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Culture Days Parade

Culture Days Parade

Culture Days is having a Parade and you are invited to join us to walk along Front Street on Saturday September 30th! If you are wanting to be in the parade, please meet us 10:15am. If you are spectating, the parade starts at 11am.

Kids and kids at heart are invited to show off your culture (for example you can wear your family kilt, your beaded vest or your grandpa’s captain hat) or wear a costume that makes you feel empowered in the Culture Days ParadeCulture Days is a collaborative initiative that welcomes public participation. Everyone has a part to play in Culture Days whether you’re already passionate about the arts or interested in discovering something new.

We are asking participants to meet us at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre at 10:15am and the parade will start at 11:00am, walking along Front Street, ending at the Visitor Information Centre. After the parade you are invited to join us at the Culture Days Hub, doors open at 12:00pm – 5:00pm, where there will be a variety of entertainment, demos, organizations and collectives with activities and more. While you’re there, grab a Culture Days Map or go to to plan your Culture Days weekend with events happening all around Whitehorse and Carcross.

For more information search ‘Culture Days Parade’ on the Culture Days website or by visiting

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Heather Steinhagen
Gallery Intern
Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery
Tel: 867-667-8460

“Fantasia: It’s Already Been Done, but it’s Cool” ON DISPLAY IN THE ATCO ELECTRIC YOUTH GALLERY

“Fantasia: It’s Already Been Done, but it’s Cool” ON DISPLAY IN THE ATCO ELECTRIC YOUTH GALLERY

Fantasia -It's Already Been Done, but it's Cool features the work of young artists, Cayla Jackson and Amzie Cooke-Goodall.

The opening will include a welcome by Stephanie Hammond from learning Diabilities Association Yukon, followed by light refreshmentsand chatting with the artists.

The Yukon Art Centre invites you to come experience this unique exhibition of drawn and collaged work.


Fantasia: It's Already Been Done, but it's Cool

ATCO Youth Gallery

August 2-26

Drop in Hands-on Cyanotype Demo July 27th 3-8pm at Jenni House in Shipyards Park

Drop in Hands-on Cyanotype Demo July 27th 3-8pm at Jenni House in Shipyards Park

Join Jenni House artist in residence Helen O’Connor for an Open studio day at the Jenni House in Shipyards Park this Thursday, July 27 from 3-8pm. She will be hosting a free drop-in hands-on Cyanotype demo as well as showcasing some of her handmade paper. This event is open to teens and adults. Children are also welcome and must be accompanied by an adult.

Gallery Arts Administration Opportunity

Gallery Arts Administration Opportunity

Gallery Arts Administration
30 weeks (September 11, 2017 – March 31, 2018)
Full time - $19.12 / hour (plus $0.72/ hour for health benefits)

The Internship will offer a 30 week work opportunity at the Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery in presenting/developing visual art exhibitions, managing art programs, and working in collection and arts administration. S/he will be responsible for the promotion and administration of the Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency call for submissions, ensuring timely responses to artist applicants, a well-organized jury process, followed by contracting the selected artists. This job will also include event planning and coordination for special public events, workshops and community engagement through Culture Days, art talks, visual art events during Yukon's many winter festivals. The successful candidate will also help host our monthly free kids and family art program, Kids Kreate, as well as class tours and other events/programming related to our youth community. Hands-on experience will be gained through working on exhibitions, events and education programs as part of the Gallery Team at the Yukon Arts Centre, with our programming partners in the community and directly with local and visiting artists.

A knowledge and understanding of the emerging artist community in the Yukon will be beneficial, as will the candidate's intention to build a career in the growing cultural industry sector.

Requirements: This position is funded through Young Canada Works and the Canadian Museums Association which states that students must be recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment; are between 16 and 30 years of age; legally entitled to work in Canada; and not be working 30 hours or more at another job. Students with disabilities, Aboriginal students and students who are members of a visible minority are encouraged to apply.

Applications may be submitted by July 31, 2017 at 11:59pm Pacific Time
Preferably by e-mail to Rebecca Manias Visual Arts Engagement  
Or by mail to Box 16, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5X9
Or dropped off at the Yukon Arts Centre, 300 College Drive, Whitehorse

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒦᖔᕐᒃᑐᑦᓂᐲᑦ “Voices from Nunavut” on display in the ATCO Youth Gallery

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒦᖔᕐᒃᑐᑦᓂᐲᑦ “Voices from Nunavut” on display in the ATCO Youth Gallery

Join us for the closing celebration from 1-2pm on July 27th in the ATCO Electric Youth Gallery at the Yukon Arts Centre! 

For anyone living above the 60th parallel, it’s known that there are many different versions and ideas about life in the North. The same can also be said for life in communities across Nunavut.
ᓄ ᓇ ᕗ ᒻ ᒦ ᖔ ᕐ ᒃ ᑐ ᑦ ᓂ ᐲᑦ “Voices from Nunavut” is an exhibit curated by Iqaluit’s Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum , featuring youth telling their stories about life in their communities. Using 25 video installations, each of Nunavut’s 25 communities are represented as youth give insight into what makes them proud about their community. From the hockey rink, conversations about Inuit rights, to hearing stories from Elders, the youth made short films are their communities from their perspective.

“This project strives to deepen understanding between Nunavut and other parts of Canada and broaden everyon’s concept of what it means to be Canadian, as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary” says Gyu Oh, the exhibit’s Curator.

“We’re so excited to be presenting this in our ATCO youth gallery” say Gallery Coordinator Rebecca Manias. “It is so important for Northern communities to be connecting, and the fact that this project is being done though youth, makes it so much more meaningful.”

The videos are in Nunavut’s 4 official languages: Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, and French. Each communities’ footage has been edited to 4-6 minute vignettes, and are displayed on mounted ipads with headphones.
Organized by Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum in Iqaluit, “Voice from Nunavut” is a Canada 150 signature event, and is on display in Whitehorse at the Yukon Arts Centre’s ATCO Youth Gallery from July 12 – July 28, 2017. Afterwards, the exhibit will be travelling across Canada.
The Yukon Arts Centre invites you to explore this unique exhibit, and listen to the voices of Northern youth.

Voices From Nunavut
ATCO Youth Gallery
July 12-28


A group of Nunavut filmmakers Anais Moore, left, Aura Kwon and Emmy Gauthier (All Photos by Beth Brown -


4 girls singing from Igoolik. (photo from Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum)