The Arts in Haines

This page contains basic info and links about arts in the Upper Lynn Canal, including Haines, Klukwan and the rest of the Chilkat Valley:

  • Alaska Arts Confluence
    This is the go-to site for all art and artist-related information in Haines.
  • Haines Arts Council
    For more than twenty years, the Haines Arts Council, a non-profit, volunteer organization, has been supporting the arts and bringing a variety of world-class performers to the Chilkat Valley. 
  • KHNS Radio 102.3 FM
    KHNS shows are hosted primarily by volunteers from the community. The station also serves as Haines, Skagway and Klukwan's life-blood by providing National Public Radio news programming, Listener Personals, community calendar, and weather information. Call the station at 907-766-2020 or use the KHNS fax (766-2022) to send your Radio Marketplace items, Listener Personals, and Community Calendar items. Other communications can also be emailed to the staff at KHNS:, but email should not be used for items with deadlines, such as Listener Personals and community announcements.
  • Chilkat Center
    The Chilkat Center for the Arts is the major performing arts theater for many community events. The Chilkat Center is also the home of KHNS radio.
  • Lynn Canal Community Players
    This group of thespians regularly entertains the community. Recent productions include "The Sound of Music" and "Gaslight". The group was instrumental in staging ACTFEST.
  • Sheldon Museum
    We have a significant collection of art from Haines' artists. Some of the most recent pieces are on display in our lower gallery. Our annual six-week spotlight shows feature area artists for six-weeks at a time. We hold three of these shows each year.
  • Drama, Debate, and Forensics
    High School club.
  • Local Artists
    The Chilkat Valley is an artistic haven. Here are some of the artists who call the Haines area home.
  • Local Bands
    Folks in the Chilkat Valley are regularly entertained by local bands:
    • Eric Holle and friends: a morphing group under different names playing primarily bluegrass, but also featuring pretty much every other genre you can imagine.
    • Burl Sheldon: folk singer, guitarist, science teacher and fisherman is a popular fixture at the Juneau Folk Festival and other festivals.
    • The Fishpickers

Feeling left out? Let us know about your artistic endeavors by sending us a message via the contact form.