Located in Pioneer Park the Alaska Civic Center is a year round community building offering facilities for parties, conventions, seminars, and meetings. On the top level of the Civic Center is the Bear Art Gallery, free and open to the public. It operates from 11am to 9pm daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day, and noon to 8pm the remainder of the year. Run by the Fairbanks Arts Association, it features revolving shows by local artisans as well as from those around the state. It is the largest building in Pioneer Park and the Civic Center houses a 384 seat theater, art gallery and exhibition room. New art exhibits are offered monthly and visitors may check the schedule of events for the Civic Center.