About Arts in the Park

Founded in 1996 by Dereen Hildebrand and Steve Slade, Arts in the Park celebrates visual and performing arts, and takes place every summer in downtown Whitehorse. The 2019 season will run from Tuesday, May 21 to Friday, August 2, and will feature different acts with weekly visual artists every noon hour Monday to Friday. All of us at Arts in the Park and Music Yukon are proud to be a part of this free festival!


Geneviève Doyon
Producer & Programmer

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Performing This Week

Visual Artist This Week

Visual Artist WEEK 1 – Michel Gignac

May 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Michel Gignac is a multi-disciplinary artist primarily interested in
interactive sculptures and gallery installations. His work is often
exploring concepts of consumerism, surrealist absurdity and ownership.
Since graduating with Distinction from the Bachelor of Fine Arts
program at the Alberta College of Art and Design, he has exhibited
nationally and internationally. When he is not making his own art, he
is often developing art workshops for youth and adults. His most
recent installation was exhibited in Dawson City, Yukon, for (S)hiver
Arts Festival. He also just finished his first collaborative mural in
Whitehorse’s new co-working space, NorthLight Innovation and is now in
the process of completing another for the Yukon College and Cold
Climate Innovation.

2019 Arts in the Park Schedule

Week 1, May 21 – 24

Week 2, May 27 – 31

Week 3, June 3 – 7

Visual artist: Michel Gignac

Tuesday – All City Band

Wednesday – Écoles en spectacle

Wednesday 7pm – Legs Up Hands Down

Thursday – Chamber Choir

Friday – Jim Vautour

Visual artist: Ali Khoda

Monday – Claire Ness

Tuesday – Caroline Allatt

Wednesday – The Big Band

Wednesday 7pm – Foxey Lakey

Thursday – Parker Thomas Jazz

Friday – The Dark Fruits

Visual artist: Maya Rosenberg

Monday – Kevin Barr

Tuesday – Kim Beggs

Wednesday – Remy Rodden

Wednesday 7pm – Cryptozoologists

Thursday – Annie Avery & Keitha Clark

Friday – Evrytt Willow

Week 4, June 10 – 14

Week 5, June 17 – 21

Week 6, June 24 – 28

Visual Artist: Kim Fleshman

Monday – Brigitte Jardin

Tuesday – The Benett Sun

Wednesday – Speed Control

Wednesday 7pm – Jona Barr & Friends

Thursday – The Canucks

Friday – Simon Crelli

Visual Artist: Cécile Girard

Monday – Lala Jazz

Tuesday – Stockstill & Rose

Wednesday – Vanier Senior Jazz Combo

Wednesday 7pm – Swamp Sex Robots

Thursday – Brian Ladue

Friday – No Arts in the Park, Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day!

Visual Artist: Northern Fibres Guild

Monday – Jennihouse

Tuesday – Roxx Hunter

Wednesday – Swing Sets

Wednesday 7pm – Major Funk and the Employment

Thursday – Gisele Godin

Friday – DanG Buskers

Week 7, July 1 – 5

Week 8, July 8 – 12

Week 9, July 15 – 19

Visual Artist: Harreson Tanner

Monday – No Arts in the Park, Happy Canada Day!

Tuesday – Drea Naysayer & Emily Ross – DOUBLE BILL

Wednesday – Bingo Bongo Boogie Band

Wednesday 7pm – Mr.B and Che-Boii

Thursday – Community Service

Friday – Lucie D. and Friends

Visual Artist: Nicole Bauberger

Monday – McKain Lakey

Tuesday – Crooked Folk

Wednesday – Katie Avery & Graeme Poile

Wednesday 7pm – The Lucky Ones

Thursday – Winter Trio

Friday – Ukulele Russ

Visual Artist: Rosemary Scanlon

Monday – Li’l Andy

Tuesday – Ryan McNally & the MessaRounders

Wednesday – Soir de Semaine

Wednesday 7pm – The Sweeties

Thursday – Songwriter Panel

Friday – Andy Slade

Week 10, July 22 – 26

Week 11, July 29 – August 2

Visual Artist: Jordan Stevens

Monday – Kate Weekes Trio

Tuesday – Steve Slade

Wednesday – Ryan Enns

Wednesday 7pm – Animal Warfare Act

Thursday – Double bill – Andrea McColeman and Danette Readman

Friday – Shagadelica

Visual Artist: Eric Button

Monday – Elijah Bekk

Tuesday – Gordie Tentrees

Wednesday – The Sideguys

Wednesday 7pm – The Midnight Sons

Thursday – My Fabulous Strong Quartet

Friday – Season Finale


THANK YOU to our 2018 funders and sponsors!

Arts Fund

Lotteries Yukon

City of Whitehorse

Youth Investment Fund

Culture Quest

Yukon Career Placement Program

Java Connection

Vector Research

Integrated Solutions Group

North End Gallery

Folk Society of Whitehorse

The Frame Shop

Hougen Group of Companies

Jazz Yukon

Unitech Sound and Lighting

What’s Up Yukon

Marsh Lake Tents and Events

Yukon Historical & Museums Association

Inanda Images

On Yukon Time

Canada Summer Jobs

Midnight Sun Coffee Roasters

2018 Season Finale Sponsors
2017 Arts in the Park