Event Series In the ODD Gallery: Justin Apperley

In the ODD Gallery: Justin Apperley

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

June 23 – August 11th*, 2022 (extended) 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’ […]

Event Series Kids Ballet & Rhythm

Kids Ballet & Rhythm

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

This introductory class will teach basic ballet techniques through play-based activities, creative routines, motor skill development, and collaboration! Sundays, July 10 - August 14 (six weeks) Age 5-7: 12:15-1 pm Age 8-12: 1:30-2:15 pm - POSTPONED TO AUGUST/SEPTEMBER $60/child. To register, please call KIAC at 993-5005.

Event Series Confluence: ODD Gallery Mentorship

Confluence: ODD Gallery Mentorship

Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) 982 Third Ave, Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

ODD Gallery Mentorship Exhibition: Missing the connections made between local and visiting artists pre-pandemic, ODD Gallery invited local and regional artists to work virtually with ‘visiting’ mentors over the past few months. Mentors are past Gallery exhibitors and/or Artists in Residence at the Macaulay House. For this exhibition participants will share some of the processes […]


Hohtr’ey ëde’ą Concert Band Drop-In

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

This weekly 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. Those who haven’t played their instrument in years, or decades even, but […]

Event Series Handbuilding Pottery Drop-In

Handbuilding Pottery Drop-In

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

Handbuilding Pottery Drop-In: Tuesdays, 6 - 9pm Self-guided group studio time for those who have some knowledge and experience with pottery. newcomers are welcome, though little instruction is provided. A volunteer is available to answer questions. Solo Time: Mon. & Tues. 11am - 5pm 3 hours may be booked in the classroom On Mondays & […]


Hän Ghả Chukėt Träätätsey Artist Market

Front Street Picnic Shelter Front Street at Princess Street, Dawson City, Yukon

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* evening market on Wed Aug 31 from 4-7pm ✏️ To become a vendor to sell your […]

Event Series In the ODD Gallery: Carrie Allison

In the ODD Gallery: Carrie Allison

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

August 18 – October 6, 2022 CARRIE ALLISON | connections of gestures OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, August 18th, 7:30PM connections of gestures explores beaded animation in video, still life, and beaded works. Carrie Allison was inspired by beadwork held in museums across Turtle Island, how these pieces hold ancestors, tell stories and connect us through time and space. […]


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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.