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Issue: 2018-11-21, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The pre-Christmas season will soon be underway here in the Klondike, actually beginning a few days before this piece can see print. It’s a season of bazaars and open houses that lead up to the actual holidays... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the Northern Fibres Guild

Only two weeks to go until the 2018 Cranberry Fair, when, again, over 40 artists will gather to present the Yukon’s exceptional artistic craftsmanship. On November 25, the doors open for another grand exhibition and sale at the Kwanlin Dun... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Comic Culture Society

The second annual Geek the Halls craft fair is a different affair than the larger, more established craft fairs. But the vendors participating are a different sort of crafters and artists than the traditional Yukon crafters... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Craft Society

Spruce Bog. Two inspiring and motivational words that bring back many pleasant memories, both of crafting and shopping; they evoke a sense of excitement in so many Yukoners who have an appreciation for the incredible talent and variety of our... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2018-11-07, PHOTO: Allison Button

Do you like crafting, socializing with friends—perhaps with a beverage or two—in a casual, relaxed yet well-lit atmosphere, complete with pinball machines to take a break and try your game expertise? Then Drinking with Scissors is for you... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2018-10-31, PHOTO: Ulrike Wohlfarth Levins

What a history-packed day November 3, 2018, will be at our local Yukon Transportation Museum (YTM). The special activities start at 3 p.m. with creating wreaths from ropes that formerly adorned the Canadian National Historic Site in Whitehorse... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Emma Barr

Many people of all walks of life enjoy painting. Most of the time, acrylics trump oils in popularity. Children, starting out in school, are offered tempera, watercolour and acrylics. The general belief is that oil paints are too messy, toxic... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-08-29, PHOTO: Emma Barr

Brushes, if carefully chosen and cared for, can be your greatest tool for years to come. Painters need brushes to create the best marks and strokes to convey their visual messages. They work hard loading and unloading paint. Usually, you will need... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Brendan Preston

Take a drive about five minutes up the North Klondike Highway, turn left up to a nondescript building, walk through the creaking door and you may feel like you've walked into an episode of Ripley’s Believe It or Not. There are buckets of boiled... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Emma Barr

I’d like to share what I know about canvases that are available locally. It is the most important part of your painting. It’s also known as the “support.” Even if you are playing around, for fun, you just never know when a piece will turn into... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: Dieter Weise

This summer marks almost 30 years of the Great Northern Arts Festival. The annual arts festival is held every summer in the vibrant town of Inuvik, from July 13 to 22, at the Midnight Sun Recreation Complex. Each year, artists and performers from... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: courtesy of Friends of Dempster Country

Magic is coming to Tombstone this summer. “Art Magic in Tombstone” is a series of workshops hosted by the Friends of Dempster Country society, and Yukon Parks, and will take place in Tombstone Territorial Park/ Ddhäl Ch'èl Cha Nän, throughout the... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-07-04, PHOTO: Elisabeth Weigand

Each year, in Whitehorse, the Northern Fibres Guild invites the world to one of the Yukon‘s most exclusive sales events—Cranberry Fair. On November 25, the Cranberry Fair will again showcase the Yukon‘s finest skills and talents in handmade arts... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Clare Devenish

Dream fish at Robert Service School A team of facilitators from the Stream of Dreams program was in Dawson this week to promote environmental stewardship and facilitate a community art project. The program ran at Robert Service School (RSS) from... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-06-06, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Our ancestors made fish hooks. Our ancestors made fur boots. Our ancestors made paddles. Our ancestors made fur parkas. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Paul Derry

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. Read more

Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

Take a drive south of Whitehorse, using the mountain range and tall pines as your guide, you will find yourself in the lovely community of Carcross. In this little hub works a very talented jeweller, Shelley MacDonald. She has been working away in... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Rhiannon Russell

Rhiannon Russell: For someone who's never been to your store before, how would you describe what Behind the Barn is and what it offers? Niki Greenough: It’s rustic country décor that you just can't find (in Whitehorse). Before, I was tired of... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Lisa Martin

Art can be in the form of a pencil, paintbrush, or even a scroll saw. My husband and local artist, Murray Martin has been both an outdoor and political columnist for over half a century and his creations just keep getting bigger... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Association For Community Living

On Saturday, December 2, the Yukon Association for Community Living (YACL) is having its annual Christmas Craft Fair and Open House. I stopped by their location on Fourth Avenue and spoke to Shonagh McCrindle, the employment program coordinator... Read more

Yukon Christmas