Welcome to The Folk School of Fairbanks

 The Folk School Facility Rental Policy

 

The Folk School

The Folk School is happy to offer its facility, on a case by case basis, as a venue for meetings and events that are within the scope of the mission of The Folk School. The following policy outlines the fees and responsibilities associated with utilizing The Folk School’s facility as a venue for such events.

The Folk School’s facility in Fairbanks is an octagonal log building located on a wooded lot at 2861 Beverly Lane, in Fairbanks, Alaska. The area available includes a large open upstairs room with lots of windows, a ground-level room with a full household-size kitchen and good running water (including coffeemaker, cups, dishes, etc), and an open basement room. Each level of the house includes one bathroom. The Folk School has tables and chairs for up to 50 people, a large deck and pleasant views of our wooded surroundings. We have parking for up to 30 vehicles and plenty of room for outside activities as well.

Please plan to wrap up your event by 9 P.M.

Potential users must coordinate all use of the facility through the Folk School Office Manager or Board President. The Folk School reserves the right to refuse or restrict usage. Please call: (907) 451-0445 for scheduling or email the Operations Director.

Standard Rates (updated 5/12/2017)

For up to 40 people:

  • Weekday: $50/hour
  • Weeknights and weekends (5PM Friday through Sunday): $75/hour

Please contact us if you have special needs for your event or if you will have more than 40 people.

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Testimonial and pictures from the C.G. Jung Society of Northern Alaska, who rented The Folk School in summer 2016:

The C.G. Jung Society of Northern Alaska was founded in 2009 and endeavors to provide events that share and explore the work of psychiatrist Carl G. Jung.  On June 24-25, 2016 the C.G. Jung Society of Northern Alaska held its 1st Jung Midnight Sun Conference at The Folk School. 

The theme of our 1st conference was Nature, Psyche, and Culture, which invited participants to explore and have conversation on how the place we live in and cultural climate surrounding us impacts our psyche on different levels.  The Folk School located in a beautiful spruce and birch forest more than met our needs for the conference.  The facility provided us with a comfortable area indoors for an evening lecture and full day of presentations, as well as indoor/outdoor spaces for socializing and sharing food.

We are grateful for the Folk School staff and volunteers as they readily answered questions and provided assistance.  We appreciate the opportunity to have utilized the space and hope to use the Folk School in the future.

With gratitude,

Nancy E. Winford
C.G. Jung Society of Northern Alaska
President/Treasurer

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Apr
24
Tue
9:30 am Wood Carving Studio
Wood Carving Studio
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Wood Carving Studio @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
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Apr
26
Thu
6:00 pm Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei   This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try[...]
Apr
27
Fri
7:00 pm Build Your Own Pack Raft from a ...
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a ...
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit - OPEN SHOP @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
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Apr
28
Sat
1:00 pm Sheep & Wool Day @ Calypso Farm
Sheep & Wool Day @ Calypso Farm
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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9:00 am Bowl Carving
Bowl Carving
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bowl Carving @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Bowl Carving (2 day class) Instructor: John Manthei Spend a weekend outdoors (weather permitting) creating a beautiful bowl from a green-wood half log. The style of bowl we will be carving has been referred to[...]
May
3
Thu
6:00 pm Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
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