Yukon Riverside Arts Festival- Apply

The Yukon Riverside Arts Festival provides an accessible environment for community members and visitors to interact with and celebrate the arts. The Festival welcomes artists practicing traditional and contemporary art forms and features exhibitions, artist demonstrations, lectures, live music, art installations, and art market, and more!

Artists may apply to be a part of any (or all!) of the following exhibitions/events/projects:

  • Gallery Hop – Apply by: July 15
  • Music Stage– Apply by: July 15
  • Artist Demonstration Tent– Apply by: June 30
  • Independent Installations and Exhibitions– Apply by: June 30
  • KIAC Members’ Exhibit– Apply by: Aug 10
  • Art Market– Registration is accepted until all tables are filled


Thursday, August 16th

The opening night gallery hop is a community-building event in which local galleries, businesses, cafes, etc, open their doors to the public for an evening of art appreciation! Local artists and businesses may apply to be one of the “stops” visited during the Gallery Hop.

Apply here: Gallery Hop Info and Application



August 17-19

The live music stage is located in the main festival grounds (on front street, next to the Art Market). Interested musicians may apply for time slots on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Apply here: Live Music Stage Info and Application


Friday, August 17th, 1-4pm
Saturday, August 18th, 1-4pm
Sunday, August 19th, 1-4pm

The Artist Demonstration Tent (located on front street, between the gazebo and the Art Market) will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the festival and will offer a wide variety of artist demonstrations, many of them interactive (hands-on!) and kid-friendly. Demonstrating Artists engage with the public during set hours on the Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday of the festival. Your artistic demonstration can be hands-on or hands-off, though we do encourage a hands-on element.

Examples of demonstrations we’ve had in the past are: wood carving, stained glass, porcupine quill weaving, beading, printmaking, willowing weaving, etc. You will have the option of applying for one, two or three of the days.

Apply here: Demonstrating Artists Info and Application


Beyond the walls of the Artist Demonstration Tent is the possibility of offering a handful of art installations or exhibitions scattered around town; these projects are varied in structure and duration so the feasibility of each application will be considered on a case by case basis.  Artists wishing to propose installations/performances/exhibitions that do not fall into the “Demonstration” category should fill out the “Other Proposal” section of the application. “Other” projects must be complete and ready to exhibit/perform prior to the start of the festival (August 16th).

Examples of successful “other” projects we’ve had in the past are: lecture series, film installations, mini exhibitions/installations, etc.

Apply here: Other Projects Info and Application




Opening Reception: Thursday, August 16th. Regular Gallery Viewing Hours: Fridays and Saturday, 3-7pm, August 16 – September 8th.
The final exhibit in the Confluence Series in the SOVA Gallery is a celebration of the amazing artwork generated by a wide variety of local artists, that kicks off the 18th Yukon Riverside Arts Festival!

Apply here: KIAC Members Exhibit Info and Submission Form 2018




August 17-19

Artists wishing to sell their handmade art are welcome to reserve a table for the Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday of the festival. Tables must be run by the artist (or by someone chosen by the artist), so keep that in mind should you also be interested in applying as a Demonstrating Artist. the Art Market will be buzzing with many community members and visitors that love to support local artists. Table prices for the weekend are: $50 for KIAC Members OR $60 for non-members. *Must pay at same time as registration*

Apply here: email KIAC Administrative Assistant at admin@kiac.ca or call (867)993-5005