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Rylie Rosychuk does graffiti in places where he is allowed, like the Heart of Riverdale, where he takes an arts class. (Dylan MacNeil/Yukon News)

Prolific Yukon graffiti artist inspires young man to pick up the spray can

While Whitehorse accelorates efforts to clean up graffiti, Sorem is practising his lettering.

  • May 28, 2023
Dawson City Music Festival (DCMF) in 2010. Andrea Vincent, DCMF executive director, announce via press release on April 15 that this summer's festival will be cancelled for the first time in 42 years. (Justin Kennedy/Yukon News files)

Everything you need to know about the Yukon’s 2023 music festival season

From acoustic jams to local rock and thunderous electronic beats — there is something for everyone

Playing Fields is Chop Theatre’s latest touring performance work that uses sport as a creation entry point. Chop Theatre will be in Whitehorse in June leading a youth program on using recording equipment for interviewing others. (Courtesy/Chop Theatre)

Workshop for youth teaches the art of interviewing

Participants will also become skilled in using recording equipment

  • May 25, 2023
Hunting is featured on <em>Yukon </em><em>Harvest</em>. (Courtesy/Rogue River Films Inc.)

Yukon Harvest season 2 returns

Television program will air on APTN May 9 after almost two years of filming

Hunting is featured on <em>Yukon </em><em>Harvest</em>. (Courtesy/Rogue River Films Inc.)
CBC Kids Book Club Live will visit the Whitehorse Public Library on May 10. (Yukon News file)

CBC Kids Book Club Live hosts Whitehorse event

CBC hosts Janaye and Gary the Unicorn will share their love of reading at Whitehorse library event

CBC Kids Book Club Live will visit the Whitehorse Public Library on May 10. (Yukon News file)
Raven by Berlin’s still hungry is a contemporary circus that uses a mix of dance, acrobatics and words to focus on the tension and contradictions inherent in motherhood. It performs at the Yukon Arts Centre on May 6. (Courtesy/Andy Phillipson)

Circus show presents the many sides of motherhood

Raven by Berlin’s still hungry is a contemporary circus that mixes dance, acrobatics and words.

Raven by Berlin’s still hungry is a contemporary circus that uses a mix of dance, acrobatics and words to focus on the tension and contradictions inherent in motherhood. It performs at the Yukon Arts Centre on May 6. (Courtesy/Andy Phillipson)
The Whitehorse Community Choir’s largest choir is seen performing in December 2022. The choir will again take to the stage of the Yukon Arts Centre on April 28 and 29 for its spring concert that will also be performed in Atlin, British Columbia May 5. (Courtesy/Whitehorse Community Choir)

Singing in the spring at the Yukon Arts Centre

Whitehorse Community Choir readies for annual performance

The Whitehorse Community Choir’s largest choir is seen performing in December 2022. The choir will again take to the stage of the Yukon Arts Centre on April 28 and 29 for its spring concert that will also be performed in Atlin, British Columbia May 5. (Courtesy/Whitehorse Community Choir)
An ice bear photographed by Peter Mather in 2021 on the Klukshu River. Mather and another photographer Peter Zenkl have produced a film about the bears that will be screened at the Yukon Arts Centre April 6. (Courtesy/Peter Mather)

New documentary follows Yukon photographer’s search for ice bears

Peter Mather has been collecting images of bears covered in ice for over seven years

An ice bear photographed by Peter Mather in 2021 on the Klukshu River. Mather and another photographer Peter Zenkl have produced a film about the bears that will be screened at the Yukon Arts Centre April 6. (Courtesy/Peter Mather)
Awaken Festival organizers Meredith Pritchard, Colin Wolf, Martin Nishikawa inside the Old Firehall in Whitehorse on May 11. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Performing arts fest plans to awaken artistic talent in Whitehorse and the rural North

‘A value of ours is to make theatre as accessible as possible.’

Awaken Festival organizers Meredith Pritchard, Colin Wolf, Martin Nishikawa inside the Old Firehall in Whitehorse on May 11. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Paris Pick and videographer Gabriel Bullen on the Hope for the Best video set. (Thomas Bullen/Bullen Brothers)

Paris Pick hopes for the best in new music video release

Whitehorse soul-pop artist Paris Pick will be releasing her sophomore album on June 4.

  • Apr 3, 2021
Paris Pick and videographer Gabriel Bullen on the Hope for the Best video set. (Thomas Bullen/Bullen Brothers)
The All-City Senior Band is seen rehearsing inside the cafeteria at Porter Creek Secondary School. (Photo submitted/Bruce Barrett)

A spring time concert for a Winter’s Eve

Local bands will showcase their work online

The All-City Senior Band is seen rehearsing inside the cafeteria at Porter Creek Secondary School. (Photo submitted/Bruce Barrett)

Originally meant for AWGs, Emerging North art exhibit now a “last little celebration”

The exhibit at the Yukon Arts Centre features the work of eight young, emerging Indigenous artists

New exhibit aims to ‘unframe’ artist’s work

Spring is for the Birds is the latest offering from Haines Junction artist Martha Jane Ritchie

Heart of Riverdale gets set for art marathon

The March 8 event grew out of past dance marathons

Puppets, shadows, and live silent film breathe new life into Frankenstein production

Chicago’s Manual Cinema is bringing its take on the Gothic classic to the Yukon Arts Centre March 12

“100 Sleepless Nights” born out of artist’s insomnia

Janet Patterson created a hundred little masks from toilet paper roll when she couldn’t fall asleep

In Guild’s The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine, Claire Ness jumps from clown to director

The Guild Hall’s latest show runs from Jan. 30 to Feb. 15, with a preview performance on Jan. 29

Métis artist decolonizes western-style clothes with beadwork

Justine Woods is the recipient of an arts residency in Haines Junction