Arts & Culture

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

The most entertaining television event of the year is right around the corner!  It's the Channel 8 Auction and it's coming to Unalaska on February 26 and 27, live from the Burma Road Chapel. We hope that you'll make a party out of it: invite your friends over, tune in, bid high and bid often to support community television. We'll have lots of great items again this year and our staff and volunteers can't wait to bring you another great show!

Greta Mart

 After months of closure, the Museum of the Aleutians (MOTA) will reopen to the public - at least for a few hours. The institution's governing board is hosting an open house this week for the community. 

Lanterns Released to Honor Devon Schaaf

Feb 8, 2016

On Friday, February 5, 2016, the City of Unalaska Parks, Culture, and Recreation Department (PCR) sponsored a memorial lantern release to honor the life of Devon Schaaf.

Devon grew up in Unalaska and moved to Montana in the summer of 2013 to begin 6th grade. Devon maintained close ties with this community and had many friends on the island. Devon passed away in January 2016.

The annual PCR Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration was Monday January 18th at 7pm. The theme was “Joining Hands Across Lands” and the event was hosted by Carlos Tayag, the PCR coordinator. There were several impressive dance performances, readings from the UCSD poetry contest winners, and the high school band rounded out the multicultural evening with a selection from a Jewish dance song called “Rikudim” led by Kerry McNamera.

2016 UCSD Spelling Bee

Jan 20, 2016

At 12:30 on Wednesday in the high school gym, dozens of elementary school students gathered to watch the twelve participants in the spelling bee compete.  

Two champions attended from each grade, starting with third graders from the elementary school and ending with eighth grade junior high students.