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The Girdwood Center for the Visual Arts

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Exceptional arts and gift gallery

GCVA is located right next to the Girdwood Bake Shop and Sitzmark Restaurant. It is filled with... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Wonderful art gallery!

This is a really wonderful, small town art gallery located next door to the famous Bake Shop... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Girdwood, Alaska
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GCVA is not your typical art gallery. It is a non-profit 501(c)(3) cooperative art gallery of over 30 Alaskan artists. Our gallery is staffed by our artist volunteers creating the unique opportunity of bringing the artist and patron together. Visit...more
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194 Olympic Mountain Loop, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
+1 907-783-3209
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

GCVA is located right next to the Girdwood Bake Shop and Sitzmark Restaurant. It is filled with literally thousands of items by dozens of local artists. Prices are much lower than a typical resort-area gallery, because this coop is run by artist volunteers. Most items...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2018

This is a really wonderful, small town art gallery located next door to the famous Bake Shop restaurant. The art is all local, and extremely creative, and tasteful..A true must visit of you appreciate local art.

Thank Thirdeye3
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Wonderful little shop, original natives designs at good prices. Very fun to make a stop and talk to the locals.

Thank Rosalina G
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Lots of wonderful visual arts to enjoy. Spent an hour enjoying the many different media that were presented. Many paintings, glass and other media used to create texture and color art pieces. Could spend more time but needed to leave something for the next time.

Thank Curt H
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I love supporting local artists. This shop features the best of Alaska artistic talents and I often leave with more purchases than intended after the artist salesperson explains the background of her work whether it is photography done by someone who was employed by the...More

Thank AlaskaFrog
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I always enjoy stopping in here when in Girdwood. I like the variety of artwork and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank PJLaP
Reviewed 7 March 2016

My husband and I stopped in this February during a weekend trip to Girdwood and I'm glad we did! There is a nice selection of art from Alaskan artists- with a little something for everyone. There are paintings, photographs, ornaments, clay works, and much more....More

Thank Sarah V
Reviewed 25 August 2015

The Girdwood Visual Arts Center has some excellent pieces of art work by local artists. There is a great variety and the prices are in line. I stop by every time I am in the area. Always a great visit!

Thank 160joann
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We stopped here after eating lunch at The Bake Shop (right next door). A tour guide from one of our excursions recommended stopping here as I was looking for a place with unique souvenirs. It is a small shop, but they carry art from local...More

Thank xixi89
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We ate lunch at the Bake Shop next door so we stopped in for a visit after reading the TA reviews. This shop is quite small and has a few nice art pieces, but is not really worth the time it takes unless you are...More

1  Thank Micky O
Holly H, Manager at The Girdwood Center for the Visual Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2015

Hi Micky O, yes you are right, we are a small gallery and not a large commercial operation. We are also a non-profit 501(c)(3) that supports the arts from the sales in our gallery and not a private for-profit business. In addition, we are an...More

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