The Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Festival strives to bring an inclusive, innovative, and community-minded focus to a multi-day celebration of visual printmaking, literature, publishing, and heritage, including the creation of contemporary works through historical processes. Featured guests range from emerging to established printmakers, publishers and writers, all embracing a spirit of independent creativity while remaining open to collaborative processes.
The Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Festival’s 6th Edition (June 7-11, 2017) presents three nights of music and two nights of literary readings. A series of artist/author talks, screenprinting jams and printmaking demonstrations richly fill the days between.
Workshops and daytime Festival events take place in the rarely-accessed home of the Dawson Daily News, one of Dawson City’s early newspapers (printed from 1899 to 1954). Workshops, demonstrations and readings breathe new life into the formerly active space in our community. Since the first year of this project, an 1890s Chandler & Price letterpress, formerly used at the Whitehorse Star, has been completely restored for use. Other original artifacts are on display thanks to Parks Canada.
Evening Festival events are in the historic ballroom at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC).