Rich photographs of Alaska wildlife and close-up scenery hang on the walls inside of the Caffe D’arte at Dimond and King Street. It’s First Friday for the month of May! The air is filled with the smell of coffee and the soothing sound of Jonathan Heynen, a local musician. He sings and plays the guitar while people look at the artwork. Jonathan performs by himself and with another person at locations around Anchorage. He will be the subject of a soon to be produced Anchorage Free Press article showcasing local Alaskan artists. The photographer whose colorful photos adorn the walls is Joanie Havenner, another local artist. She’s done other first Friday event at other locations, but is her first time at Caffe D’arte. Among the free samples sitting on the tables for guests, Joanie displays her artwork that has been published in Alaska Magazine, and will also be included in a 2020 personal calendar and the wildlife calendar from Greatland Graphics, here in Anchorage. The calendar will be available for sale at local gift stores on June 1st. You can see more about her artwork online at http://www.photosbyjoanie.com, also http://www.wildalaskaimages.com. Joanie is on Facebook and Instagram under Wild Alaska Images and Photos by Joanie.
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Drive-through coffee is an Alaskan innovation that has rocked the US nation. Bringing new heights of coffee enjoyment, by introducing cold brew and many other great espresso drinks, while providing great customer service, has definitely earned Caffé D’arte the honor of being one of the top businesses in the country in 2018. Owned and operated by Lori Brewer and Bob Brewer.
Now, Caffe D’arte has opened a shop in the “N” concourse at the Seattle-Tacoma, Washington airport. So, after you get off the red-eye flight from Anchorage to Seattle, you can stop in at a local coffee shop with a reputation for providing very good coffee, and, support a good Alaskan business. Caffé D’arte in Washington is a opportunity to show the many world travelers just what Alaskan entrepreneurship can deliver. Right now, Caffé D’arte is having a contest on Facebook. If you take a selfie in front of the Caffé D’arte stand there in Seattle, and post it on the Facebook page, you could be eligible to win one of a number of gift cards, totaling $200.
Another new item that Caffé D’arte is offering, white coffee. It is a more intense coffee experience with a different flavor, and a free workshop about white coffee is available on March 29th. To reserve a space, call 907-333-3626.
Children were sitting on the floor playing games people lounging around in chairs, and admiring photos on each other‘s phones at the tables scattered around the Caffé dArté in Kingsrow mall, at Dimond and King Street. It was like being at home on holiday. Everybody hanging around, smiling and laughing. It’s First Friday and all are here to enjoy the art and the company. This month’s local artists are Karen Chase – born in Alaska and an artist for 14 years; and, Jamie Janko – born in Anchorage and passionate for art. Karen’s work showcases the beautiful Alaska landscapes, while Jamie embellishes her art with a unique neon style. Look at it in normal light looks one way, aim a flashlight at it, and you get a different picture. Both artists are very thankful to local establishments like Caffe D’arte to open their doors to show off their art and meet new people.