Come Paint with Us!

Contributed by Sara McKinley

Summer is on its way, and along with it, all the colors that Alaska has to offer. Color brings something special to life and it’s one of the reasons we love to help people paint and find their fun through art! Painting and art have always been a part of my life and it’s something that I love to share with people, each week.

In an effort to help develop more art in the community, Paint Nights with Sara will be offering once a month, completely free rock painting! Grab your favorite rock, your family and friends, and head to Paint nights with Sara, on the Parks Highway across from SBS. We will have our first night of free rock painting for kids and families on Saturday, May 4th, from 10AM to 1PM. Then, take your rock out into the community and join one of the many Facebook groups, like “Matsu Rocks”. Take part in some community fun and make some new friends in the process! It’s a great way to get outside and hit the parks or other areas you haven’t really experienced across the valley, as you find other rocks hidden by other participants.

We will also be providing free rock painting on June 7th, during “Music in the Park”. Come see our tent if you can’t make it to the one in May and bring your favorite rock, and we will provide the paint, brushes, and fun! We hope you can join us outside and check out our website for more information:, or like our Facebook page, “Paint Nights with Sara”. I hope you have a beautiful summer and experience a life full of color!!