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 cultural center houses the Kuskokwim Consortium Library, Kuskokwim Art Guild giftshop and Museum which 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. These rooms are in high demand. To reserve a room, please contact Bethy Whalen at 907-543-4538 or by email at mrwhalen@alaska.edu





420 Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway
PO Box 368
Bethel, AK 99559
(800) 478-5822
Phone: (907) 543-4538
Fax: (907) 543-4539


Location Hours

Cultural Center

Open for scheduled events

Other Hours for Scheduled Events and Rentals


Monday- Friday 11-6, Saturday 12-4



Southwest Alaska Arts Group (SWAAG) Gift Shop

Wednesday-Saturday, 11-4

For gift shop information or virtual appointments, please call 907-543-4585 or visit http://swaagak.org/.