Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center

The Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center is a unique facility that celebrates the Yup’ik culture. The center serves as a regional gathering center for Southwest Alaskans to stimulate ideas, advance their knowledge, and enhance the quality of life.

The Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center, Library, Kuskokwim Art Guild gift shop and Museum provide access to information, resources, and services to all members of the Bethel community and region.

The multi-purpose rooms are designed for community and cultural events and conferences, are in high demand.

To make a reservation contact Reyne Athanas at 543-4538 or rmathanas@alaska.edu

The Cultural Center also supports local artists and entrepreneurs. Learn more about the Regional Artists and Small Business Cooperative on the membership page. Check the calendar for dates of the year round Saturday Markets and the annual Best in the West small business competition.


420 Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway
PO Box 368
Bethel, AK 99559
(800) 478-5822
Phone: (907) 543-4500
Fax: (907) 543-4539


Location Hours

Cultural Center

Tuesday – Friday 8:00 – 5:00

Other Hours for Scheduled Events and Rentals


Sunday and Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday – Saturday: 12:00 – 6:00


Tuesday-Saturday: 12 noon – 4:00 pm

Kuskokwim Art Guild Gift Shop

Monday – Saturday: 12 noon – 4:00pm