Alaska Native youth practice traditional dance in the Alaska Native Heritage event space.


Throughout the year, the Alaska Native Heritage Center brings opportunities to the community to learn more about Alaska Native culture, traditions, art, and language. Current class offerings are listed below. For up-to-the-moment class announcements follow our Facebook page.

Mellon Master Artist Workshops

Through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ANHC is able to host Master Artists who will teach you classic art forms from Alaska Native cultures. Workshops range from a two-day to a week-long experience, and in most cases, the materials are provided along with the guidance. All workshops take place on ANHC’s campus, with plenty of free parking.

The Mellon Master Artist program also provides professional business training for artists who are seeking a way to make their art more financially sustainable. The classes, provided by Alaska Native artists trained by the First People’s Fund, cover most aspects of maintaining a business as an artist, including marketing and internet presence. These classes are free to the public and are on a first-come, first-served sign-up basis.

Check the Events page for upcoming classes and on-site. For more information on the Mellon Master Artist program, email

Tiamuna, Iñupiaq for “Future”

Discover an online hub that connects Alaska Native and American Indian students to enriching educational and cultural activities, presented by Alaska Native Heritage Center.The Tiamuna portal connects youth and their caregivers, ages kindergarten through 12th grade, with educational and culturally enriching programs and services in the Anchorage area. By increasing accessibility to such programs and services, the Tiamuna program is actively building future leaders.

ANHC is temporarily closed to the public from February 2024 – May 2024 for renovations to ANHC’s facility.