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Coming May 10-12, 2023

Join U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Audubon Alaska for this free online festival.


Featured Artist: Francis Vallejo

2022 Arctic Refuge "Voices of the Wilderness" Resident Artist

Francis Vallejo is an award-winning, Detroit native, American artist whose works have been exhibited in major national publications, art galleries, and museums. Vallejo earned his Bachelor’s degree from Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, Florida and his M.A. from Savannah College of Art + Design in Savannah, Georgia. He has since created artworks for a host of notable clients and exhibits. Vallejo’s “Jazz Day,” written by Roxane Orgill and published by Candlewick Press, was the recipient of the 2016 Boston Globe Horn Book award for best Picture Book. His newest illustrated book “Anansi Boys” written by Neil Gaiman and published by The Folio Society has won Spectrum Gold, the D&AD Pencil Award, and other awards. He is an Associate Professor of Illustration at the College for Creative Studies. 


This website is jointly managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Alaska Region and Alaska Audubon solely for the purposes of highlighting the annual Arctic Bird Fest celebration. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is not responsible for content posted on Audubon websites or Audubon social media channels, nor are links to any non-federal channels on the Arctic Bird Fest website an endorsement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, or U.S. federal government.

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