Community Engagement Center

Imagine  •  Explore  •  Create  •  Discover

The Lesko Discovery Center team is committed to providing accessible and inclusive opportunities for people of all ages and abilities through recreational and skill-building activities!

The Discovery Center provides a wide array of activities and supports that promote personal growth through skill-based recreational activities to generate success and encourage new personal and social discoveries.

The Adults United by Relationship, Opportunities, Recreation & Adventure (A.U.R.O.R.A.) Program is for ages 18 and up and operates from 9:00am - 3:00pm and the After School Program Inspiring Recreation Experiences (A.S.P.I.R.E.) Program is for ages 10-21 is from 3:00pm - 6:00pm.

Community members are invited to participate in the activities offered through the Discovery Center.  Any fees associated with activities are applicable to all participants.  Please contact the Discovery Center to learn about fees/funding options.

For more information, please contact the Discovery Center at 907-433-1700 or

Click here to visit the A.U.R.O.R.A Program page.

Click here to visit the A.S.P.I.R.E. Program page.



Hope Studios

Artists within the community who experience a developmental disability often do not have an avenue or opportunity to express themselves artistically. Hope Studios mission is to provide artists the space and opportunity to create, while allowing them to explore their form of self-expression through different mediums.

The collaborative process allows people to be creative in a free and flexible way, working together as a team to create finished pieces. The group setting allows a space for artistic ideas to be shared and friendships to naturally blossom.

Hope Studios is fully accessible to all ages and abilities. The studio team utilizes technology and creativity to foster the opportunity for any artist to create.

The art produced by the Hope Studios artists is shared, shown and sold in many different venues, including our Gallery, local craft fairs, art shows, conferences, and art events. The Hope Studios Gallery is open daily to the public and is a great place to look for unique gifts and fine art. We feature upcycled furniture, one of a kind wall art, jewelry, greeting cards, clothing, and other creative things.

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Hours and Location

Hope Studios — Monday–Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Hope Studios Gallery — Monday–Friday, 10:00am - 4:00pm

650 W. International Airport Rd. Anchorage, AK  99518

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