Arts & Culture

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

Louella Tan

Over fifty Unalaskans gathered last Saturday at 2pm at the Tutiakoff Field to participate in the 2018 Color Run.

This year, Louella Tan of the Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska helped organize the run with D Kirchhofer from Unalaskans Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence. The event was also sponsored by the Iliuliuk Family & Health Services, and the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association. Prizes for the event were donated by OptimERA.

Ronan Gray

The 8th Annual Dockside Discovery Day was last Wednesday, May 23rd at the Robert Storrs Small Boat Harbor. Coordinated by Missy Good from the UAF Alaska Sea Grant program, students from the Eagles View Elementary and from Unalaska City School spent the day learning about our local marine life and much more.

This year, there were nine activity stations with different organizations hosting and running each station. 

Courtesy Carolyn Reed

Carolyn Reed has been a fixture in Unalaska since 1983. Her solo show “Bering Sea: Works by Carolyn Reed” opens Friday at the Museum of the Aleutians.

The name, Reed explains, comes from the water that surrounds Unalaska.

Friends and family gathered in the large gym waiting with anticipation as teacher Mr. Kyle Holloway motioned with both arms for the first two seniors to begin the processional. The UCSD band commenced “Pomp and Circumstance” as the rest of the Class of 2018 filed in two-by-two and took seats in front of a backdrop of senior portraits for the 2018 Unalaska City School Graduation Ceremony on May 19th at 7pm.


In 1978 the archbishop received a letter from the school principal in Unalaska, asking why a priest had not been to Dutch Harbor/Unalaska since the end of World War II. After a short visit to Dutch Harbor/Unalaska Archbishop Francis Hurley, newly appointed as archbishop, assigned the first nun, Sister Marie Ann Brent to serve the church in Dutch Harbor. Six weeks later, Archbishop Hurley returned to Dutch Harbor/ Unalaska to find Sister Brent had several children ready for First Communion and Confirmation.