Communities in and around the Chugach National Forest
The Chugach National Forest is an area of over 5 million acres that is some of the most awe inspiring country on the planet. It borders the Wrangell St. Elias National Park to the east, the Kenai Fjords National Park to the south west, the Kenai Wildlife Refuge to the west, the Municipality of Anchorage to the northwest and the Matanuska Valley to the north. There are dozens of towns & villages sprinkled through this majestic area surrounding Prince William Sound. The population is located not only in some vibrant towns & cities but scattered in remote and secluded spots that are easily overlooked by the casual observer.
The Chugach Arts Council endeavors to provide a vehicle to bring the arts to some of the more under served areas of south central Alaska while providing a venue for the arts & artists now residing there. Our goal is to encourage & educate those who long to create, support & promote those who are creating, enlighten & entertain visitors and residents, develop community resources and expand the economic base through the arts.
Big land, big project
While we have grand goals & dreams, we realize that as with any creative project that is just the beginning. To be a viable and sustainable organization and to provide the kinds of events, services & education that would benefit the most people, it takes a community.
We invite members of all the communities in and around the Chugach National Forest to join us and participate in bringing more variety & quality of arts to our areas. We invite your suggestions, desires, dreams, comments & concerns. Even if you are already a member of other arts councils in the area, there are several active & productive groups, we encourage you to help us in developing & supporting those individuals & communities that don’t have the broader base of the bigger towns.