SKAGWAY — Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is now recruiting artist submissions for the 2014 Chilkoot Trail Artist in Residency program, according to a release from this week from Parks Canada.
Three visual artists — one from Canada, one from the United States and one regional (Yukon 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 release stated. If selected, 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 and in Whitehorse, YT, as well as at campsites along the Chilkoot Trail. Organizers hope these presentations will help visitors appreciate the legacy of the Chilkoot Trail, a place once trod by Tlingit First Nation traders and Klondike stampeders.
Program information is posted on the Yukon Arts Center website and applications will be accepted until Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.
According to the release, the 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.
For more information or to apply, visit http://www.yukonartscentre.com, or contact Cynthia Von Halle at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway, 907-982-9206.