The First Friday shows at the art galleries in Homer always present a great selection of art. All of the in-town shops (there are some art shops on the Spit that don't participate in First Friday) also host artists' receptions from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with refreshments (usually cookies, coffee, punch and tea) for visitors. Some of the artists also speak about their work. All of the galleries leave their featured artist's work up until the following month's first Friday.
Here are the main participants:
Fireweed Gallery , one of several on Pioneer Avenue, are open year round, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day in summer (sometimes they close a little earlier on Sunday). Winter hours depend on business. After Christmas they reduce their hours.
The Art Shop Gallery, also located toward the east end of Pioneer Avenue, is open Monday through Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m and Sundays 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. in summer. Winter hours are 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekdays, closed Sundays.
Picture Alaska’s summer hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4;00 p.m. Sundays. In winter their hours are 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. five days a week.
Ptarmigan Arts' summer hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. In winter they open at 10:00 a.m. and the closing hours are flexible depending on business.
Bunnell Street Art Gallery's summer hours are 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4:00 p.m. Sunday. In winter they are open from 11:00 a.m. to to 5:00 p.m. every day except Sunday when they close.
The Dean Gallery, Located at 40374 Waterman Rd., Homer Ak – 5 miles out East End Rd. Follow the signs on Waterman. Winter Hours are Tuesdays and Saturdays 1-5 pm. Check back in spring for summer hours. First Friday hours are 5-9 pm. The gallery is also open by informal appointment.
All of the art galleries are open until 7:30 p.m. on the first Friday of every month when they hold their public reception for the featured artist of the month. In addition to their monthly featured artist, all of the galleries display works of a number of other local and other artists, some Alaskan and some from elsewhere.