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Gallery 49 Fine Art Gallery

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We are a fine art gallery and teaching space in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The closing of three art galleries during the winter of 2009/10 significantly impacted the professional art community in Fairbanks. Not only did many artists no longer have a place to display their art, the public had lost the opportunity to enjoy the creativity and inspiration of a very talented segment of our community. With support and encouragement from the Co-Op Plaza and the Fairbanks Art League (a new organization under the Fairbanks Arts Association), Co-Op Arts aimed to fill a small bit of the gap in the downtown arts scene. We opened the Co-Op Arts Fine Art Gallery, located in the Co-Op Plaza in downtown Fairbanks, on 5 August 2010. The Gallery carried only member artists' work.

In January, 2012, we reorganized into carrying mostly consignment art, moved more toward the fine art gallery, and changed our name to Gallery 49. All artwork is by Alaskan Artists, most from the Fairbanks area. We participate in the Fairbanks art scene's tradition of "First Fridays," hosting a reception from 5 pm to 8 pm on the First Friday of each month. Each First Friday features new work from the Gallery 49 artists. See our events page for information about our upcoming First Friday.

In March, 2012, we opened the Co-Op Arts Learning Center. This is a space for classes and workshops in the arts. Co-Op Arts will be offering a variety of classes for different target audiences (e.g. tourists, home schooled students, vacation art sessions, adult classes in a variety of media, etc.). The space is also available to rent for other individuals or groups to offer art related activities. The Learning Center will participate in First Friday, with a featured artist from the Alaskan art community. Finally, a variety of 2D art will hang on the walls (e.g. samples of the teacher's work during workshops, extended space for developing artists, etc.) This art can be viewed during First Fridays, during any activities in the room, and by request at Gallery 49.

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Summer::Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 8:00pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Winter::Tuesday - Friday 11:00am - 6:00pm Saturday 11:00am - 5:00pm


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