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Every summer since 2000, the Klondike Institute of Arts & Culture (KIAC) has invited artists and collectives to partake in the Yukon Riverside Arts Festival; a weekend of interdisciplinary arts where community members and visitors are invited to interact with and explore creative work presented by local and regional artists working in a wide range of mediums.

The Klondike Institute of Art & Culture celebrated the 21st Annual Yukon Riverside Arts Festival on the weekend of August 13th – 15th, 2021. The documentation shared on this page builds on the virtual archive presented as part of the 2020 festival in response to pandemic restrictions. This year’s festival was able to present more in-person events and exhibition viewings, but the archive will continue to be shared online for viewers far and wide.

The YRAF 2021 Archive is now live!

Click to view the documentation of the exhibits, events and performances that took place in this year’s festival.

*many original sound and video works can be viewed on this platform for a one-month period only and will be removed thereafter.

This August, the Riverside Arts Festival took the lessons learned from last year’s experiment to expand our programming and online offerings.Focusing on the freedom discovered from this new, fluid format, the challenge of presenting artwork in new ways becomes an exciting invitation. Yukon Riverside Arts Festival continues to provide a platform for the wonderful and diverse artists across the territory (and beyond), and to continue to create a space (virtual, physical and emotional) for artistic expression to thrive in our community.