During Iditarod Week there were special events all over town. I went up to the Fine Arts exhibit. There were unidentifiable snow sculptures outside. One may have been a Sacred Heart, which red dye poured into the snow. I only guessed that because the event was at Old Saint Joseph's church.
"Art" anywhere in Nome - and indeed most of what I saw in Alaskan airports and all brochures - means Native crafts, or sometimes Native artists interpreting their heritage in modern ways. I was hoping that Fine Arts would include something more, but it didn't. It is a town of less than 4,000, also drawing on the smaller communities of the region, so it is unfair of me to expect more. Though I do think Pittsfield, NH, a community of 4,000 not noted for its cultural endeavors, could have put up a better show.
There was one thing different - there was a gun raffle at the entrance.