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Drawlidays Portrait Reveal Exhibition

December 7, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A series of photos of portraits with the text "Drawlidays"

Drawlidays IV Portrait Reveal Exhibition Opening
Thursday, December 7th, 6-8pm at the ODD Gallery at Dënäkär Zho (KIAC)


Created by Aubyn O’Grady, Drawlidays IV is a secret santa portrait exchange. By way of drawing names, participants are assigned someone in Dawson to *secretly*  make a portrait of.  At the same time somebody will be secretly making a portrait of them. Participants have one month to produce a portrait! 

This year over 60 Dawson-based artists have participated! Join us for the gallery opening to reveal the portraits! Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages provided.

New this year: the Drawlidays event has been donated to KIAC as a holiday fundraiser! Participants are encouraged to donated to KIAC’s Giving Tuesday campaign to support the KIAC Artist in Residence Program. We would also love it if people who attend the opening could also make a donation. When you make a donation to KIAC’s Artist in Residency fundraiser, every donation will be matched by a generous local resident! So, if you donate $10, you are actually donating $20. Suggested Drawlidays donation is $5 – $25. Learn more about the Artist in Residency fundraiser here.

On the eve of Thursday, December 7th from 6-8pm portraits will be hung and on display at the ODD Gallery at Dënäkär Zho (KIAC).  Portraits are for keepsies, and this year we’d like to keep them on display for a while. We are seeking volunteers to keep the Gallery open on Sat Dec 9 and Sun Dec 10 from 12-4pm. If you can help out, sign up here.


December 7, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Categories:


Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)


Age Restriction
All Ages
This event:
Is Alcohol-Free (Dry)


Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)
902 2nd Avenue, Dawson City + Google Map
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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.

Check out the current Artists in Residence

Film Events

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.

ODD Gallery

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.

Check out the current exhibition

Kids & Youth Programs

Kids & youth activities include: music lessons, art classes, dance classes, book readings, toddler classes, after-school programs.

Year-Round Programming

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.

Learn more about Youth Art Enrichment

Performing Arts

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).

Learn more about registration, upcoming courses, and outreach activities.