The Walter Soboleff Center

Sealaska Heritage Institute

Funding Received: 2013
Juneau, AK
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

The Walter Soboleff Center, a 29,000 square foot cultural arts center, will stand in the center of downtown Juneau, adjacent to the historic district, one block from the waterfront, and in close proximity to the State Capitol and the shops and restaurants frequented by residents, the legislature, and hundreds of thousands of tourists whose cruise ships dock at the wharf each summer. Through its design and programming the Center will establish Juneau as the primary destination for authentic Alaskan Native art experiences.


See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

Sep 1, 2016
A Juneau-based organization is behind an effort to make learning Tlingit more accessible in hopes of preserving the Alaska Native language. Read More
By Mary Richey Brief Updates/ Recent Wins Sealaska Heritage Institute has announced the artists for the permanent, monumental art in the Walter Soboleff Center. The... Read More
By Mary Richey Brief Update Spring has arrived in Alaska! Sealaska Heritage Institute has been busy planning our bi-annual Celebration – a cultural celebration where... Read More
Dawson Construction pouring concrete Juneau had an unusual dry couple of weeks in February, aiding in the construction of the Walter Soboleff Center. The last... Read More
Crystal Worl modeling a fish skin top by Joel Isaak during the fashion show; photo by Steve Quinn SHI hosted the Tináa Art Auction of... Read More
Progress on the Walter Soboleff Center is moving fast. The cement floors of the Basement have been completed. The lower level, shown in this picture,... Read More
SHI’s Native Artist Committee met and gave us great advice and direction for the artwork to be made under the ArtPlace grant. They will act... Read More
Sealaska Heritage Institute is thankful to have received the ArtPlace America grant, and we are excitedly looking forward to making our hometown a stronger art... Read More