Wander through the lower floor of the Plaza Mall and you’ll find Starboard Frames and Gifts, run by Anna Shaffer, a long-time proponent of fine arts and performing arts in Ketchikan. She’s served on the boards of arts-related non-profits over several years and will be happy to spend time with you talking about the local art and theatre scene.
Ketchikan is rich with artists and Anna has created a showcase store for some of their wares. An artist herself, Anna has an eye for fun, unique pieces and can give you the low-down on those who crafted them.
Starboard Frames features metal art, blown glass, photography, and wearables such as scarfs, hats and jewelry. And of course, there are lots of cool frames at all styles and price-ranges – even forest-friendly recyclables.
If you’re just wandering in to get out of the rain, you’re in luck. Starboard Frames is the only store in the country with a selection of Dutch-made Senz umbrellas, known for their wind- resistant design. Pop in for a quality umbrella, and you may just get caught up in a whirlwind of conversation and a deluge of colorful, well-crafted art.