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Arts & Entertainments

Friday November 1st is once again Yukoner Appreciation Day presented by the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce, and from 9am to 9pm Yukoners can take advantage of entertainment, food and beverage, and great sales put on by the 56 businesses participating.

 

3rd Ave at Main street will be closed for events and activities, and the City of Whitehorse has allowed free parking all day! The Passport contest is back, where you can pick up a blank passport at the main tent and then win prizes by getting stamps at participating businesses. Prizes include:

  • Air North, Yukon’s Airlines: Two return tickets – $1,000 value 
  • Coast Mountain Sports, Sports Experts and Hougen’s Sportslodge:$750 Gift Card
  • Murdoch’s: $500 Gift Card  
  • Save on Foods:$400 Gift Card  
  • Triniti Technology:Fitbit Versa Special Edition – $299 value
  • Plus many more hourly prizes throughout the day!

 

A shuttlebus is available every 30 minutes from noon to 9pm, stopping at Canadian Tire, North of Ordinary Experience Centre, 6th Ave and Main St, Riverside Grocery, and Front and Main St.

Participating businesses:

  1. Air North Yukon’s Airline 2. Alpine Health Supplies  3. Angellina’s Toy Boutique  4. Aroma Borealis   5. Arts Underground  6. Ashley HomeStore  7. Baked Café  8. Beautiful You Laser and Aesthetics  9. Beauty Bar Hair & Esthetics Lounge  10. Bella Luna (formerly Bella Home Décor)  11. Big Bear Donair  12. BMO Bank of Montreal  13. Cadence Cycle  14. Canadian Tire  15. Chieftain Energy LP  16. Coast Mountain Sports  17. Dreamz  18. Due North Maternity and Baby  19. Elements Esthetics Studio  20. Focus on Travel  21. Front Street Clothing  22. Gold Originals by Charlotte  23. Gold Pan Saloon  24. Head to Toe  25. Hougen’s Sportslodge  26. Icycle Sports  27. Lumel Studios  28. Mac’s Fireweed Books  29. Midnight Sun Emporium  30. Murdoch’s  31. North of Ordinary Experience Centre  32. Northwestel  33. Office Supply Centre  34. Plantation Flowers and Gifts  35. Rambles  36. RBC Royal Bank  37. Reflex Nutrition/Supplements  38. Riverside Grocery 39. Sagebrush Shoes  40. Scotiabank  42. Seasons  42. Shoppers Drug Mart  44. Signature Home – Erik’s AVU  45. Sportees  46. Sports Expert  47. The Bra Boutique  48. The Brick  49. The Feed Store/Pet Junction  50. Titan Gaming & Collectibles  51. Triniti Technology  52. Triple J’s Music, Tattoos and Piercing  53. TrueNorth Respiratory  54. Whitehorse Motors  55. Yukon Quest  56. Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous.

 

If you’re looking for sweet deals, can can dancers, and great times with your fellow Yukoners, come take a look on Friday!

 

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Arts & Entertainments

It was announced last week that the City of Whitehorse will spend up to $400,000 on public art in 2020, with artist’s submissions being accepted from now until February 28th of the upcoming year.

 

Under the City’s public art policy, 1% of the capital construction cost for any city-owned public building or facility must be allocated to public artwork. Most of the art will be displayed at the City’s new operations building – where funding for this project came from, but after a vote in 2016 relating to the display of public art, other locations around the city will also be chosen based on cost and value to the public. The City is hoping to receive submissions from artists in a variety of disciplines. Right now, you can pick up a visual arts guide at the Visitor Information Centre info desk and check out all the public art displays around the city. What would you like to see next year, and where would you like to see it?


Artists can register here: www.whitehorse.ca/procurement


Find public art right now at the following locations:

Law Centre art collection: “The Conversation”, a five-piece sculpture by Whitehorse artist Alyx Jones, stands outside the main entrance. You can view a large collection of additional art in public areas on all three levels of the building

Beringia Centre: Appreciate large murals by Halin de Repentigny, “Crow Makes the World” by Keith Wolfe Smarch, 

Yukon College: displays a large public art collection with works by many well-known Yukon artists. The Hilltop Bistro, a fine dining training facility, showcases a new artist each semester.

Visitor Information Centre: Works by Yukon artists are on display both inside and outside of the building.

Useful links:

https://www.yukon-news.com/news/calling-all-artists-whitehorse-prepares-to-spend-400000-on-public-art/

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/whitehorse-public-art-policy-review-vote-1.3713527?fbclid=IwAR02MFcwMwQZ01Li8xJuNScr5Bb1K0DgGrsQlc8WfYd6gp0GzZBRQthr9Ao

 

https://www.whitehorsestar.com/News/city-poised-to-make-major-request-for-art-1?fbclid=IwAR2dyF34V5EPLnj-muqKop9nSN-oK-cIO6t8OI9a4iZBHGLpdRhWSGUA7so

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