Events for July 2, 2022
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Artist Market with original art, craft, and handmade goods made by local artists! 🧺 Located at the Front Street Picnic Shelter at Princess St. 🎨 Every Sat from 11am-3pm, from May 21 - Sept 3 🎉 Plus a *special* two-day market for the Yukon Riverside Arts Festival on Sat June 11 & Sun June 12 […]Find out more »
Saturdays, 11am - 12pm June 25 - August 20 Facilitated art activities for youth ages 6 - 12 in connection with ODD Gallery exhibitions. Join our summer student Faith-Anne for an hour of art projects! No registration required, just show up! Space is very limited. Please enter via ODD Gallery (2nd & Princess). Parents/guardians must […]Find out more »
June 23 – August 3, 2022 JUSTIN APPERLEY | COWBOYS CAN’T SLEEP Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 10-5:30pm, Sat 12-4pm The ODD Gallery is pleased to present a new photographic installation by local artist Justin Apperley: Cowboys Can’t Sleep I’m still a criminal in Texas. ..and you’re welcome, I also invited that inner insomniac who feels fuckin’ crazy […]Find out more »
Join instructor Kaitlind Gorman for six weeks of dance class. Genre TBD. Saturdays, 1-2pm, July 2 - August 6 (six weeks)Find out more »
DIRE is a reflection of the Yukon River salmon! The salmon have been on a decline for over 10 years and the numbers are scary low. Salmon is a main source of food for First Nations for millennia, it has been difficult to not subsistence fish for family and community. Salmon is also an integral […]Find out more »
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Artist In Residence Activities & Outreach
Artist in Residence activities include artist talks, studio tours, interactive events, and more.
Founded in 2001, in a partnership with Parks Canada, the KIAC Artist in Residence Program has welcomed over 300 talented artists, musicians and filmmakers to Dawson City from all regions of Canada and around the world. Our alumni include Sobey Art Award nominees, Western Canada Music Award winners, and prize-winning filmmakers from film festivals across the globe.
Film activities include film screenings, film selections, and more.
KIAC is proud to host an exciting roster of film screenings and film-related events throughout the year, such as the 48 Hour Film Challenge and Dawson City International Short Film Festival, numerous workshops, and other opportunities.
Exhibition activities include gallery viewing hours, exhibition openings, artist talks, calls for submissions, and more.
The ODD Gallery, located in the Dënäkär Zho / KIAC building, presents a wide array of outreach programming including artist talks, openings, lectures, screenings, youth programs and other special events. Gallery programming fosters professionalism and appreciation of regional visual arts practice, and provides the community with exposure and access to a diverse range of contemporary visual arts practices and theories in a remote, northern setting.
The Confluence Series at the SOVA Gallery is a community exhibition series which offers a space for KIAC members working in any medium to exhibit their artwork throughout the summer months. The SOVA Gallery is located in the Yukon School of Visual Arts at 3rd and Queen in Dawson City.
Kids & Youth Programs
Kids & youth activities include: music lessons, art classes, dance classes, book readings, toddler classes, after-school programs.
Kids and Youth (toddler to teen) programming ranges from music lessons (vocals, piano) to dance class (ballet, hip hop, and more), to hands-on workshops (pottery, screen-printing, animation and more) and is offered regularly throughout the year. KIAC strives to subsidize Kids & Youth programs as much as possible via grants and funding. Programming ranges from free Drop-Ins to registered weekly programs.
Youth Art Enrichment
Youth Art Enrichment is an annual four-day art program for Yukon youth hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture in Dawson City. Artistically-inclined youth ages 14 – 18 travel from across the Yukon to take part in intensive workshops led by professional artists. Students choose one of three mediums to study for the duration of the program, learning new skills, techniques, and ways to creatively make artwork for the world to see. The mediums change every year: we have offered printmaking, animation, painting, carving, stained glass, illustration, improv, and much more over the last two decades.
Performing arts activities include: concerts, theatre and dance performances, open mics, radio broadcasts, special events, and more.
KIAC presents a year-round professional performing arts series in the beautiful second floor Ballroom that actively engages our community and provides inspiring performance opportunities for international, national, and regional artists in many disciplines. Our diverse programming includes jazz, classical, folk & roots, experimental, dance, theatre, and more.
Workshops include: weekly drop-ins, registered programs, weekend workshops, and more.
KIAC presents a year-round schedule of educational opportunities ranging from drop in programs (pottery, screenprinting, seniors painting, concert band), to registered workshops (dance, music, film, visual art, craft, textiles, etc), to professional development opportunities for artists (grant writing, artwork documentation, etc).