Yukon Prize Gala Tickets 2023 on sale now

Tickets for the 2023 Yukon Prize Gala are now on sale at yukontickets.com!

The Yukon Prize Gala is the culmination of a weekend-long celebration of the Yukon creative community from September 14-16 in Whitehorse.  Most events are free and open to the public, except for the Saturday night Gala which is a ticketed event.  Gala ticket holders will enjoy canapés provided by 6 Yukon caterers inspired by the 6 Yukon Prize finalists, refreshments, entertainment by Yukon performers and the announcement of the 2023 Yukon Prize recipient. 

Visit our website yukonprize.ca and follow us on Instagram @yukonprize to stay updated on the Yukon Prize Celebration Weekend. Gala tickets are limited – purchase yours today at yukontickets.com to join in on the festivities. 

yukon prize in the news

  • Home is where the art is for Dawson City artist nominated for $20,000 art prize, Yukon News
  • Dawson City sound and video artist up for $20,000 Yukon Prize for Visual Arts, Yukon News
  • Six finalists chosen for visual arts prize, Whitehorse Star

Upcoming Yukon Prize events

  • September 14-16, 2023
    Join us in Whitehorse to for the Yukon Prize Celebration Weekend to honour the accomplishments of Yukon artists and participate in a weekend of programming tailored to Yukon artists and art lovers.  Art crawl, art talks, gallery tours, Gala awards event and more!  If you are coming from out of town you should book your hotel now, as hotel rooms in Whitehorse are limited.
  • Thursday September 14, 2023 5-7 pm
    Exhibition of Yukon Prize Finalists’ work opens at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse, YT. Opening reception with refreshments from 5 – 7 pm
  • Friday September 15, 2023, 4-8pm
    Air North Art Crawl throughout downtown Whitehorse
  • Saturday September 16, 2023, 10 am-4 pm
    Panel discussions, free lunch, artist led tours of the Finalists’ show, workshops and a chance to mingle and meet fellow artists and art appreciators
  • Saturday September 16, 2023, 6-9pm
    Yukon Prize Gala at the Yukon Arts Centre – buy your tickets at yukontickets.com
  • November, 2023
    Exhibition closes at Yukon Arts Centre, Casino Mining Viewers’ Choice award is announced.

Alumni News

Adäka Hide Camp, 2023
Krystle Silverfox, Shakaat AIR, 2023
Jackie Olson, Dire

2023 longlist alumna Robyn McLeod participated in the Adäka Cultural Festival (June 29th – July 5th) in Whitehorse. Robyn spent time at Adäka’s hide camp along the Yukon River, learning about traditional quill looming and exhibited her work in the Adäka Gallery. 

Photo by Montana Prysnuk

2021 Yukon Prize finalist Krystle Silverfox is the current Shakaat Artist in Residence at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. Follow along as Krystle shares what she’s been creating on her Instagram

Photo c/o Krystle Silverfox’s instagram

Jackie Olson, 2023 longlisted artist, recently launched a website dedicated to the exhibition Dire which brings attention to the massive decline of salmon populations in the Yukon.

Exhibited artists include: Jackie Olson, Darcy Tara McDiarmid, Kaylyn Baker (2023 Yukon Prize finalist), Faye Chamberlain, Elaine D. Alexie and Shirley Adamson. Curated by Jackie Olson.

Image c/o Dire website

Please support the Yukon Prize

To make a charitable donation online to support Yukon art and artists through the Yukon Prize, please donate through our partner, the Yukon Arts Foundation, via Canada Helps.

Where you see the heading: “Apply your donation to a specific fund set up by this charity” select “Yukon Prize for Visual Arts” from the drop down menu.

You will receive a charitable donation receipt immediately by email from Canada Helps, identifying your support for the Yukon Prize for Visual Arts.