Jewel to Return to Alaska to Raise Money for Youth Arts

August 5, 2009 By:
Jewel to Return to Alaska to Raise Money for Youth Arts

Jewel will be returning to her hometown of Homer, Alaska to help raise money for a cause close to her heart. She will headline a solo-acoustic concert on August 19th at Homer’s Mariner Theater to raise funds for the Bunnel Street Arts Center “Artists in Schools” program.

The program serves over 1,000 students annually by exposing youth of diverse socio-economic backgrounds to varied art forms and the richness of world art heritage.

Jewel said in a statement, “I’m so thankful for this town and all that I have been able to accomplish because of the support I received as a young and aspiring artist. When I was 15, I was accepted to Interlochen, an arts school in Michigan, to pursue my studies in visual art and music.

"My hometown of Homer, Alaska helped me raise the $11,000 that I needed to go. That was a critical stage in my journey that led me to where I am today. I’m happy to be able to give back and help others in this wonderful community. The people here are so talented and gifted. I’m very proud of where my family and I come from.”

And it’s all paid off! Jewel is currently on national tour, promoting her first-ever independent CD release, Lullaby. She’s also writing for her next country music album, and continuing her philanthropic outreach with Project Clean Water, a foundation she launched in 1997.

She’s going to have to clear her schedule to make time for a baby with husband Ty Murray!

The “Artists in Schools” concert will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 19th at 7:30 p.m. at Homer’s Mariner Theater. Tickets are $30 general admission; $25 Bunnell Street Members. For additional information, visit