Seniors Saturday Painting Drop-In

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

Join Palma and friends for two hours of self-directed painting time! Saturdays, 1 - 3 PM: Aug 21 - Nov 20, 2021 5$ Drop-In Fee, cash only. KIAC Classroom. Enter via back door, accessible by wheelchair ramp. Painting supplies are provided but there is no instruction. This is self-directed studio time. Materials Available: Painting: watercolor, […]

Event Series Adult Hip Hop & Choreography

Adult Hip Hop & Choreography

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

Are funk, groove, & style "your thing"? This seven week class led by Jen Kehoe is open to everyone looking to have fun dancing to hip hop music! Enjoy a low impact warm-up, basic steps and sequencing, and work each week on hip hop dance choreography. No previous dance experience necessary! $70+gst for KIAC members […]

Hohtr’ey ëde’ą Concert Band Drop-In

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

This weekly two-hour conducted music session is geared towards those who can (or used to) play a woodwind or brass instrument at a low intermediate level and higher (able to play a scale at least). We will be practicing several concert pieces each week leading up to the holidays! Those who haven't played their instrument […]

Adventures in Art & Stories: Toddler Drop-In

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

A fun program of circle time, stories, art explorations, movement activities and more to help support your child’s development of creativity, speech, language, social-emotional and motor skills. Mondays, 4-5pm: September 13 to December 13, 2021 KIAC Ballroom Totally Free! Presented in partnership by the Child Development Centre and KIAC with support from the City of […]

Event Series Hand-Building Pottery Drop-In

Hand-Building Pottery Drop-In

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

Tuesday evening from 6 - 9 PM in the KIAC classroom (please use the back door). Space is limited to 6 participants, first come first served. Very little instruction is offered, however first-timers are welcome to come try it out. Any youth under 15 must be accompanied/supervised by an adult. Drop-In fees are $10 for […]

In the ODD Gallery: Ursula Handleigh & Anna Heywood-Jones

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

GATHERING | TETHERING URSULA HANDLEIGH & ANNA HEYWOOD-JONES November 10 – December 16, 2021 Opening Wednesday, November 10th Artist Talk at 7:30pm, Reception to follow Limited space available. Reserve your spot at Online Conversations: Thursdays, November 18th, December 2nd & 9th at noon (MST) details tba Through an exploration of memory, Ursula Handleigh and Anna […]

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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.