About the Soho Coho

How COVID-19 is affecting us

Our brick and mortar store, the Soho Coho, is currently closed to the public. As of April 23rd the Alaskan government has released guidelines for limited opening of retail stores, but we have chosen to remain closed to walk in business for the time being. We are evaluating how we can open in a way that we feel is safe for ourselves and for our customers.

In the meantime, The Ray Troll Web store remains up and running as normal. We’re keeping ourselves safe by only having one of us work in the building at a time and disinfecting surfaces regularly. We are beginning to make items available for sale online that would normally only be available at the Soho Coho, which we’re very excited about. We’ve also added free local pickup so our locals can shop from the comfort of their homes and pick up their orders.

We can still be reached by phone and email.
PHONE: 800-888-4070 or 907-225-5954
EMAIL STORE: store@trollart.com

Thank you so much for your support during this time. Our web store has become a lifeline for us, and we are truly thankful for all our customers that are helping us to get through these uncertain times. We hope our fun items bring a smile to your day.

-Ray, Michelle, and Grace

About The Gallery:

Ray and Michelle Troll opened the Soho Coho art gallery in 1992. It’s appropriately situated above a salmon spawning stream in K-town’s notorious former red light district. The Star Building was the biggest house-of-ill-repute on the street and featured a hardwood dance floor with a large inlaid star. The original star is still there today! Once upon a time it housed a rowdy dance hall run by the likes of “sporting women” known as Black Mary and Thelma Baker. Now it showcases the artwork of Ketchikan artists Ray Troll, Evon Zerbetz, Chip Porter, Hall Anderson, Grace Freeman, and more. You’ll find an eclectic mix of originals, prints, t-shirts, books, fossils, and unique gifts at the Soho Coho where our motto is “Better living through difficult art!”

How to find us

The Soho Coho is located at #5 Creek Street in the heart of Ketchikan’s infamous former red light district. Creek Street is a boardwalk street that runs along the bank of Ketchikan Creek. There are two different entrances to Creek Street. One is at the mouth of the creek, next to a red bridge. The other is further up stream next to the parking lot by the Tongass Historical Museum. We’re near the entrance that’s further up stream. You’ll find us on the first floor of the Star building, a large salmon colored building directly across a small foot bridge from the Museum parking lot. The Good Fortune Chinese Restaurant is next door.

If you’re visiting Ketchikan on a cruise ship we’re within easy walking distance of the cruise ship docks. If you are arriving on a ferry or from the airport, just head south toward downtown. Creek Street is 2 1/4 miles from the ferry dock, so consider taking a cab or catching the bus if you don’t have a car. Especially if the notoriously rainy Ketchikan weather is making a walk seem less appealing.

We hope to see you soon!