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YRAF 2022 Schedule

Demo Tent

Riverside Park, 11am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday

  • Spinning Wool From Angora Rabbits
    with Jess Sellers
  • Body Plaster Casting
    with Adonika Clarke
  • Flint knapping
    with Kent Pigott
  • Silicone Mold Making
    with Donna Griffard
  • Egg Art: Pysanky and Natural Dye
    with Jasmina Majcenić
  • Drawing Magical Beasts with Ink Blots
    with Coco Nielsen
  • Blacksmithing
    with Yukonstruct
  • Leatherworking
    with Yukonstruct
  • Wooden Spoon Carving
    with Bill Donaldson

Kids Activities

Riverside Park, 11am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday

Face painting, crafts, games, art, and more!
Plus, special activities:

Saturday June 11

  • Jewelry Making Activity
    1-4pm, Kids Tent
  • Kids Yoga 
    with Kaitlind Gorman,
    plus parachute games and fun physical activities!
    11am-1pm, Kids Tent

Sunday June 12

  • Virtual Reality Paragliding
    with Fly Yukon Paragliding Inc.
    11am-1pm, Gazebo
  • Kids Leather Activity
    with Yukonstruct
    12-1pm, Kids Tent
  • We Eat Everything!
    Puppet Show
    2pm, Gazebo

    (Cancelled event)
  • Puppet-Making Workshop
    3pm, Gazebo


Camera Obscura – (Front Street, beside the Gazebo)
Open 10am – 4pm daily

Latin for “black room,” the camera obscura is an optical device dating from 300-400 BC which projects an image of its surroundings on its walls through a lens in the side of its structure. The camera obscura was an instrumental step in the development of the optical sciences and led the way to the invention of photography. 


HÄN GHẢ CHUKĖT TRÄÄTÄTSEY / Artist Market at Yukon Riverside Arts Festival
Sat June 11 & Sun June 12, 11-4pm at the Picnic Shelter on Front Street, Riverside Park

Participating Artists:

Natasha Henderson Art
Jasmin Strange
Philomène ceramics
kitdottir – Karen Thomas
Nico De Repentigny
Peach Moon DIY
Donna Griffard
LMM Photography
Ann Taylor- Artist (Sat only)

SPITfire Creations (Sat only)
Lunar Lixirs (Sat only)
Remi Dean (Sat only)
Esther Bordet Painting (Sat only)
Jacob John Armstrong (Sat only)
Ramon Joseph Santos (Sat only)
Emma Tom Tom creations (Sun only)
Palma Berger (Sun only)
… and more!


The following exhibits are in partnership with Parks Canada Klondike National Historic Sites

open 2:00pm – 7:00pm, Saturday & Sunday


Kim Edgar “Illuminating the house of death”
Watercolour Painting

Shadunjen van Kampen
“Joining the established art world
Watercolour Paintings & Drawings

Angela Edmunds“Wheelbarrow Love”
Watercolour Paintings

Natasha Henderson“The Yukon Sky”
Acrylic Paintings

David Curtis “Chapter 9”
Installation, Mixed Media & Video

Jonathan Klynkramer“Sirenum Scopuli”
Installation, Interactive audio/video installation


Jen Bieber “Body”
Installation, Textile & Video


Bennie Allain “Old Post”
Paintings & Drawings


All day Saturday & Sunday

Agnès Viger“Seasonal Birds”
Installation, Mixed Media (Interactive)
9th Avenue Trail (by Robert Service Cabin)

Sabrina Jin “Hol(e)y”
Installation, Mixed Media
Riverside Park (in front of Commissioner’s Residence)

Ramon Joseph Santos “Photo stand-in”
Installation, Painted Photo-Op (Interactive)
Riverside Park

Page Cowell “Stop Moments”
Stop-motion Videos via QR Code (Interactive)
Various Locations around town

Community Sauna 
Friday thorugh Sunday
at Knutson Lake (a.k.a. the swimming hole)
Reserve your time slot (Starting June 8th)

In the ODD Gallery:
Alex Murphy – Anthology of Weeds Wildflowers
A gallery exhibition combining the fluid, wild and unruly lines of marbling with careful, regulated and intentional stitches of embroidery; dichotomous concepts that also exist within the artist.
ODD Gallery Hours: Thursday & Friday 10am – 5pm / Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 4pm
See “EVENTS” for Artist Reception and Artist Talk (Visit with the artist on Sunday from 1-3pm)

In the Confluence Gallery: Expanded Field
Confluence Gallery, Yukon School of Visual Art (3rd & Queen)
1:00-4:00pm Saturday & Sunday

The Confluence Series at the SOVA Gallery is a community exhibition series which offers a space for KIAC members working in any medium to exhibit their artwork throughout the summer months: Expanded Field is a new studio-based course at SOVA, offered for the first time in the winter of 2022. Over the course of the semester eight local artists worked to develop new projects and independent studio practices, while participating in student-led seminars and group critiques. Featuring works by Amy Ball, Ange Bonnici, Angela Edmonds, Basia Hinton, Annie Kierans, Jenni Matchett, Andy Pelletier, and Bo Yeung 


Thursday, June 9th

6:30pm – at Dënäkär Zho – KIAC Ballroom
Artist Talk with Alex Murphy

7:00pm – at Dënäkär Zho – ODD Gallery
Exhibition reception: Alex Murphy – Anthology of Weeds Wildflowers

7:00pm to 10:00pm – Various locations
Gallery Hopan evening art crawl through Dawson
-Click here for a map of Gallery Hop stops-
(coming soon)

7:00pm – 10:00pm at the Dawson Daily News
Riverside Review  publication launch and open house at the Dawson Daily News (part of the Yukon Riverside Arts Festival Gallery Hop)

Friday, June 10th

NOON – Gazebo
KIAC & KVA Summer Concert Series
Claire Ness & Friends Kids show

5:30pm – (doors at 5:00pm)
at Dënäkär Zho – KIAC Ballroom
Print & Publishing Festival & Yukon Words presents: Words Out Loud
Readings and performances by Yukon writers

8:00pm (doors at 7:30pm) at Dënäkär Zho – KIAC Ballroom
KIAC & KVA Summer Concert Series
Dana Sipos & Joey O’Neil
$12+gst or Pay-what-you-can

Saturday, June 11th

4:00pm at the SS Keno
Driftwood Holly on the Keno
Celebrate the SS Keno’s 100th birthday with a live concert by Dawson City’s storytelling adventurer-musician Driftwood Holly

5:30pm (doors at 5:00pm) at Dënäkär Zho – KIAC Ballroom Print & Publishing Festival Word Balloons with Hecate Press
Join Hecate Press Artists Sally DeMerchant, Amy Ball, Lia Fabre-Dimsdale, and Claire Gallagher as they do live readings from their newly released comics!

8:00pm (doors at 7:30pm) at Dënäkär Zho – KIAC Ballroom
D.E.A.T.H. Shepherd – Welcome to H.E.L.L.L.
D.E.A.T.H. Shepherd Inc. invites you to its annual Corporate Wellness Conference, where a panel of experts will deliver a lecture in an improvisational and comedic format

Sun, June 12

5:30pm (doors at 5:00pm) at Dënäkär Zho – KIAC Ballroom
Print & Publishing Festival Closing Event
Featuring  the presentation of The Borealis Prize: The Commissioner of Yukon Award for Literary Contribution, a reading by the Borealis Prize recipient, and performance by improvisational music and spoken-word poetry ensemble Jicklinghouse.

Co-Presented by the BC & Yukon Book Prizes
Catering provided by the Literary Society of the Klondike, Publishers of the Klondike Sun


Friday, June 10th

  • Virtual Reality Paragliding for Youth
    by Fly Yukon Paragliding Inc.
    6pm at Tr’ondëk Hwëchin Youth Centre

Saturday, June 11

  • Blacksmith Railroad Tie Workshop w/ Yukonstruct 12-1pm at Demo Tent
  • Quillwork on Birch Workshop w/ Faye Chamberlain, 1 – 4pm at Yukon School of Visual Art. Registration required.
  • Blacksmith Coat Hook Workshop w/ Yukonstruct
    2 – 3pm at Demo Tent
  • PhD Artist Research Talk: Storying the Yukon School of Visual Arts with a Mediate-Ore w/ Aubyn O’Grady
    2pm at Yukon School of Visual Art


Sunday, June 12

  • Virtual Reality Paragliding
    by Fly Yukon Paragliding Inc.
    11am-1pm at the Gazebo
  • Blacksmith Coat Hook Workshop w/ Yukonstruct
    12 – 1pm at Demo Tent
  • Leather Wallet Making Workshop w/ Yukonstruct
    2 – 3pm at Demo Tent

Monday, June 13th

  • Professional Development Day for Artists, Business-Owners, and Entrepreneurs w/ Yukonstruct.
    10am-5pm at Yukon School of Visual Art


For a full Print & Publishing Festival schedule follow this link

Fri, June 10

1:00pm – 2:30pm at the Dawson Daily News
Small presses and self publishing for beginners Register a
Join Kim Edgar, the founder of Hecate Press, to learn about the difference between self publishing your comics, vs starting your own small comics press. Included topics will be: how to self publish, how to market/distribute your work, how to publish others’ work, what makes you a small press vs a self publisher?, and etc. Bring any questions you have about running a small comics press or self publishing comics!

3:00pm – 4:30pm at the Dawson Daily News
The Write Stuff
Register a
Join Megan Cole, writer and director of programming and communications for the BC and Yukon Book Prizes, as she talks about building a sustainable writing practice, publishing and being a literary citizen. This presentation will be interactive and responsive, so bring your questions about being a professional writer, and be part of the conversation.

Sat, June 11

11:00am-2:00pm at the Dawson Daily News
Florentine Marbling demonstration with Alex Murphy Creator of the exhibit Anthology of Weeds Wildflowers

11:00 – 5:00 at the Dawson Daily News
Ongoing interactive printmaking demonstrations with Peter Braune of New Leaf Editions, Dan Starling, and John Steins

11:00am – 12:30pm at the Dawson Daily News
Songwriting Workshop with Dana Sipos
Register at
Songwriting is made up of many qualities at once; it can be meditative yet playful, concentrated yet relaxing. The practice of songwriting can be transformative, healing, challenging, playful, meditative and it is just that – a practice, and a discipline that improves with time, with care and by paying close attention. Let’s delve into the process and craft of songwriting together and explore some ideas, tips and techniques. Everybody welcome * absolutely no experience necessary * Instruments optional

Saturday, June 11 (cont.)

1:00pm – 2:30pm at the Dawson Daily News
3 page/panel comics with Lia Fabre-Dimsdale Register a
This workshop is for anyone who is interested in making comics. Learn the basics translating of ideas into sequential storytelling, some tips about drawing, as well as book binding and assembly.

3:00pm – 4:30pm at the Dawson Daily News
Digging Deeper with Megan Cole ­
Register a
If you’re interested in writing memoir, or personal essays, this session will introduce new writers to memoir and give experienced memoirists exercises and new tricks to advance their work. Writer Megan Cole will take participants through exercises and discussion around the challenges and joys of writing about ourselves.


Sun, June 12

11:00 – 5:00 at the Dawson Daily News
Ongoing interactive printmaking demonstrations with Peter Braune of New Leaf Editions, Dan Starling, and John Steins

11:00am – 12:30pm at the Dawson Daily News
Creating Characters in Comics with Claire Gallagher
Register a

1:00 – 2:30 at the Dawson Daily News
Creating Worlds in Comics with Juneau
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2:00 – 5:00 at the Dawson Daily News
Easy Zine-Making drop-in with Shizuka Yoshimura
Create your own zines using collage, Japanese calligraphy, stamps, everyday materials, and more!

3:00 – 4:30 at the Dawson Daily News
State of the Art? Furthering Print & Publishing in the Yukon brainstorming session at the Dawson Daily News. Open to everyone. 


11:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday & Sunday
at “Driftwood’s Cabin” – a beautiful stage handmade by Driftwood Holly, next to the Artist Market

Featuring a host of talented Yukon performers

Schedule coming soon!