The North Pole Grange Gallery has been conducting monthly art shows since January 2007. At this first show, the gallery feature an exclusive showing of original watercolor paintings by Vladimir Zhikhartsev. Subsequent monthly shows have featured work by local artists in a variety of media including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pottery, fabric, prints, glass, metal, and photography. As the only Art Gallery in North Pole, Santa Claus and his elves chose this venue for their annual teeny weenie art show which specialized in miniature framed art for holiday gift giving. In its first year of operation, the Gallery dominated the First Friday phenomenon in the area, attracting hundreds of visitors to each of its monthly openings.
Responding to suggestions by members and Gallery visitors, the monthly events have moved to the Third Friday and broadened in scope to include a wide range activities. The goal is to provide variety that maintains the interest of our regular and new visitors.