This year was my second year attending the Arts Festival, and I could not resist buying some more art work for my walls, which I will show you in another post. I also made a gourd drum, which I will tell you about later this
week (see here)!
For today I will show you some pictures of the gallery and some of the art on display.
You can read more on the website www.gnaf.org, but this year, the Great Northern Arts Festival celebrated its 25 year anniversary (it started in 1989). The artists are Inuit, Inuvialuit, Gwich'in, Dene, Métis and many of Canada's other First Nations, as well as non-Aboriginal artists.
The festival lasts 10 days, and includes concerts, dance performances, the gallery where the art is on display, a carving area where you can watch carvers at work, a fashion show, and my favourite - workshops to teach participants how to make pieces of art. Last year I took a bead course with my Mum and a drawing class with my Dad. And this year I made a drum, as mentioned.
It’s definitely worth timing a visit to the North during the arts festival. And now I will let the pieces of art speak for themselves. Enjoy!