Throughout the year, we put on exciting upcoming events that enable us to connect with the Anchorage community. These events also give us a way to partner with other agencies and show that we have a united front in the support of our most vulnerable citizens. For information on a particular event, see the contact name in the event description. We very much look forward to seeing you soon!


 2 Friends Gallery First Friday Event

Friday, July 7
5:00 am to 7:00 pm
341 E. Benson Blvd.  99503

2 Friends Gallery is a gallery unlike any other in Alaska, with a carefully curated and constantly changing selection of original art, along with many unique, rare and hard to find resale pieces by well known Alaska and Alaska Native artists.  A portion of the proceeds from the First Friday event in July will go to help support Clare House. Please join us!


11th Annual Plein Air Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, July 29 & 30
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
5801 Barry Ave.  99507

Join 25+ local artists for this wonderful event to on the grounds of the Kolstad Homestead. Artists painting on location!  Art for sale!  And a silent art auction to benefit Clare House!  A perfect weekend event!  Volunteers are needed to help with registration, the auction and hospitality.  Contact Laura Rice at to volunteer.  To donate artwork for the silent auction or to see what’s available, Plein Air Weekend for Clare House 2017.

Clare House Meal Team Lu’au

Friday, August 11
4:00 to 6:30 pm
4110 Spenard Rd. 99517

Are you part of the amazing team that prepares and provides meals for Clare House?  If so, the time is coming to say “THANK YOU” for all that you do throughout the year.  We’re throwing a Lu’au in your honor and all Clare House Meal Team members are invited to attend.  Please RSVP to Laura Rice at by Tuesday, August 1.  Please join us and let us say “MAHALO” for all your incredible service!

HUGSS (Helping Us Give School Supplies)

Tuesday, August 15
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
East High School
4025 E. Northern Lights Blvd. 99508

An event giving  school supplies to kids in need at the beginning of the school year is coming up on August 15! Help kids start their school year off right by donating school supplies including erasers, glue sticks, rulers, pens and pencils, scissors, and crayons. You can drop off donations at Lutheran Social Services, 1303 W. 33rd Ave.  Volunteer for set up on Monday, August 14 or distribution on Tuesday, August 15 by contacting Laura Rice at


We need your help to put on these events! If you are interested in volunteering or want to know how you can lend a hand, please contact:

Laura Rice Community Engagement Manager • • 907-222-7335