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Contact: Ben Hayes, 907-983-9206
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is now recruiting artist submissions for the 2016 Chilkoot Trail Artist in Residency program. Three visual artists –one from Canada, one from the United States and one from the region (Yukon Territory or Alaskan residents) will be selected to participate in a cross‐border creative journey within Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, Alaska and Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site, British Columbia.
The program information is posted at the Yukon Arts Center website and applications accepted until February 1, 2016. Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada and the National Park Service have partnered with the Alaska Geographic Association and the Skagway Arts Council to provide this unique program. Artists will spend two weeks on the Chilkoot Trail working with visitors and creating memorable art inspired by the natural beauty and historical features of the Park.
Presentations will be held in Skagway, AK and in Whitehorse, YT as well as at campsites along the Chilkoot Trail to help visitors appreciate the legacy of the Chilkoot Trail, once trod by Tlingit First Nation traders and Klondike stampeders. For more information or to apply, please visit yukonartscentre.com/programs/chilkoot, or contact Ben Hayes at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway, 907-982-9206.