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from the moving music of the Lullaby Project and its concert set in a correctional facility, to compelling storytelling and cultural dialogues, dances and cooking.

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There’s always a project on the horizon – something you can attend, support with a donation of time or money, or share with your friends.

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Festival of Cultural Stories

Stories of Strength, Courage and Inspiration
Featuring the incomparable International Storyteller Diane Ferlatte

Saturday, January 25, 2020
BP Energy Center

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Eyes Closed Project

19 stories will be installed on 4’ x 8’ exhibit panels and placed throughout the city, to remain up for at least a year. Each panel consists of a professional photograph and the child’s personal story. The panels will transform Anchorage’s streets into an atlas of our combined heritages.

Hiland Mountain Lullaby Project

In partnership with the Carnegie Weill Music Institute. Mothers are guided on a personal journey to write a lullaby for their child while they are serving time at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center. Local musicians help the women create their song.


Festival of Cultural Stories

January 25, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm AKST

Virtual Dinner

September 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020

Recent Posts

2019 Lullaby Concert Scheduled!

The 2019 Hiland Correctional Center Lullaby Project concert date has been set for 1:00 pm November 16. Tickets are $20 Click here to purchase tickets. Click here for more information about the Lullaby Project. [...]

Eyes Closed Opening Ceremony

The Eyes Closed Exhibit officially opened on September 14, 2018. Here's a short video of the occasion! Also check out the Eyes Closed Project page for a photo gallery of the event! [...]

Eyes Closed Map

African-American artist Shirley Mae Springer Staten and Mexican writer Gabriela Olmos have created the extraordinary project Eyes Closed. These collaborators have interviewed 69 Anchorage children from different ethnic origins and social economic backgrounds. The children [...]

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