Hugh and Shari Grant

Juneau’s thriving arts scene is a major reason Shari and Hugh Grant are happy to call the city home.

“We have all these wonderfully talented people— even the high school plays are fantastic here,” Shari said. “And I appreciate going downtown for First Fridays. It’s wonderful to have that—there are so many artists that we’ve enjoyed. The art in our home is mainly from Juneau artists.”

Shari and Hugh support several arts-related projects through the Juneau Community Foundation, including the ongoing Whale and Seward Statue projects.

Watching out for her community has always been a way of life for Shari, a third-generation Alaskan who grew up in Ketchikan.

“Everybody helped everybody in the olden days,” she said. “We took care of each other.”

Her husband Hugh, who is originally from Ireland, has been a business owner in Juneau for more than 50 years—another reason the couple feels so connected to the city.

“We’re grateful we live in Juneau. It’s a great place to be. It’s home.”

The Juneau Community Foundation’s Arts & Culture Field of Interest Fund allows residents to support this exciting aspect of our community through a range of projects, organizations, and programs.
“It’s just a very handy and simple way to donate. It’s easy and safe.” — Shari