Start your Holiday Shopping with a Trip to the Customary Art Show

Shop for authentic Alaska Native artwork and crafts at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Fairbanks this October 17th from 8am to 6pm, 18th from 8am to 6pm and 19th from 8am to 3pm. Alaska Native heritage is rich with exquisite hand-crafted items that will delight you and everyone on your list and the AFN Convention is an excellent opportunity to buy unique presents from master artists. In the Canvas Pavilion adjacent to the Carlson Center there will be approximately 100 exhibitors featuring over 170 Alaska Native and American Indian artists from all over the state of Alaska and the lower 48. 

Alaska Native heritage is rich with exquisite hand-crafted items that will delight you and everyone on your list…

Adorn yourself with porcupine quill earrings, colorful kuspuks and caribou-tufted barrettes and brooches. Peruse treasures like renowned Athabascan beadwork, birch bark baskets and skin masks or indulge in an elegant piece of ivory, grass basket or mask carved from bone. Hear stories about how the art is crafted directly from the artisans and purchase one-of-a-kind holiday gifts for friends and family directly from the artists.

After you have enjoyed your shopping spree stay for Quyana and see Alaska Native dancers, drummers and singers perform from 7pm to 11pm on October 17th and 18th.

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