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Creative Placemaking

Dinner in the Street

Bunnell Street Art Center’s creative placemaking event in Old Town, Homer Alaska.

Dinner in the Street is one of Bunnell Street Art Center’s keystone events. What started out as a massive collaborative community experiment in 2014 has turned into a favorite Homer annual event. Dinner in the Street reclaims shared public space and reinvents it as a shared community space of exchange. Bunnell closes Main Street to cars and re-opens it to 200 guests who enjoy a sit-down meal in historic Old Town with beautiful Kachemak Bay in the back ground. In the years past, the 5-course dinner has been mostly provided by Old Town restaurants; Maura’s Cafe, Two Sister’s Bakery, Fat Olives & Schooner Bay Winery, Vida’s Thai Food, Grace Ridge Brewing, Alaska Shellfish Farm and Homer farmers. This year, we are glad to announce that Wild Honey Bistro (where Maura’s Cafe was) will be participating as well!

Innovation is part of the fabric of Bunnell and we aim our events to follow suit. Beyond the incredible locally sourced dinner, 2017’s Dinner in the Street will incorporate a unique walking element through Beluga Slough, a pop-up art auction, live music and dance. Stay tuned for more of Dinner in the Street 2017 details.


Bunnell Street Arts Center would love to extend a sincere thank you to all who help create Dinner in the Street each year. Whether you volunteered, attended, donated or performed, Dinner in the Street is creative placemaking in it’s truest form and Homer is so fortunate to experience that collaboration.


Brianna M. Allen
Outreach and Programs Coordinator
Bunnell Street Arts Center

2018 Dinner at the Beach

Participate in the 5th annual creative placemaking initiative “Dinner at the Beach” at Bishop’s Beach Park Pavilion on June 17th. Each year Bunnell Street Arts Center leads in Homer’s premiere…

2016 Dinner in the Street

What is Dinner in the Street all about? Community engagement and creative placemaking, over a delicious dinner sponsored by Maura’s Cafe and neighborhood restaurants. Featuring fresh local food, live entertainment…

2014 Dinner in the Street

Online Art Auction can be viewed here Update: • Artist Adrien Segal inhabited the front exhibition gallery space from April 14th of working and creating.  She conducted an in-depth study…

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