Yukon Riverside Arts Festival



2023 YUKON RIVERSIDE ARTS FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

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THURSDAY, JUNE 1

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Gallery Hop
& Hoppy Hour

Thursday June 1, 7-10pm
Starting Point: ODD Gallery (2nd Ave & Princess St.)

Join us for our signature kick-off event — an Art Crawl through Dawson City, featuring artwork, performances and pop-up events by local artists at various venues, paired with arts fest-inspired beverages at local establishments!

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ODD Gallery Reception
& Dance Party

Thursday June 1, 7pm
ODD Gallery (2nd Ave & Princess St.)

Annie Canto and Jasmina Majcenic have transformed the ODD Gallery into a community laundromat for this collaborative, interactive installation. The public is invited to do their washing and drying within the gallery! The reception will be followed by an Air Dry Disco Dance Party at 10pm.

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Exhibition Opening

Thursday June 1, 7-10pm
Old Post Office — Parks Canada
(Third Ave & King St.)

Association Franco-Yukonnaise invites the public to discover the work of ten Yukon Francophone artists: Annie Maheux, Aurore Favier, Cécile Girard, Françoise La Roche, Joe La Jolie, Josée Carbonneau, Maeva Esteva, Marie-Hélène Comeau, Maya Chartier, and Sylvie Binette. The participants are working with various mediums: sculpture, painting, installation, collage and fabric works, and are presenting their art inspired by the theme The color and me. A collaboration between Yukon Arts Society and Association Franco-Yukonnaise.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 2

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Exhibition: My Beautiful Laundry

Friday June 2, 10am-5pm
ODD Gallery (2nd Ave & Princess St.)

Annie Canto and Jasmina Majcenic have transformed the ODD Gallery into a community laundromat for this collaborative, interactive installation. The public is invited to do their washing and drying within the gallery!

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Exhibition: Entre La Couleur et Moi

Friday June 2, 1pm-6pm
Old Post Office — Parks Canada
(Third Ave & King St.)

Association Franco-Yukonnaise invites the public to discover the work of ten Yukon Francophone artists: Annie Maheux, Aurore Favier, Cécile Girard, Françoise La Roche, Joe La Jolie, Josée Carbonneau, Maeva Esteva, Marie-Hélène Comeau, Maya Chartier, and Sylvie Binette.

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Film Screening: Short Circuit Film Tour

Friday June 2, Doors 7:30pm, Screening @ 8pm
Free! Please bring ID & cash for bar and concession.
KIAC/Dënäkär Zho Ballroom (902 2nd Avenue)

A selection of Award-winning short films the Pacific Rim – BC, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand, and Singapore. In Association with CineVic.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 3

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Artist Market

Saturday June 3, 11am – 6pm
Riverside Park Picnic Shelter

Original art, craft, and handmade goods made by local artists! 
Bennie Allain / Amy Ball – Drawings (BA) and Wares (AB)
Jeanine Baker – Works in glass, art cards
Nicole Bauberger – Small artworks, art cards, bookworks
Karen Thomas – Limited edition prints
Lunar Lixirs – Candles, jewellery, cards, crystal soaps, crystal aromatherapy
Nugget Designs by Eva – Handmade nugget jewellery
Diana’s Creations – Sewing, crafts, table runners, placemats, smudge
Klondike Hobby Crafts – Beadwork and supplies
Jasmin Stange – Sewing, pillows, paper flowers
Karen Olito Quilting – Quilted items, preserves
Paul H. Kroening Creates Objects with Precious Materials – Jewellery & objects made from ivory, wood, silver & gold
THREADSNORTH – Embroidery
Tallia the Art Geek – Paintings
Bourque Canada – Knives, leatherwork

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Demonstration Tent

Saturday June 3, 1 – 6pm
Riverside Park

Come watch the artists hone their craft! Participants are invited to watch, learn, and try their hand at a variety of artistic mediums!

Nicole Bauberger – Interactive Installation
Nancy Hagar – Moosehair Tufting
Natasha Henderson – Mixed Media
Basia Hinton – Abstract Painting
Adonika Jayne – Body Casting
Dawne Mitchell – Mixed Media
Willow Perenboom – Liquid Painting
Lumel Studios – Glass Blowing
YukonStruct – Blacksmithing

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Live Music

Saturday June 3, 1 pm
Riverside Park Gazebo

1pm – Bird Feet
1:30pm – Mo Knight
2pm – Alex MacNeil
3pm – Contemporary Dance: Sierra Richardson, Beatrice Kwan, and Jennifer Gibbs-Reilly
3:30pm – Aerial hoop performance by Lexie Braden
5pm – The Whiskeyjacks

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Kids Activities

Saturday June 3, 1 – 6pm
Riverside Park

Join the Child Development Centre for two full days of arts, crafts, and activities down at Riverside Park on Saturday and Sunday!
Plus: Airbrushed Body Painting at 2pm and Crafts with Mrs. E at 4pm!
All free, all ages welcome!

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Screenprint & Multi-media Workshop

Saturday June 3, 1-5 pm
KIAC Classroom (902 2nd Ave)

Hands on screenprint and multimedia workshop “Laundry Dreams: Community Clothesline” with ODD Gallery artists Annie Canto & Jasmina Majcenic. No experience necessary! Bring clothes to get messy!

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Exhibition: My Beautiful Laundry

Saturday June 3, 1-6pm
ODD Gallery (2nd Ave & Princess St.)

Annie Canto and Jasmina Majcenic have transformed the ODD Gallery into a community laundromat for this collaborative, interactive installation. The public is invited to do their washing and drying within the gallery!

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Exhibition: Entre La Couleur et Moi

Saturday June 3, 1 – 6pm
Old Post Office — Parks Canada
(Third Ave & King St.)

Association Franco-Yukonnaise invites the public to discover the work of ten Yukon Francophone artists: Annie Maheux, Aurore Favier, Cécile Girard, Françoise La Roche, Joe La Jolie, Josée Carbonneau, Maeva Esteva, Marie-Hélène Comeau, Maya Chartier, and Sylvie Binette.

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Outdoor Installation: Structure for Observing Atypical Flight

All Weekend
Macaulay House (Seventh Ave & Princess St.)

Jason de Haan is a multidisciplinary Canadian artist working in installation, sculpture, video, drawing, collage, photography, and bookworks. Jason is the current Macaulay House Artist-in-Residence.

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Performance: Drag Me North

Saturday June 3, Doors at 7:30pm, Showtime: 8pm
Palace Grand Theatre (255 King Street)
$20 – BUY TICKETS HERE
All Ages, Cash Bar for 19+, Mature Content


Drag Me North is a showcase of the Yukon’s burgeoning drag scene, returning to the vaudevillian stage at the historic Palace Grand Theatre.
At a time where gender difference and performance is under attack, our show aims to celebrate the myriad of identities and expressions in our community, while gathering together for a weekend in beautiful Dawson City, traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in. Featuring: Beau Ryder, Burning Palette, Dusty Harley, RikkiTiTs, rAtSs NeSt, special surprise digital performances, and local bad boy of the West Side ANDYBOY as your host for the night!
Presented in partnership with Parks Canada Klondike National Historic Sites, KIAC, and Queer Yukon.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 4

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Artist Market

Sunday June 4, 1 – 6pm
Riverside Park Picnic Shelter

Original art, craft, and handmade goods made by local artists! 

Diana’s Creations – Sewing, crafts, table runners, placemats, smudge
Klondike Hobby Crafts – Beadwork and supplies
Jasmin Stange – Sewing, pillows, paper flowers
Karen Olito Quilting – Quilted items, preserves
THREADSNORTH – Embroidery
Paul H. Kroening Creates Objects with Precious Materials – Jewellery & objects made from ivory, wood, silver & gold
Julia Lise and Meg Walker – Paintings, photos, sculpture
Tallia the Art Geek – Paintings
Bourque Canada – Knives, leatherwork

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Demonstration Tent

Sunday June 4, 1 – 6pm
Riverside Park

Come watch the artists hone their craft! Participants are invited to watch, learn, and try their hand at a variety of artistic mediums!

Nicole Bauberger – Interactive Installation
Nancy Hagar – Moosehair Tufting
Adonika Jayne – Body Casting
Dawne Mitchell – Mixed Media
Willow Perenboom – Liquid Painting
Lumel Studios – Glass Blowing
YukonStruct – Blacksmithing

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Live Music

Sunday June 4, 1 pm
Riverside Park Gazebo

1pm – Morrissey Dunn
1:30pm – Harmonica George McConkey
2pm – John from Dawson
3pm – Uncle Jimmy and the Hammerstones
4pm – Whoa Bear!
5pm – The River Bends

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Kids Activities

Sunday June 4, 1 – 6pm
Riverside Park

Join the Child Development Centre for two full days of arts, crafts, and activities down at Riverside Park on Saturday and Sunday.
Plus: Button-Making with the Dawson Women’s Shelter from 2-4pm!
All free, all ages welcome!

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Workshop: Dialogues Riopelle (Yukon): Stories of Yukon Migrations

Sunday June 4, 1-4 pm
KIAC Classroom (902 2nd Ave)

In this workshop, participants are invited to create an art journal by focusing on the subject of migration, and more specifically, on the changes in identity that people have experienced when they left their place of origin to settle in this territory.

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Exhibition: My Beautiful Laundry

Sunday June 4, 1-6pm
ODD Gallery (2nd Ave & Princess St.)

Annie Canto and Jasmina Majcenic have transformed the ODD Gallery into a community laundromat for this collaborative, interactive installation. The public is invited to do their washing and drying within the gallery!

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Exhibition: Entre La Couleur et Moi

Sunday June 4, 1 – 6pm
Old Post Office — Parks Canada
(Third Ave & King St.)

Association Franco-Yukonnaise invites the public to discover the work of ten Yukon Francophone artists: Annie Maheux, Aurore Favier, Cécile Girard, Françoise La Roche, Joe La Jolie, Josée Carbonneau, Maeva Esteva, Marie-Hélène Comeau, Maya Chartier, and Sylvie Binette.

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Outdoor Installation: Structure for Observing Atypical Flight

All Weekend
Macaulay House (Seventh Ave & Princess St.)

Jason de Haan is a multidisciplinary Canadian artist working in installation, sculpture, video, drawing, collage, photography, and bookworks. Jason is the current Macaulay House Artist-in-Residence.

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But Wait, There’s More!



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Demonstration Tent

Try your hand at various art and craft mediums! The Demo tent is free for all and located on Front Street.

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Live Music Stage

Sit in the sun and enjoy local and regional music. The music stage has something for everyone!

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ODD Gallery

Stop by year-round to see the current exhibition in the ODD Gallery.

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Artist Market

From May to September, KIAC operates a weekly Artist Market next to the Farmer’s Market. Get your unique YRAF merch here!

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Kids Activities

Come on down to Front Street for kids music, games, art, and other family-friendly fun!

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Gallery Hop

Check out local artwork in a variety of new and unconventional venues – one night only!
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Artist-in-Residence

Come see what the current artists-in-residence are up to!

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Camera Obscura

Visit this public art installation to see the magic of light and lenses at work.

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Festival Archives

Check out the artists and events from the last couple years over at www.yraf.ca!


The Yukon Riverside Arts Festival has been proudly presented by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) since 2001. It is a celebration of arts, music, and culture featuring the work of local and regional artists, artisans, and crafters across a wide range of mediums. The festival includes workshops, an artist market and demonstrations, live music, a gallery hop, kids activities, and more. Check out the archives from recent years!

Pop-Up Exhibition by Bennie Allain

Pop-Up Exhibition by Bennie Allain

Sign by RJ Santos

Sign by RJ Santos

Claire Ness at the Live Music Stage

Claire Ness at the Live Music Stage

Installation by Aleks Bartosik

Installation by Aleks Bartosik

Blacksmithing with YukonStruct

Blacksmithing with YukonStruct

Workshop with Coco Nielsen

Workshop with Coco Nielsen

YRAF Merch at the Artist Market

YRAF Merch at the Artist Market

Workshop with Jasmina Majcenic

Workshop with Jasmina Majcenic

Printmaking at the Dawson Daily News

Printmaking at the Dawson Daily News

Ink Workshop with Coco Nielsen

Ink Workshop with Coco Nielsen