Through Dec. 11, the Anchorage Museum shop will have some serious discounts for shoppers looking for Alaska art. Museum members can take 20 percent off books and 30 percent off all other merchandise. Non-members get 10 percent off books and 20 percent off all other merchandise - but we note that the discount on a fine ivory sculpture or one of Jerry Lieb's drums would pay for your membership.
In addition to some of the finest of fine art from Alaska, the shop stocks an assortment of fine jewelry, tree ornaments and fun stocking-stuffers for children including some pretty brainy "toys." Gift cards are available. A membership is also a pretty good gift.
None of which is to discourage readers from checking out other outlets for art. 2 Friends in midtown has beautiful craft kitchen and houseware along with remarkable work by most of the state's best-known artists, living and dead. Sandy Jamieson has his latest Christmas print at Aurora Fine Arts downtown. More in Friday's edition of Play.