Business AND Arts After Hours (BAAAH)

Thursday, November 9 from 5-7 pm at the Yukon Arts Centre

The Yukon Prize for Visual Arts, the Yukon Arts Foundation, the Yukon Arts Centre, the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce and Casino Mining are sponsoring the first ever Business AND Arts After Hours at the Yukon Arts Centre. Attendees can expect to:

  • View the 2023 Yukon Prize Finalists’ Exhibition, including artwork by the Yukon Prize for Visual Arts’ $20,000 recipient, Kaylyn Baker and the five finalists
  • Find out who visitors to the Finalists’ Exhibition have chosen for the $3,000 Yukon Prize Casino Mining Viewers’ Choice Award
  • Be the first to see the 2023 Yukon Prize Exhibition Catalogue
  • Learn about the Yukon Arts Foundation, the Yukon Prize for Visual Arts and the multi-million-dollar Yukon art industry
  • Enjoy fine hors d’oeuvres by local caterers Cedar & Sage; cash bar
  • Chat with other artists, art appreciators and people in the business community

This is a free event, but advance registration is required:

Yukon Prize Celebration Weekend panel discussions now available online

Videos of two panel discussions from the Yukon Prize Celebration Weekend can now be viewed online.

What I Look for in Contemporary Art: Yukon Prize Jurors Dr. Heather Igloliorte, Michelle Jacques and Sarah Milroy

2023 Yukon Prize Jurors, Dr. Heather Igloliorte, Michelle Jacques and Sarah Milroy talk about the process of jurying the 2023 Yukon Prize and what they saw in the applications from Yukon artists. They respond to questions and discuss what makes the Yukon such a great place to produce art.

The National Gallery of Canada and Beyond: Michelle Lavallee, National Gallery of Canada, Vuntut Gwitchin artist Jeneen Frei Njootli

Michelle Lavallee, Director of Indigenous Ways and Decolonization at the National Gallery of Canada and Vuntut Gwitchin artist Jeneen Frei Njootli in conversation with Yukon Prize for Visual Arts co-founder Julie Jai.

Yukon Prize Alumni News

2021 Yukon Prize recipient Joseph Tisiga, represented by Bradley Ertaskiran and 2021 Yukon Prize finalist Krystle Silverfox with Macaulay + Co Fine Art have artworks in Art Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building) from October 26-29th.

Tickets to this event can be purchased at

Omar Reyna | An Ocean Roaming Through the Forest

2023 Yukon Prize finalist Omar Reyna will be exhibiting in a solo show at Arts Underground in Whitehorse from November 3 – November 25.

Sho Sho Esquiro: Pushing Boundaries

Yukon Prize 2021 finalist Sho Sho Esquiro is the curator of Pushing Boundaries 2023: Our Home on Native Land at North Van Arts in Vancouver.

“Envisioned is a space of healing, learning, and honouring truths,” Esquiro says in her curatorial statement. “We as artists use our art form to capture the past, present, and future. We honour those ancestors whose strength and resilience guide us forward.

The exhibition is on display until November 4. Further details can be found at and at

Sho Sho Esquiro-Pushing Boundaries

Yukon Prize in the News

Put Yourself in the Picture

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.