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Yukon’s vibrant, thriving arts scene

We may have more moose than people, but the 35,000 enterprising and creative folks who live here are exceptionally talented. Yukon boasts twice the national average of artists per capita – rest assured there will be plenty of arts and entertainment to soak in when you visit.

Art nourished by the land

Art forms unique to Canadian north

Yukon artists are deeply influenced by where they live. First Nation culture and traditions provide a rich foundation for the arts, and creators from all over the world are drawn to the Yukon’s vibrant artistic community. You’ll find indigenous elements in their work, like qiviuq (fine muskox hair), porcupine quills, antler and mammoth ivory.

Cultural convergence

The Yukon is a melting pot of artistic exploration, experimentation and collaborative creativity. Music, theatre and film are a core part of our culture. We’re famous for our year-round music and cultural festivals, so any season is the right time to immerse yourself in Yukon’s art scene.

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  • Adäka Cultural Festival

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    June 27, 2014 - July 03, 2014

    The Adäka Cultural Festival was launched in July 2011, with a mission to develop and deliver a world-class, iconic festival that showcases, celebrates, and fosters the development of Yukon’s diverse and distinctive First Nations arts and culture.

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre
    Black Street and First Avenue
    Whitehorse Y1A 5P7
    Canada
    Phone: 867-667-7698
    Fax: (867) 667-7527
    Phone Number: 
    867-667-7698
    Fax Number: 
    (867) 667-7527

    Arts Underground

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    Come down to Arts Underground to shop and browse through the galleries featuring artwork and crafts from Yukon Art Society members. Arts Underground has three gallery spaces, the Focus Gallery and Edge Gallery feature artwork from Yukon artists and the exhibits change monthly. The third gallery is the Hougen Heritage Gallery featuring historical exhibits displayed in partnership with Friends of Yukon Archives and MacBride Museum. Be sure to check out our Gallery Shop filled with Yukon art and crafts.

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    Lower Level Hougen Center
    15-305 Main Street
    Whitehorse Y1A 2B4
    Canada
    Phone: (867) 667-4080
    Fax: (867) 667-6056
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    (867) 667-4080
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    (867) 667-6056

    Fortymile Gold Workshop

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    Leslie Chapman is the owner/goldsmith at Fortymile Gold Workshop on the corner of 3rd Ave. and York Street in downtown Dawson City. You can visit her studio to watch her melt gold dust to hand fabricate unique and beautiful 20K gold jewellery. She calls the gold she uses from her family’s placer mine on the historic Fortymile River “green gold”. Her clients can feel confident that the gold jewellery originating in her studio has not caused harm to the environment and has not exploited labour.

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    Corner of Third Avenue and York Street
    Box 460
    Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
    Canada
    Phone: (867) 993-5690
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    (867) 993-5690

    North End Gallery

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    North End Gallery, in Whitehorse, Yukon, specializes in original paintings and prints by traditional and contemporary Yukon artists. A significant part of the gallery is devoted to First Nations artisans, with masks, carved panels, drums, fur, beading, and tufting. Our extensive jewellery selection is crafted from gold nuggets, sterling silver, trade beads, semi-precious stones, and dichroic glass. We also carry etchings, Inuit sculpture, pottery and ceramics, metal art, blown and fused glass, and wood creations.

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    Corner of First Avenue and Steele Street
    118-1116 First Avenue
    Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1A3
    Canada
    Phone: (867) 393-3590
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    (867) 393-3590
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    (867) 668-4891

    Yukon Artists At Work

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    This artist-run co-operative gallery has brought some of the best Yukon art to the world since it was founded ten years ago. All-original and all-Yukon, Yukon Artists at Work’s goal is to provide a venue for emerging and established artists. Artists get the chance to develop in a supportive community, and to grow their business skills to enter markets outside of the territory. From an original dozen members, YA@W now features the work of about 35 painters, potters, sculptors, photographers and fibre artists (and many other disciplines as well).

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    200-120 Industrial Road
    Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2T9
    Canada
    Phone: (867) 393-4848
    Fax: (867) 393-4848
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 393-4848
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    (867) 393-4848
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    Yukon Adventure Starts Here!
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    Located by the Yukon River in downtown Whitehorse, MacBride Museum is the perfect place to begin your Yukon adventure. Come face to face with a seven-foot grizzly in our Wild World Gallery, hear...

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    Dec 31 2014

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Yukon Arts Centre

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The Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery is open year round and hosts ten to fourteen exhibitions a year. Concurrently, in the Community Gallery and Yukon Electrical Youth Gallery we have exhibitions featuring local and youth artists. We are committed to excellence in the visual arts and to bringing innovative exhibitions that explore the rich diversity of contemporary art from local, regional, national and international perspectives. Everyone is welcome to attend opening night receptions. Artists are often in attendance.

We are also happy to offer various types of Gallery Tours, Art Talks at the Old Fire Hall, a monthly Kids Kreate during the fall/winter and an Art Library at Arts Underground.

To find out more about our current exhibitions and programs please visit our website. http://yukonartscentre.com/gallery/

GALLERY HOURS
Monday to Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday from 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Open during theatre performances

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German

Location

300 College Drive, Yukon Place
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5X9
Canada
Phone: (867) 393-7109
Fax: 1 (867) 393-6300
Phone Number: 
(867) 393-7109
Fax Number: 
1 (867) 393-6300
Email: 
gallery@yac.ca

Accommodation

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Yukon Artists At Work

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This artist-run co-operative gallery has brought some of the best Yukon art to the world since it was founded ten years ago. All-original and all-Yukon, Yukon Artists at Work’s goal is to provide a venue for emerging and established artists. Artists get the chance to develop in a supportive community, and to grow their business skills to enter markets outside of the territory. From an original dozen members, YA@W now features the work of about 35 painters, potters, sculptors, photographers and fibre artists (and many other disciplines as well). All artists are juried into the co-op, ensuring the best Yukon art is represented. As part of the co-op, member artists take turns running the gallery... so you’ll always have a chance to meet a Yukon artist ‘in the flesh’ when you visit! The gallery is located just off Two-Mile Hill, easily accessible by car, public transit, or on foot.

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German

Location

200-120 Industrial Road
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2T9
Canada
Phone: (867) 393-4848
Fax: (867) 393-4848
Phone Number: 
(867) 393-4848
Fax Number: 
(867) 393-4848

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi