Art Crawl

Wednesday, June 29 at 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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Top off the 2022 Arctic Arts Summit with an Art Crawl!

Wednesday, June 29 at 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.


A self-guided visual arts tour of Whitehorse’s creative core.

Krystle Silverfox, tth’í’ yáw nan (thread beads land) 2018-2021. Photo courtesy of Mike Thomas/Yukon Arts Centre.
Lumel Studios, Glass Blowing
Joseph Tisiga, Untitled IV from A Sacred Game: Escape is Perpetual (2014). COURTESY THE ARTIST.

The Art Crawl offers exclusive access to local visual arts spaces and places.

Art Crawl invites international guests and the public at large to take a summer stroll through downtown Whitehorse as a way to celebrate the culmination of the Arctic Arts Summit. Visit an open house, try a hands-on activity, listen in on artists’ talks, shop ‘til you drop or book a session for a flash tattoo. The Art Crawl is a downtown showcase to introduce you to local artists and visual arts businesses and spaces.

All locations of the Art Crawl are within walking distance from the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre—the Arctic Arts Summit hub.

Rain or shine, come prepared for Yukon’s summer evening weather. Please respect COVID-19 guidance at each location.

 See the  map for Art Crawl locations.

You can begin your Art Crawl at any location!

Happy adventuring!

By Heather Von Steinhagen, Art Crawl Coordinator

Markus Spiske - UNSPLASH

Art Crawl Highlights

  • Enjoy live music at Lumel Studio.
  • See what Sobey Art Award longlisted artist, Krystle Silverfox, is up to during her Jenni House Residency.
  • Stop by Association franco-yukonnaise to talk with DJ Geronimo during his live podcast and set.
  • Visit the Government of Yukon Main Administration Building for an exhibition curated by Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in artists/ curators, Tamika Knutson and Stormy Bradley.
  • Land of None | Land of Us and ARCTIC XR / ARCTIC AR will also all be open during Art Crawl.
Nicole Bauberger - We Can Dance

1. Northern Front Studio

We Can Dance by Nicole Bauberger

Nicole Bauberger invites a variety of materials to boogie in her installation We Can Dance. Broken tempered glass, exploded tire fragment, and charcoal have all been through a cataclysmic experience. This exhibition declares dancing anyway. Nicole has drawn with these materials, fused them, slumped them, and hung them to evoke movement. On the 29th, visitors will be invited to view the show then dance on the sidewalk to the sounds of Yukon musicians while eating cookies and chatting with the artist. Nicole’s dog Itsy Blackjack also will pirouette for you, especially if you share your cookie with him.

About the Presenter

The team at Northern Front Studio, led by Mary Ellen Read, develops sustainable and refined architecture for our northern community using uncompromising international standards and a collaborative approach from start to finish. 

Nicole Bauberger creates art experiences in galleries, with communities, and in the woods behind her house.


Nichole Bauberger

Twitter: @NicoleBauberger,
Facebook: Dalton Trail Gallery

Northern Front Studio

Instagram: @nfront_studio

Nakai Theatre

Nakai Theatre spends our summers making fish puppets and creating pop-up schools and parades! 

Visit with artists and our puppets by the wharf from 5-7! Join us for a joyful walk along the river to Northern Front Studios from 7 to 8 p.m.

Nakai Theatre contributes to a thriving Yukon through professional theatre – supporting spectacular moments of delight, meaningful connections, new creations and inspiration from right here and around the world.  Working outside when possible, we read poetry at 20 below and bring surprise and joy to the Yukon summer.

Based out of Whitehorse, we connect artists from away with local audiences and support projects in development throughout the territory.



Facebook: @Nakai.Theatre

2. Chamber House (Frostbite House)

Working on regalia, Stormy Bradly and Krytle are renting a firepit near the Chambers and Jenni House for Fireside Conversations. (Event To Be Determined)

Stormy Bradly

Stormy bradley is a sova graduate (2020/2021) and had recently finished the Yukon University First Nation arts program. They’re work is focused on gender, identity and conversations of decolonization. She is also the co-curator of all that it gives, which is part of the art crawl.


Instagram: @stormybradleydesigns

Facebook: @StormybradleyArts


4. Lumel Studios and Gather

At Lumel Studios and Gather there is lots to see and hear! Come enjoy the heat of glass blowing while listening to Jay Gilday. Enjoy a cocktail or mocktail while dancing to Beatrice Deer. Each musician will be playing a 40-minute set for you to enjoy!

Gather’s quirky and cozy atmosphere and Lumel’s electric energy will be ready for you… we can’t wait to see you crawl in!

About the Presenter

Lumel and Gather invite you in to experience inclusivity, happiness, and communal presence. Learn how to blow glass, watch the artists create, walk through the gallery while you drink a Gather latte, and eat and drink locally sourced food and beverages. Come in and help create a deeper connection.


Instagram: @lumelstudios | @gatheryukony

Beatrice Deer

Beatrice Deer will be performing at Lumel Studios and Gather!

About the Presenter

Acclaimed “Inuindie” pop star Beatrice Deer is a singer-songwriter based in Montreal. Half Inuk and half Mohawk, Beatrice was born and raised in Nunavik, Quebec, in the small village of Quaqtaq. She has released six studio albums, including her newest, titled SHIFTING. Her award-winning songs are crafted upon deeply personal lyrics and blend indie rock and modern folk with traditional Inuit stories and throat singing.

The recipient of a 2021 Prism Prize and an Apple Music Ambassador, Beatrice Deer sings in three languages: Inuktitut, English, and French. A beloved figure in Arctic Canada, she has performed worldwide, from the Venice Biennale to Norway’s Førde Traditional and World Music Festival to the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Her bandmates and collaborators, all longstanding members of Montreal’s music community, have worked with diverse and dynamic musical acts such as Leif Vollebekk, Land of Talk, Stars, The Barr Brothers, Bell Orchestre, Little Scream, The Besnard Lakes, and Suuns.


Bandcamp: Beatrice Deer
Facebook: @BeatriceDeer
Instagram: @beatricedeerband
Twitter: @Beatrice_Deer
YouTube: Beatrice Deer Channel

5. North End Gallery

The North End Gallery will be hosting a doors open event with visiting artists including Jackie Dowell Irvine who will be on location doing an acrylic painting demo. North End Gallery is one of Whitehorse’s premier destinations for Yukon art. Located on the Whitehorse Waterfront in Yukon, Canada, the gallery showcases Yukon artwork, First Nations art and crafts, and fine gifts produced by Canadian artisans. We represent Yukon artists who work in a variety of media.

Yukon painters are often inspired by the vast Yukon landscapes. Sculptures are created out of natural materials that are iconic to the Yukon, such as mammoth ivory, moose and caribou antler, sheep horn, and muskox horn. Jewellery features trade beads, gold nuggets, mammoth ivory, and hand-carved silver.

About the Presenter

North End Gallery, in Whitehorse, Yukon, specializes in paintings and prints by Yukon artists. We also carry etchings, Inuit sculpture, pottery and ceramics, metal art, blown and fused glass, and wood creations. Our jewellery selection is crafted from gold nuggets, sterling silver, trade beads, semi-precious stones. A significant part of the gallery is devoted to First Nations artisans. We have a wide variety of work in mammoth ivory, moose antler, caribou antler, and sheep horn, from sculptures and carvings to pendants and earrings. We proudly support all Canadian artists


118-1116 Front Street
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1A3
 (867) 393-3590

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: @NorthEndGallery


Artists Kaylyn Baker and Heather Dickson are on location for artists’ meet and greet. Visit Unorthodox for a doors open event and browse the works of amazing local art and craft. Unorthodox Yukon is a small shop nestled in the heart of downtown Whitehorse. Located in the historic Horwoods Mall on Main Street, the store features an eclectic mix of items by Indigenous and non- Indigenous designers and artists from across the country. From local iconic brands to luxury beaded items, there’s a little something for everyone.


Horwood Mall, Whitehorse, Yukon
[email protected]

Instagram: @unorthodoxyukon

Mini Maker Space

Stop by The Mini Maker Space for drop-in crafting. Enjoy your creative time with hands-on, sit down, crafts and DIY. We have all kinds of Do-It-Yourself Kits for adults & Kids! Leave the mess with us! We have paints, glue, sparkles etc. & can help with any of the crafts. Take it to go or sit and stay!

1116 Front Street, Unit 112
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1A3


Facebook: @MiniMakerspace

7. Itsy Bitsy Yarn Store

Come by Itsy-Bitsy Yarn Store in Horwood’s Mall to get some squish therapy with our beautiful range of colourful yarn and fibres, including a lovely selection of locally made items from some truly talented Yukoners.

Allow us to babble your ear off about our qiviut yarn from Nunavut Qiviut in Kugluktuk, NU, and you can see for yourself how soft and warm this uniquely northern luxury fibre can be.

Then settle into our newly finished community space for a cup of tea and cookies, and make a needle felted ornament to remind you of your artsy Yukon adventure!

About the Presenter

Itsy-Bitsy Yarn Store is a small shop in Whitehorse, Yukon packed full of fluffy and colourful wonders.  Sporting a range of yarns from affordable workhorse to luxury northern and locally dyed, we’re always happy to help you find just the right yarn for your next project!


120-1116 Front Street (Horwood’s Mall)
Whitehorse YT  Y1A 1A3
(867) 335-9276
[email protected]



9. Wild Yukon Furs

by Vanessa Aegirsdottir

Visit one of the Yukon’s smallest retail stores where everything on offer is handcrafted by owner/designer Vanessa Aegirsdottir. Explore the signature collection of wild fur jewelry while learning about her personal journey of decolonizing her thinking and behaviour through the relationships she has with the local Indigenous trapping community and her own trapping experiences. Learn about why she works with the materials she does and how this work has transformed her life.

About the Presenter

V. Aegirsdottir is a textile and jewelry brand that is also a licensed Wild Yukon Furs designer. This work is inherently connected to place and reflects the beauty of the local landscape in the materials used as well as the unique community partnerships that make it possible. The fur brand, Wild Yukon Furs is one that she co-owns with her husband, George Bahm who is Tlingit/German and is the primary supplier of the furs used in their product


 [email protected]

Instagram: @vanessa.aegirsdottir

Facebook: @v.aegirsdottir

10. Government of Yukon Main Administration Building

Co-curated by Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation artists Tamika Knutson and Stormy Bradley, all that it gives is an exhibition of artwork selected from the Yukon Permanent Art Collection that showcases the unique relationships we have with the land as our home.

Tamika Knutson is from Dawson City, Yukon. She is a graduate of the Yukon School of Visual Arts (2013), and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (BFA, major in jewellery design and metalsmithing, 2017). Her current body of work is influenced by traditional First Nations crafts.

Stormy Bradley a member of the Crow Clan and lives in Whitehorse, Yukon. She is a graduate of the Yukon School of Visual Arts in (2021) and recently completed Yukon University’s Yukon First Nations Arts program. Using beads, hides and fur as her medium, she blends traditional knowledge to create modern designs. Her work focuses on elements of her environment and creates discussions around decolonization and intersectional feminisms.

About the Presenter

Located at 2071 2nd Ave. (at Hanson Street), this building houses the Yukon Legislative Assembly, offices of various government departments and branches, and the inquiry desk. It is one of nearly 30 locations around Whitehorse with public displays of artwork from the Yukon Permanent Art Collection.


(867) 667-5811

Twitter: @insideyukon  |  @yukongov

Facebook: Government of Yukon

Old Fire Hall and Waterfront:


Don’t miss exciting digital and virtual art that will premiere at the Arctic Arts Summit before going on to exhibit in locations across the country and internationally. ARCTIC XR will envelop audiences with six new works by northern Indigenous artists. These immersive films centre on the retelling of a familial oral history, a mysterious monster, a land-based vision of past,

present and future all at once, a glorious dream on the ice, an Inuit island utopia, and an Indigenous skateboard video filmed on the Yellowknife’s Dettah Ice Road. In ARCTIC AR, experience a whole new world through your handheld device by walking along the Yukon

River and seeking out QR Codes, in order to engage with augmented reality (AR) work by artists from around the circumpolar north virtually and on the land. Projects range from virtual beadwork to silvery fox stretchers, schools of swimming fish, alternate landscapes and avataq-shaped balloons floating in space—visit to see if you’ve found them all! 

About the Presenter

ARCTIC XR/ARCTIC AR is created in partnership with Nuit Blanche Toronto, organized by Aabijijijwan New Media Lab, the Inuit Futures in Arts Leadership project, and The Space Between Us project, and supported by the Indigenous Screen Office, Canadian Media Fund, Telefilm and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.



11. Old Log Church

Around the Kitchen Table is a multi-media art installation produced by a group of artists and museum professionals in 2016. The installation is based on one of the Old Log Church Museum’s artefacts-a chasuble made of caribou hide and adorned by thousands of beads. The Chasuble was created in the 1960s by women in Old Crow who wanted to make their new minister a proper religious garment. This artifact, along with the corresponding video, is a fantastic example of how art and religion can blend together to create a social and creative environment. The artistic video highlights the contribution of women in the Anglican Church through their beading artform. The Director/Curator of the Old Log Church Museum will discuss the significance of this piece, and highlight several other beaded artefacts from Old Crow that are in the museum’s collection.

The event will be held at the Old Log Church Museum on June 29th 2022, from 5pm-8pm.

About the Presenter

The Old Log Church Museum is a small community museum responsible for documenting, preserving and sharing Yukon’s spirited history. We strive to provide our visitors with an enjoyable & educational experience. Located in downtown Whitehorse, the museum (a designated territorial and municipal heritage site) is housed in a unique log church built by Reverend R.J. Bowen in 1900. The museum houses objects used by the early church and its members throughout the territory and offers guided tours on a number of themes.


(867) 668-2555

 [email protected]

Instagram: @OldLogChurchMuseum

Facebook: @OldLogChurchMuseum

12. Arts Underground

For the art crawl, Arts Underground is hosting three exhibitions, including an installation from Jeneen Frei-Njootli (in collaboration with the youth of Old Crow), a Circumpolar photography exhibition, and a show detailing the inaugural year of the Yukon Prize for Visual Arts. 

About the Presenter

Arts Underground is the central hub for artists and art lovers in Whitehorse. Whether someone wants to experience, enjoy, or purchase local art, or if they wish to develop their skills and learn from established local artists, or are looking to exhibit and sell their work – we can help.


Instagram: @arts.underground


13. Taylor House

An informal drop in to learn about the Commissioner of Yukon and the Historic Taylor House. See a unique Ted Harrison portrait of James Smith, a button blanket created at a Commissioner’s Potlatch hosted by Judy Gingell, a beaded vest by Karen Bien and more!

About the Presenter

Angélique Bernard is the Commissioner of Yukon. She is the Yukon Head of State and representative of the Government of Canada in the territory. The Commissioner fulfills legislative and ceremonial duties and is a strong supporter of the arts.

(867) 667- 5123

Facebook: @OfficeOfTheCommissionerOfYukon

14. Yukon Artists @ Work

The Yukon Artists at Work Gallery will be open to showcase member’s work. In keeping with the name four of the members will be working on their individual creations during the Arctic Arts Summit Art Crawl.

Sandra Grace Storey will be in one of the front windows with her clay sculptures. Jeanine Baker will be featured in the other front window with her glass creations. In the solo room of the gallery Linda Leon will be working on print making and Ava P Christl on her nature based drawings. Also on deck will be Patrick Royal and Donald Watt, two of long time members of the society, both of whom have memories to share of Art in the Yukon.

Refreshments will be available and we look forward to hosting both Summit delegates and the public.

About the Presenter

Yukon Artists at Work is a non-profit society comprised of local artists both from Whitehorse and and further afield in the Yukon. The organization has hosted a gallery for more than 20 years and is now located in the funky little blue house at 4th and Wood. Member artists have changed over time but their enthusiasm for art in the Yukon has been a constant.


4129 4th Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 1H7
(867) 3293 4848

 [email protected]

Facebook: @Yukon Artists at Work


Artist-run gallery in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Yukon Theater at 6:30 p.m.

EALÁT | Short Documentary by Elle Márjá Eira

“As long as the reindeer exist here, so do we”. Through Elle Márjá Eira`s eyes we follow her family in different seasons with their reindeer herd. A story about living and surviving in Sámi reindeer husbandry in strange times.

About the Director:

Director, composer, producer, artist and musician (SÁPMI). She has directed and produced several short films and has also collaborated with composer Christophe Beck in making soundtracks to The 12th Man (dir. Harald Zwart). She is an artist partner in Dáiddadállu – Kautokeino artist collective. Elle Márjá is now involved in a band project, Snoweye, as well as several film and art projects. Eira has been selected for the talent program UP 2.0 by Norwegian Film Institute, Talent Norge and Norsk Tipping – a development program for filmmakers who aspire to make feature films and series. Previously worked in NRK Sápmi and in the Sami National Theater Beaivváš. Deeply personal and rooted in the reindeer husbandry, her work both enlightens and confronts. Stating that her art is simply a raw and genuine reflection of the human condition. Hailing from Guovdageaidnu, a small community deep in the Arctic tundra of Northern Norway, her artistic endeavors have led her across all continents and past cultural barriers

15. Molotov and Bricks Tattoo

Tattoos are works of art too! Stop by to discover a multi-disciplinary art studio, woodshop and music space!

About the Presenter

Molotov and Bricks tattoo opened in 2012. Over the last ten years it has grown from a one-artist tattoo shop, into a multi-disciplinary art studio, woodshop and music rehearsal space. With two permanent tattoo artists and a rotating roster of guest artists, the shop cultivates a community of creativity.


Kirsty’s website:

Contact via email only:

[email protected] (Kirsty)

[email protected] (Dan)


@dan_bushnell_tattoo  | @kwellstattoo | @molotovandbricks  



NorthLight Innovation/Yukonstruct | Marten Berkman – Remote Sensibility

Showing at:
NorthLight Innovation/Yukonstruct, in the Northwestel Event Space
2180 2nd Ave, Whitehorse

Selected multimedia works in stereo 3D from the Remote Sensibility series, about the land and our relationship with it.

Through these works, taking us across latitudes, through human and more-than-human habitats, between inner and outer geographies, I invite us to fathom: The ecology of our perception .

Gratitudes to Canada Council for the Arts, Yukon Advanced Artist Award, Yukon Culture Quest, Northwestel for their support, and all Yukon First Nations, in whose traditional territories I live, explore, and am inspired.

Marten Berkman,

is a multimedia artist whose work is about the land and our relationship with it. Exhibiting locally, nationally and internationally, in galleries, festivals and conferences in art and the humanities, he also contributes his creations to fellow artists’ work in theatre, music, dance, and painting. He lives and creates with his family upstream from Whitehorse, Yukon.


[email protected]

16. DJ Geronimo Inutiq at l’AFY

Multidisciplinary artist and musician Geronimo Inutiq will present a collective creation of a radio talk show. This performance aims to draw attention to the role of community radio stations in northern Inuit communities.

The artist has experience in electronic music production, deejaying, performance, film, video, digital images, and multimedia installation across the country. As a cultural worker and project agent, he is known for organizing successful events and helping to facilitate and taking part in important social dialogues. Now based in Winnipeg, Geronimo Inutiq is known for his innovative work in remixing Inuit music”

About the Presenter

The Arts and Culture Department of Association franco-yukonnaise promotes French-language arts and culture in the Yukon. Our team supports the development and professionalization of Francophone artists in the territory while proudly helping to raise the profile of Francophone talent in Canada.


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