Faces of First Friday

In November of 2015, Akela members worked with the Anchorage Museum to uniquely document the patrons who visit the Museum when the entrance fee is waived on the first Friday of each month. Akela created the concept of an 'Alaskan identity' portrait studio - outdoor themed props and backdrops made of rainproof tarps common to the Alaskan landscape to bring the outdoors in to the patrons to interact with. The event campaign was a joint effort by Akela and the Museum, with Akela providing cross promotion from member Instagram accounts to the Museum's account and website. The event was a success with more than twelve hundred people turning out.