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Occurs on Friday August 12 2016

All Day Event


Da Ku Cultural Centre
280 Alaska Highway, Kilometer 1016
Haines Junction YT Y0B 1L0


Performance Notes


We need your individual ticket number, your name and a contact (phone or e-mail) to proceed your workshop registration! Please request this number at the time of purchase by sending an email to or by calling (867) 667-8574!

In celebration of the Junction Artist in Residence program, August 12-14 will see the village of Haines Junction transform into a buzzing hub for all ages. Held at the Daku Cultural Centre, both outside and in, this festival will bring together artists from across the Yukon Territory to showcase Yukon’s contributions to the world of fashion. Featuring in-depth workshops, hands-on experiences, engaging activities for kids, a bustling craft market, interpretive walks, and more, the Haines Junction Craft Workshop Weekend will display the talents of many and will inspire the creative minds of all those who take part.


Throughout the weekend, artists from across the territory will be offering in-depth workshops in their field. These varied workshops will both serve to introduce newcomers to the creation of unique fashion pieces, as well as to encourage the introduction of new mediums and boundary pushing for those already acquainted with certain fashion techniques. Our instructors have come to us from across the Territory with extensive backgrounds in both creating their own art, and instructing others. From Pattern Drafting and Origami to Creating your own Fabric to Porcupine Quill Work (and everything in between), each workshop challenges its students to discover new forms while also encouraging participants to embrace elements of the North in their unique fashion pieces. To see a complete schedule of workshops, please visit

Kids Activities:

With youth workshops ranging from First Nations Dancing to Children’s Costume Design, there is sure to be something fun happening for the young (or young at heart). Throughout all three days, there will be multiple workshops taking place that are designed just for kids! Our instructors all have an extensive background working with youth in the arts and are excited to share their skills and enthusiasm with a new generation. Introduce your children to a new skill and passion over the course of a wonderful day under the Northern sun.

Craft Market:

All weekend long, artists will be displaying their impeccable wares for all to see (and buy). Be sure to come by and check out some of the amazing pieces that artists have been creating right here in the Yukon! The craft market is also a wonderful opportunity to chat with participating artists and workshop instructors. Come be a part of our community, and see what we have to offer.

Craft Market Hours of Operation: Friday, August 12: 12:00 – 6:00pm Saturday, August 13: 9:00am – 7:00pm Sunday, August 14: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Interpretive Walks and Side Program:

Stop by the festival and experience a number of great things happening for those with a few minutes, or a few days, to spare. The Haines Junction Craft Workshop Weekend will be host to street art and music for all to enjoy, cozy evening campfires, and even a 3D costume photo booth! There will also be regular Nature Interpretive Walks through the surrounding area. Hear from others about how this very area translates into the inspiration for local artists. Walk leaders will also be discussing the land and its traditional use – such as the foraging of medicinal plants and traditional uses of several natural features.

Staying In Haines Junction :

Welcome to our community! In Haines Junction you will find the beauty of Kluane National Park at your doorstep, but we have even more to offer. Stop by the Village Bakery for a scrumptious breakfast and a little town gossip to start off your day. With the Market Fair open at the festival, you will find lots of great local art, however don’t forget to check out some of our local studios and the well-loved Acacia Vintage. With activities like glacier flights, biking, spectacular hiking and fishing, we welcome you to explore our surroundings like a local. The village also hosts a variety of restaurants and lodging options.

Ticket prices There are 3 great ways to enjoy the Haines Junction Craft Workshop Weekend!

Entry into the festival and Craft Market $5 Enjoy the atmosphere surrounding the Haines Junction market. Take in some music, local food, and creative energy while browsing the festival grounds and the much anticipate Craft Market. Workshop Admission $5 – $75

Register for your space in one of our informative and hands-on workshops. These workshops range vastly in time and medium. Check out on the single presenters pages and the Weekend Schedule to choose your favourites. To register you need to buy a ticket beforehand using the individual ticket number. Single Workshop bookings/ tickets are available through direct purchase at JAR ( and e-transfer payment only! We greatly recommend to choose for the All-Inclusive Weekend-Pass and register for several workshops through-out the weekend.

All-Inclusive Weekend Pass


A great deal for those interested in participating in several workshops and spending the weekend in Haines Junction. Our All-Inclusive Festival Pass will allow the participant to enjoy the festival from Friday to Sunday and will ensure free access into any of our offered workshops.

Get your ticket? Buy it at one of our sales partners: -The Little Green Apple, Haines Junction -Arts Underground, Main Street, Whitehorse -Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse -Purchase it online through (You pick-up your ticket at Yukon Arts Centre) -Order it through with an e-transfer (You get a scan of your individual ticket to sign-up for workshops. The hard copy waits for you at the festival door)

Sign-up for Workshops? As soon as you get your ticket you can/must register for workshops of your choice following this link to our online form:

We need your individual ticket number, your name and a contact (phone or e-mail) to proceed your workshop registration! Please request this number at the time of purchase!