This nonprofit gallery/performance and studio space, located in a perfect space in an old hardware store near Bishops Beach at the lower end of Main Street, is my favorite in Alaska. Unlike most other Alaska galleries, which double as tourist gift shops, Bunnell was made by and for artists, and the experience is noncommercial and often challenging. You may be tempted to become a member of the nonprofit corporation that runs it, for membership comes with a one-of-a-kind plate made by one of the artists. The arts center also mounts invitational or juried art shows from beyond the community and puts on performance art and art workshops, concerts, poetry readings, and films.