2023 Gallery Hop


The Gallery Hop is a fun, self-directed community-wide evening art crawl that will take place on Thursday, June 1st, 2023, kicking off the 23rd Annual Yukon Riverside Arts Festival. It is a unique opportunity for visual artists to collaborate with local businesses creating one-night-only “pop-up galleries” to display and/or sell artwork to a steady stream of visitors and customers throughout the evening.

Artists are invited to participate and get creative by exhibiting and/or selling artwork, hosting a special event or performance, or creating a one-night-only installation in unusual “pop-up” venues across town.

Check out the 2022 Gallery Hop for inspiration

Businesses are invited to participate in a way that makes sense for their operations. In the past, businesses have hosted exhibitions with food and drink, displayed artwork in their windows, offered exterior space for installations, hosted live music/performances/open mics, etc.

Are you a business owner who would like to offer your space as a venue or host an event? Are you an artist interested in participating in the Gallery Hop? Read our FAQ’s to learn more about this event!



You can fill this form or email us at yraf@kiac.ca with the subject line “Gallery Hop”. Make sure to include your name, a short bio and a short description of the exhibit or artwork you would like to present, and any relevant photos, if available. Please let us know if you have a venue or location in mind, or if you’d like KIAC to pair you with a participating business.


Please send an email to yraf@kiac.ca with the subject line “Gallery Hop”. Make sure to include your name, the name and address of your business, and a short description of the space you wish to provide (photos welcome too) to an artist. If you have an artist in mind, please let us know.

For example: “3 large windows” or “small red wall” or “in our front yard” etc. We will follow up with you to discuss details.

The deadline to apply is May 24th, 2023.