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Riverfront Town Square: Community Art-Making Event

Jul 01, 2024 10:00 AM

The Riverfront Town Square is pedestrian-oriented and located in the heart of downtown Whitehorse. Starting on July 1 to September 1, 2024, every Tuesday and Saturday, the riverfront and wharf will transform into a vibrant hub for people to eat, drink, socialize and shop. This area will be programmed for a market, concerts and artist workshops to activate the waterfront and draw people towards the Downtown core.

The unique combination of pop-up vendors, food trucks, live music and artist workshops will make it an exciting destination for both locals and visitors alike. More importantly, this project intends to not only support local small businesses and food vendors, but also increase foot traffic to the riverfront to boost business in the surrounding areas.

The community art-making event takes place at the end of Adäka Cultural Festival and acts as a prelude to the launch of the Riverfront Town Square. Dedicated to family programming, the First Nations community will invite youth and the public to paint shapes such as salmon from the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre to the wharf, where the community will then gather to unveil the artwork and inaugurate the Town Square. By involving the community to participate in enhancing the First Nations presence along the riverfront, the general public can learn about First Nations artists, the history of First Nations displacement along the Yukon River and the importance of the meaning behind the project.
Find all the info at: whitehorse.ca/riverfront




July 1
10:00 am
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