Stephan Fine Arts is the culmination of years of Pat & Pam Stephan's collecting of eclectic international artwork, and in 1977, Stephan Fine Arts opened its doors! The gallery, inside the Hotel Captain Cook between the Whale's Tail Bar and front desk, is now run by Pat & Pam's daughter, Becky, who is the sole owner/curator/director, and her husband, John Gurney (who started his gallery career on Front Street in Maui at the age of 17). John handles the framing and shipping. Showcasing primarily Alaskan artwork, Becky has continued in her parents direction, incorporating some national artist's works as well, and new talent is always on their radar. After 37 years, Stephan Fine Arts continues to be the epitome of a family-run small business.
We look forward to meeting you in the gallery and invite you to meet our artists personally every first Friday of the month, year-round (yes, even in the winter), during the First Friday Art Walk in Anchorage, Alaska. At each show, a new body of work, a result of months and even years of work, leading up to these openings. Take a night out on Anchor Town and see what's new while supporting local small businesses and our talented artists. We feature live music and refreshments, and stay open until at least 11:00pm so come late ~ make us either your first or last stop on the circuit and have a drink at the Whale's Tail at the Hotel Captain Cook!
Thank you for your trust over the years, and for sharing in our art journey - the pleasure has truly been ours! Also check out The Crest Gallery across the hall from Stephan Fine Arts - also owned and operated by Becky - featuring fine jewelry and 3-dimensional artwork by international artists.