August 16-19 we’re at the Riverside Arts Festival

We’re off to the 12th Annual Riverside Arts Festival for the Discovery Days weekend this Thursday to Monday.  I’m super excited to meet and hopefully collaborate with other artists and for the You Bring It, We Yarn Bomb It workshop.  We’ve had quite a few suggestions for yarn bombing so far, the statue of the miner, the town clock (which we yarn bombed before, check out these photos), the bench on the dome, the cache outside of the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre (with permission from the Centre Director and creators- thanks Glenda and Victory Henry), and even a caribou skull.  We’d love to hear your suggestions to yarn bomb Dawson. All yarn bombs will be temporary and we always ensure that our yarn bombs won’t harm the objects and we treat them with respect.  We’ve done a lot of research working with conservation staff on to how to safely yarn bomb, check this post and that post for all the info.  Below are some images from previous yarn bombs in Dawson.

Hope to see you there!

What we’re up to

SATURDAY, 1:00 – 4:00 Yarn Bomb Yukon Collective at the interactive tent
Knitting , crochet and yarn bombing
Lessons in knitting, crochet, and yarn bombing will be offered for participants to learn or build upon their fibre skills, gain an appreciation for the fibre arts and learn about and participate in the international craft movement of yarn bombing. Open to all ages, all supplies are free. This is a drop-in workshop. Pre-registration is not required.

SUNDAY, 11:00 – 3:00You bring it , we yarn bomb it
Do you have a small object you would like to yarn bomb? A large object? A cabin or car? Now is your chance. This is an open call to community members who wish to participate in this inclusive, fun, and temporary art form. If your project is ambitious, please let the Yukon Yarn bombers know ahead of time. Free

General info of the festival

Check out this year’s program: 2012 program.pdf.

The festival opens with the ODD Gallery’s The Natural & The Manufactured artist talks and exhibition opening with B.J. Vogt and Andrew O’Connor. After that, hit the town for the Gallery Hop until 11pm, when Bar El Cabrito (Billy Goat Pub) opens their doors to a cozy Buenos Aires style café.

From Friday to Sunday you can experience interactive art projects, installations, live music, workshops for adults and kids, the ever-popular Art Fair, and tons of special events

And there’s more! Check out two film nights at the Oddfellows’ Ballroom, the installations walk, artist talks, and the Grand Ole Soapbox evening of lectures and music at the Palace Grand. Finally, the first Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Symposium, co-presented with the Dawson City Community Library and Parks Canada, will take place in the historic former home of Dawson’s original newspaper.

Town clock

Sign to the famous Palace Grande

Yarn Bombed Bench