Mary Epperson Day


On the silhouette wall on Pioneer Avenue, there is a diminutive figure raising her hands to summon artists to action and excellence. That’s Mary Epperson: June 6, 1922 - April 11, 2016. Epperson moved to Alaska with her family in 1954. She was a homesteader, a music teacher, a founding citizen of the city of Homer, and an originator and organizer of the arts in Alaska. 

This past Saturday, June 6th, Homer Council on the Arts and organizations all over town celebrated Mary Epperson Day, established by the City of Homer in 2010.

Saturday is Mary Epperson Day in Homer

Jun 5, 2020
Homer Council on the Arts

Tomorrow, June 6, is a day set aside in Homer each year to recognize a woman whose tireless efforts over decades largely shape Homer into the art- and music-appreciating community it is today.

 Homer City Councilmember Caroline Venuti said Mary Epperson Day will honors the influence she had far and wide.