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!

All Arts in the Park events happen rain or shine. Join us under the tent on rainy days!


Geneviève Doyon
Producer & Programmer

Paris Pick
Associate Producer

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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

Visual Artist This Week

Visual Artist WEEK 11 – Eric Button

May 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Eric Button is an artist born in Whitehorse, YK, who is currently living and working in Vancouver, BC. He holds a BFA with a major in illustration from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Nature and Canadian culture are common themes in his work, which he explores with a sense of humour and a touch of cynicism.

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: Helen O’Connor

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 – Swing Shift

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 – Gigi 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 – Soda Pony

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 – Local Boy

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 Shaggy Manes

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