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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. More details to follow.


Brigitte Desjardins
Producer & Programmer

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!


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