As a landmarking project, Tuyanitun: Tuggeht elevates the visibility of Indigenous ancestral lands. Homer is situated within the tribal lands of Nichiłt’ana. Nichiłt’ana is a contemporary geographical ethnonym for Ninilchik Village Tribe, whose descendants trace their roots from the ancient Kachemak peoples, and the Dena’ina and Sugpiaq people of this region who have sustained these lands since time immemorial. Tuggeht is the Dena’ina name for the place settlers have called Bishops Beach since the mid 1900’s. Tuggeht means “at the shore” in Dena’ina.
Projected to be installed September 2022.
Bunnell Street Arts Center presents Old Town ArtPlace Initiative, opportunities through art to explore creative placemaking, shared values and communal stewardship in the historic neighborhood of Old Town, Homer. Old Town ArtPlace Initiative seeks solutions to entrenched problems like speeding traffic and pedestrian accessibility with artist-led amenities, participatory events and both permanent and ephemeral public art installations and Old Town Artist In Residence program for visiting artists from Alaska and the United States to galvanize the community around Homer’s Old Town neighborhood through the creation and presentation of artwork that activates the Arts Center’s space and surrounding outdoor neighborhood sites.
We are working with community partners to daylight and restore an historic waterway that flows through Homer from above Karen Hornaday Park along Main Street and under pavement by the Pratt Museum, to HCOA and below the Sterling Highway to Bishop’s Beach.
Community partners worked to restore a historic waterway that flows through Homer from above Karen Hornaday Park along Main Street and under pavement by the Pratt Museum, to HCOA and below the Sterling Highway to Bishop’s Beach.