Local Color

A Community Art Show highlighting locally grown & harvested color.

September 2025 | Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK

What is Local Color?

Local Color is a community art show featuring work from Alaskan artists that incorporates locally grown or harvested color, including natural dyes, botanical inks or stains from plants, mushrooms, berries, lichen and more.

The show will be on display at the Bear Gallery in Fairbanks throughout September 2025.


Call for Art!

We'd love to include your artwork in the show! This group show is open to anyone excited to share their creative interpretation of Local Color - all are welcome!

  • Artists are invited to enter at least one piece of work (more, if space allows)
  • There is no cost to enter your work into the show
  • Any and ALL mediums are welcome, including but not limited to:
    • Fiber Arts (knitting, weaving, quilting, etc.)
    • Textiles & Clothing
    • Woodwork
    • Basketry
    • Painting & Drawing
    • Ceramics
  • Work must feature "local color" (natural dyes, botanical inks, stains, etc. - either grown yourself or harvested locally)

Please complete the form below to express your intent to participate!

Please note that final pieces do not need to be completed until late summer 2025. The form below is simply to let us know you are seriously interested in participating - more specific details will come later!

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Are you interested in workshops?
We're hoping to offer a variety of workshops for people to get inspired by local color and learn how to apply it to their own work.
Are you interested in purchasing dye plants?
Although the show isn't until September 2025, you may need to start thinking about your dye plants THIS summer, depending on what you plan to create. Calypso grows a variety of dye plants - if you'd like plant starts for your own garden, want to purchase mature plants or need any assistant sourcing materials, we're happy to help!