Native Art Park
Set For 2022 Celebration
illustration in a preliminary drawing of the future Native
Arts Park. (Courtesy Photo | MRV Architects via Sealaska
Sealaska Heritage Institute is planning on building an Alaska
Native art park in the Sealaska Plaza parking lot in
Rosita Worl, President of Sealaska Heritage Institute, made
the announcement Thursday during the annual Juneau Economic Development
Council Innovation Summit at Centennial Hall.
She presented conceptual drawings of the park, which is slated
to be built ahead of the 2022 Celebration, the biennual event in
Juneau that celebrates Alaska Native culture.
While nothing is set in stone, the park could feature totem
poles and other large monuments with a tribal house on the property.
All art will be Alaska Native pieces. The hope, Worl said, is to
have the area act as both a working area and a showcase space.