band members from all of the other schools.   

Courtesy Museum of the Aleutians

New art is coming to the Museum of the Aleutians thanks to a grant from the Rasmuson Foundation.

The funding has allowed the organization to purchase drawings by Ray Troll that depict an imagining of an extinct marine mammal, the desmostylus.

Director Virginia Hatfield says the creature looked like an ancient hippo.

KUCB Archive

Unalaska Community Broadcasting has covered local news for the past 20 years.

To mark the newsroom's anniversary, KUCB is spending every Thursday of 2019 looking back at our former reporters and sharing some of their stories.

In April, we focused on Alexandra Gutierrez, who led the newsroom between 2010 and 2012.

KUCB’s Zoë Sobel spoke with Gutierrez about her experience moving from the East Coast to Unalaska with no expectations.


Berett Wilber/KUCB

 Unalaskans Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence (USAFV) held the annual SOUP-OFF Fundraiser & Membership Meeting on Saturday, March 30, and it was a tremendous success, with about 135 people attending the event. USAFV was able to sell more than 80 memberships at the event, and between memberships/entry fees, auction sales, and door prize ticket sales, raised over $15,000 dollars!

Suicide Prevention Play Coming to Unalaska

Mar 29, 2019

Perseverance Theatre will present The Winter Bear, a play by former Alaska Writer Laureate Anne Hanley, in April in the communities of Anchorage, Buckland, Shungnak, Nome, St. Paul, and Unalaska. Admission to all shows is free. 

Winter Bear is coming to Unalaska as a part of the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association's Youth Culture, Wellness, and Creativity Summit.  Accoring to APIA, it's intended to encourage positive development and facilitate family engagement to access substance abuse and suicide prevention activities.