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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.

As we all know, the 2020 season cannot occur conventionally. This year, Arts in the Park is adapting its season by creating two new awesome partnerships with CJUC 92.5 FM – Whitehorse Community Radio and Yukon Artists @ Work to support both festival components: live performance and visual art.

Live performance
The season will be recorded and broadcast live on CJUC Whitehorse Community Radio at the historic Chamber House at Shipyards Park, with no live audience. AITP 2020 will be a socially distant festival and we are not encouraging public gatherings. The sessions will follow the guidelines as stipulated by the Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. Due to unpredictable circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and related restrictions, this program may be cancelled or modified at any time.

Visual art
YA@W will take care of the visual-art section of the festival with its amazing initiative called The Artist in the Window. View the weekly lineup here.


Sarah Ott

Manus Hopkins

Get involved

Call for Performers | Apply by May 28

Join Our Team
Associate Producer | Apply by May 11
Sound Technician | Apply by May 11

Arts in the Park can always use a helping hand. If you’d like to contribute to the festivities, please get in touch!

Performing This Week

Arts in the Park: Week 1

Arts in the Park 2020 is here! These incredible artists will be showcasing their talents every lunch hour starting July 6th from 12-1pm on CJUC 92.5FM Whitehorse Community Radio. If you miss the noon hour show don’t worry, as you can also hear artists play Wednesday Evenings from 7-8pm! So set your radio stations and get ready to enjoy the show!

Unfortunately, we know some folks were unable to listen to the first show as our streaming link through the CJUC website wasn’t functioning properly. We are working diligently to try and fix this problem, but until then you can still catch our noon hour and Wednesday evening shows on the radio, or on radio apps at 92.5FM!

For those who missed Drea Naysayer‘s Monday performance, you can download and listen to the recorded show here!

Week 1 Lineup

Monday, July 6 @ 12pm
Drea Naysayer

Tuesday, July 7 @ 12pm
Local Boy

Wednesday, July 8 @ 12pm
Steve Slade
Story Time with Yukon Literacy Coalition @ 11:50am

Wednesday, July 8 @ 7pm

Thursday, July 9 @ 12pm
Andrew Laviolette & Kristen Poenn (live from Dawson)

Friday, July 10 @ 12pm
Stockstill & Rose


THANK YOU to our 2020 funders and sponsors!

Lotteries Yukon

City of Whitehorse

Klondike Institute of Art & Culture

Government of Canada

Arctic Star Printing

Jazz Yukon

Skky Hotel

Hougen Group of Companies

Frostbite Music Society

What’s Up Yukon

Vector Research

Yukon Brewing

ATCO Electric Yukon

Folk Society of Whitehorse

Real Canadian Superstore

Save On Foods

CJUC 92.5 FM

Ray Tucker

Duncan Sinclair

2018 Season Finale Sponsors
2017 Arts in the Park