Kenai Fine Art Center

The Kenai Art Center was closed for about a year when the pandemic broke out, leaving local artists with yet another loss in gallery space. This July, the center in Old Town Kenai reopened to the public, kicking off with a massive pottery show and renovations complete.

Kenai Art Center Executive Director Alex Rydlinski, board president Marion Nelson and Kenai Potters Guild President Debbie Adamson joined the Kenai Conversation to talk about the new show, the reopening of the building and the new name of the Kenai Art Center (formerly the Kenai Fine Art Center).

In week two of the KDLL/Kenai Fine Art Center April Art Auction, we meet Marion Nelson and Jason Ramirez. Artwork is on display at Veronica's Cafe in Kenai through April and you can bid online for your favorite piece.

Some of the Kenai Peninsula’s best holiday shopping begins as soon as Thanksgiving ends.

That’s when artists and art lovers from as far away as Fairbanks flock to the Kenai Arts and Crafts Fair, a holiday market the Peninsula Art Guild has put on for over four decades.

It usually fills the halls of Kenai Central High School the last weekend of November, said board president Marion Nelson.


Kenai Fine Arts Center

The Kenai Fine Art Center closed its door earlier this spring along with most other businesses and public facilities, but unlike others, it won’t reopen this year.

The board of the Peninsula Art Guild, which runs the center, announced Tuesday that it won’t reopen the center in Old Town Kenai until 2021.

Kenai exhibit features buildings of Old Town

Jun 20, 2019

 

Jim Doyle, Kenai’s first volunteer fire chief, chats with Kenai mayor Brian Gabriel at the opening of the ‘Historic Buildings of Kenai’ exhibit, now on display at the fine art center in Old Town through June.Credit Shaylon Cochran/KDLLEdit | Remove

A new exhibit on display at the Kenai Fine Art Center in Old Town focuses on Kenai’s more recent history, and features original paintings by Thor Evenson based on the town’s salmon fishing heritage. The exhibit also highlights some of the city’s historic buildings, including the art center itself which served as a center for the fire and police departments over the years.