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Arts Council and NSI propose Folk School

by KTNA Staff ~ March 11th, 2011

Two Talkeetna area non profits are talking about teaming up to purchase a piece of property on the edge of downtown Talkeetna.  Although many people have eyed the property, the two organizations have now gone public with their idea in hopes to get feedback from the community..  (see John Campbell folk school and North House Folk School)


2 Responses to Arts Council and NSI propose Folk School

  1. Stella Draper

    YES! A folk school would be Amazing! There is a John Campbell folk school near my mother’s house in North Carolina. It was the coolest school I ever toured, I wanted to take ever class. I would be thrilled to see a Folk School come together in Talkeetna.

  2. Trisha Costello

    A folk school here in Talkeetna would be a great fit. Seems we already have one, loosely and unofficially:

    Talkeetna Community Schools at the Elementary offers space for classes throughout the school year; the Denali Arts Council’s Music Academy (Sandy Shoulders) teaches string and music classes from sun up to sun down on Thursdays; a couple of us in the restaurant biz. teach specified cooking classes throughout the year; there are a handful of Saturdays that are now “Crafturdays”; the Seniors have a drop-in quilting day on Mondays; a local lady orchestrates a casual mosaic workshop on a weekly basis; a climbing & mountaineering school calls Talkeetna home and they have an outdoor photography class on their schedule; our youth are involved in a Build-a-Plane educational program at the airport; we have a flight school here in Talkeetna; the Arts Council’s Green Light Circus has a full schedule of circus camp classes for youth this summer.

    And those are just the ones I know about. Please tell me what I missed!

    When Folk School gets off the ground, it will catch like wildfire and most definitely re-define Talkeetna as a mecca for the arts, culture, hands-on learning and natural beauty.