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Welcome to The Alaska Center and The Alaska Center Education Fund's first Virtual Event and Auction. 2020 is a huge year. As Alaskans, we face a climate crisis, economic uncertainty, fast-tracked mining, and threats to our democracy. It is time to shift our way of thinking. Vision for our future requires all of us, all of our voices, and all of our support. Together we can see a future for our state full of hope and opportunity.

As we look forward we are excited to figure out new ways to connect and envision our future together. We may be virtual today but the work we have done together has and will continue to resonate and positively effect the real world we share.

We have incredible prizes to bid on for the next 6 days.  Simply pick up your smart phone, text AKCENTER to 71760.

You will then have access to bid on prizes ranging from local foods and artisan goods to vacation stays to a fat bike to a whole home solar installation and more!

Messages From Our Team

Executive Director- Polly Carr
Youth Civic Engagement Coordinator- Kengo Nagaoka
Board Member- Genevieve Mina

Raise Your Virtual Paddle


Our annual auction is The Alaska Center’s biggest event of the year, with proceeds directly supporting our year-round work to educate, engage, empower, and elect Alaskans. Our goal is to raise $30,000 from this virtual paddle raise, and to help motivate us, a group of supporters have come together to create a $12,500 matching fund.

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Virtual Auction

All prizes can be accessed through the Text to Bid App.
To get started text AKCenter to 71760.


A diversified economy means viewing the work of makers and artisans in our state as a renewable resource and supporting them any way we can. We are so honored that Summit Tea and Spice has donated an incredible gift box that highlights some of the best food from around the state of Alaska and supports artisans committed to high quality, locally sources products. Details about each of the artisans is in the box.


Biking in Alaska can be a year round adventure with a Fat Tire Bike. Thanks to the generosity of Trek Bicycles this brand bike can go home with any one of our incredible supporters. Get access to some of the most beautiful sites in Alaska and reduce your carbon foot print. As we work our way towards a future with less dependence on extraction it is good to know cycling can always keep you connected to the beauty of our state.


There is no question about it, renewable energy sources are the only options we have to mitigate the issues of climate change in our state. Through our Solarize programs and partnerships we are building the foundations of making home solar energy accessible and affordable to all Alaskans. Our amazing partners at Arctic Solar Ventures have donated a full home solar package making it possible for you to take solar home with you.

Text AKCENTER to 71760 to see more auction items and details and help us envision our future, together.

thanks to some of our incredible auction donors
  • Side Street Espresso
  • Wild Scoops
  • UAA Planetarium
  • 49th State Brewery
  • Skinny Raven
  • Double Shovel
  • Dark Horse Coffee
  • Sweet Caribou
  • Arctic Entries
  • Salmon Sisters
  • New Sagaya
  • Zudy’s
  • Spenard Roadhouse
  • The Kobuk
  • Schoolhouse Fish Co.
  • Blue Market
  • Cynosure Brewing
  • Eagle River Nature Center
  • Anchorage Yoga
  • Arctic Valley Ski Area
  • Ginger
  • Cook Inletkeeper
  • REI
  • Musk Ox Farm
  • Summit Spice and Tea
  • Alaska Railroad
  • The Beauty Room
  • The Trek Store
  • Art by Hailey Morgan
  • Arctic Solar Ventures
  • and more…
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Join us for a conversation with Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali: Holding Onto to Vision in Crises.

Friday, May 29
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