Mary Epperson Performance Art Center


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.

HCOA plans to build permanent performance space

Aug 22, 2018
Courtesy of Homer Council on the Arts

Homer Council on the Arts is changing course on its new performance space. Since 2016, the council was planning to make the Mary Epperson Performance Art Center a yurt and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the project.

But now HCOA is planning on constructing a permanent building. Executive Director Peggy Paver says the change came when she met with a M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust representative to secure the last bit of funding for the space.