In response to crowds of cruise-ship tourists passing through the capital, several chain stores have opened up downtown to make profits by selling mass-produced “local” souvenirs. Skip these spots and support the local economy by shopping only at stores with a sign in their window reading “This store is owned by an Alaskan family.” One of the best is the Juneau Artists Gallery, a cooperative of 26 local artists who make jewelry, ceramics, and paintings of local scenery.
4. Insider’s Tip
Published on Dec 19, 2012 as a web exclusive.