The International Gallery of Contemporary Art (IGCA) is an exhibition space dedicated to new works in visual and interdisciplinary arts. It was established to provide the community with a place where provocative ideas, diverse art forms, artists and audiences can come together, to offer a point of view that encourages vision, risk-taking and discovery, and to be an art space where experimentation and risk are still possible.


Tuesdays through Sundays from noon to 4:00 pm

(the gallery is closed from Tuesday to Thursday prior to a First-Friday exhibition openings).

Opening Receptions are held on the First Friday of each month from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Exhibitions change monthly.


To provide a forum for the public exhibition and discussion of contemporary art;

To support and exhibit the work of developing artists and to encourage experimental and explorative art;

To challenge and expand public understanding and perception of contemporary art issues


The International Gallery of Contemporary Art began in the early 1980s as a small room next to the art studio of Anchorage sculptor David Felker. The gallery took its name from its location on International Airport Road, but the name has also come to represent the Gallery’s ability to draw artists from all around the world for exhibitions. From its beginning, the Gallery has been available for artists to exhibit experimental works of art, including installation and performance art. This was revolutionary for Anchorage at the time. In 1989, the Gallery became incorporated and established its non-profit status. A board of directors was also established. Despite the growth of the Gallery over the years, the vision has remained the same: an unwavering dedication to presenting the finest contemporary art available and providing artists with a venue to explore new aspects of their work without concern for commercial viability.

The International Gallery hosts monthly exhibitions by local artists as well as artists from outside the state and across the globe.


Board members provide management and artistic direction.

Garrett Burtner

Keren Lowell

Linda Infante Lyons

Don Mohr (officer)

Kelly Ryan

Michelle Suchland

Lacie Stiewing

Gallery Manager

Honor Hall

The Gallery accepts proposals from individuals interested in serving as curators for special exhibitions. Please see the instructions for applying for an exhibition for more information.


International Gallery operations are supported, in part, by:

The Alaska State Council on the Arts

The Municipality of Anchorage (through the Municipal Arts Advisory Commission)

The Gallery receives much support from individual contributions and memberships.

Sponsors ($250+ membership level)

Annie Aube

Barbara & Gary Baugh

Bettisworth North Architects & Planners

Jared Chandler

Brian & Sharon Davies

Don & Michelle Decker

Perry & Ardene Eaton

Ted Gardeline & Pat Shelton

Ann Gray

John Letourneau

John Maltas

Les & Janelle Matz

John McKay


John Weir

Carol & Alex Bryner

Jo Dagon

Grace Choi

Julie Decker & Michael Morris

Linda Kumin

Karen Larsen / Creative Space

Michele & Craig Suchland



“Heart of Anchorage” architectural award for design of International Gallery of Contemporary Art for revitalizing downtown and promoting arts and culture from the Municipality of Anchorage Urban Design Commission. Architectural services/design provided by Mayer Sattler-Smith


Mayor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Arts Organization



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