Cultural Facility Registration

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough has proclaimed 2011 “The Year of the Artist”. The Borough Assembly recognizes that the arts enhance every aspect of living in this island community — improving the economy, enriching civic life, and driving tourism. A year long celebration kicked off the week of January 17 when the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly proclaimed 2011 as the Year of the Artist in Ketchikan.

Appreciating the value of Ketchikan’s rich art and cultural resources, the Borough Assembly has allocated a portion of the commercial passenger vessel levy paid by the cruise industry to support and promote Ketchikan artists, arts and cultural organizations, facilities, and public art.

The development of an online Ketchikan Artist Registry and a website dedicated to showcasing Ketchikan artists, arts organizations, cultural facilities, and public art is one of the projects funded this year.

What is the Cultural Facility section?

This section of features a listing of all of Ketchikan art and cultural facilities.  These pages provide easy access to location, hours of operation, usage and/or admission fees and program information to Ketchikan area residents as well as visitors, and art aficionados worldwide.

What venues are listed in the Cultural Facility section?

The City of Ketchikan, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Native organizations and public/private partnerships understand the importance of and has made an investment in community/cultural infrastructure and access to and participation in arts and cultural activities. This section of lists a variety of venues and facilities used for art and cultural programming, production, presentation, and/or exhibition space.

How do I register a facility on

Art and Cultural Facility information may be added and edited by emailing Victoria Lord at