The 24th Great Northern Arts Festival opens on July 13th, 2012. From their website: "Since 1989, up to 80 visual artists and 40 performers from across the North gather each summer in Inuvik to celebrate the diversity that is Canada's North. They are Inuit, Inuvialuit, Gwich'in, Dene, Metis and many of Canada's additional First Nations, as well as non-Aboriginal artists and artisans; they come from as far away as Pangnirtung on Baffin Island, Gjoa Haven in the Arctic Archipelago, Fort Smith on the NWT/Alberta border, and from the Yukon Territory. They come to show their work, meet other artists, see different styles of work and learn new techniques.
"The First Great Northern Arts Festival was held in July, 1989. It is an annual event occuring in mid-July and lasts for approximately 10 days. At inception, the festival hosted 35 artists from the Northwest Territories. In the 13th year, the Festival hosted 92 artists from across the Canadian North, as well as 14 musicians and performers, from as far away as Alaska, the Orkney Islands of Scotland, and the Yucatan in Mexico."
Come join us!