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Holiday Art & Craft Fair
November 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
KIAC’s annual HOLIDAY ART & CRAFT FAIR
Saturday, November 25th
10am – 4pm* at Dënäkär Zho / KIAC ballroom
*Accessible Hour: 10 – 11am (masks required during this hour only)
Concession : 11am – 4pm
VOLUNTEER AT THE CRAFT FAIR: CLICK HERE to see the volunteer roles and sign up for a shift!
Shop local this holiday season for one of a kind, handmade goods from local artists, crafters, makers and entrepreneurs.
We are pleased to present a wide assortment of quality goods, in a variety of mediums:
leather goods, recycled plastic pouches, baskets, andyboy merch, sewing, painting, drawing, gold nugget jewellery, textiles, homewares, natural products and remedies, photography, knitting, stickers, fused glass, locally roasted coffee, carving and more!
CIVIL TWILIGHT LEATHER – KIM EDGAR – ANDYBOY – CAYLYN DEWINDT – BENNIE ALLAIN – HILLSIDE STUDIO – ANCIENT VOICES NATURAL PRODUCTS – NUGGETS BY EVA – CARO’S CALENDARS – ANNA CLAXTON – CHANTAL ROUSSEAU – DARCY TARA MCDIARMID – JOANNE VAN NOSTRAND – RICKY MAWUNGANIDZE – ROCKPILE REMEDIES + HERBS FOR THE HEALTH OF IT – MARIE SPINA + ARCANE PERRY – PART-TIME JOB – TALIA THE ART GEEK – OAK’S WOODWORK – YUKON SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS – LASTRAW RANCH + more
* Accessible Hour is a time for elders/seniors, folks who are immunocompromised, anyone with discomfort or difficulty navigating the space, crowds etc. KIAC’s elevator will be in working order with assistance available. Volume and crowd levels will be kept to a minimum. Accessible ramp is located on the Princess Ave side of the building. Feel free to get in touch ahead of time if you require any specific accommodations or assistance. (Please wear a mask during this hour.)
Table registrations are now full. Click here to join the waitlist or Tel 867 993 5005 or in person at Dënäkär Zho / KIAC
$50 Members / $60 / $30 Students*
*or if price is a barrier
This annual event is a fundraiser for the ODD Gallery and KIAC Artist in Residence. Table fees and concession proceeds go towards programming.
Learn More About…
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.
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).