As the 6th Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Festival got fully underway, the historical Dawson Daily News Building offered up an Open Studio for the public. As official owners and stewards of the building, Parks Canada interpreters were on hand to relate the building’s history, and show off some of its artifacts.
Meanwhile, the printmakers and artists participating in the Festival were also present to explain their work and outline the projects they’ll be working on throughout the weekend. In the gallery space, visitors could take in Wellspring, a portfolio of prints celebrating (and defending) water, created by the Justseeds Cooperative.
As co-sponsors of the event, the Dawson City Community Library also joined the festivities, with its first-ever Pop-Up Library. Visitors could see a diverse microsampling of the Library’s collection, and even obtain a library card or check out one of the books or DVDs.
Works by the authors, artists, and musicians participating in the Festival were also on sale, providing Open Studio visitors an opportunity to land a signed piece this weekend.