Art Briefs

Summer dinner theater casting call
Auditions for Odie’s Deli summer dinner theater are Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Odie’s Deli in Soldotna. Men’s auditions will begin around 2:15 p.m. Casting is being done for four men, four women and two dancers. Show producers are looking for performers with strong vocal abilities. No theater experience necessary. A small band is forming to play for the show as well. The dinner theater is an original musical review created by Joseph Spady telling the story of 8 friends through some of the ups and downs of life. The show will be directed by Joseph Spady, musical direction by Kelsey Shields and choreography by Grace Olendorff.

For more information on the auditions and the show check out Odie’s Facebook page at

Potter’s Guild plans sale
The Kenai Potter’s Guild  will hold their annual Mother’s Day Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 in the Potter’s Studio, attached to the Kenai Fine Arts Center at 816 Cook St. in Old Town Kenai. Come and see the wonderful pottery available at very affordable prices.

Triviapalooza returns
The Triviapalooza team trvia contest, hosted by the Triumvirate Theatre and the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, is  May 11 at 7 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Teams of 6-8 people can enter to win $250 and the title of Master of Trivia. Registration is $15 per person for this community quiz bowl. Beer, and pizza will be available. Proceeds go to benefit Triumvirate Theatre and The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. To register, go to

Kenai River Festival booth applications available
The Kenai Watershed Forum is accepting applications from local artists and food vendors to reserve booth space at the Kenai River Festival on June 8, 9 and 10 at Soldotna Creek Park in downtown Soldotna. Space is limited. Visit for more information and application details. Deadline for applications is May 15.

Sterling plans talent show
“Sterling Has Talent” will be held in September at the Sterling Senior Center. Application forms for auditions will be available in late April. Auditions will begin in June. Cash prizes will be awarded for youth (12 and under) and adult (over 12 years old) divisions. Each audition will be ope to the public for a $5 charge. The public will vote on the talent that will move forward to the semi-final and final competitions. No professionals can compete, only “raw” talent.

Kenai Saturday Market preparations now on
The Kenai’s Saturday Market at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center is accepting applications for the 2012 season. The market runs May 26 to Sept. 15. For more information contact Harold at 283-1991 or, or pick up an application at the center.

Soldotna Market seeks vendors
The Soldotna Wednesday Market at Soldotna Creek Park is accepting vendor registrations for the 2012 season. The market will run every Wednesday from May 30 to July 25. For more information or to reserve a space call Rae at 262-2729.

Museum of the North calls for artisans
The University of Alaska Museum of the North announces a call to artisans of the circumpolar North to apply for the 2012 Artisan Expo and Sale Oct. 12-13 at the museum. Artists of all mediums are invited to participate in this juried sale.

The two-day event will begin with a ticketed reception and sale and continue with an artisan sale that’s free and open to the public.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. June 1. For more information call 907-474-7505 or visit the museum online at