about THe festival
As busy adults, we often fail to make time for reflection, to think and feel deeply, to challenge ourselves to see the world in new and beautiful ways. Amid the unrelenting pressures of everyday life, we lose our essential and childlike wonder. Give yourself time, space, and perspective—as a student in the Sitka Arts and Science Festival.
Perched at the edge of a wilderness, nestled in one of the most exquisite and vibrant small communities in the world, the Sitka Arts and Science Festival explores what it means to be human against the immensity of forest, ocean, and mountains in Sitka, Alaska.
Through the complementary lenses of art and science, and guided by an extraordinary group of artists and scientists, Festival participants embark on a journey of learning and discovery.
Join us. Immerse yourself in an intensive workshop and experience our wilderness through guided excursions. Be inspired by performances and provoked by lectures. Go behind the scenes with musicians and actors. Reclaim your capacity for wonder and imagination with us this summer.