First Friday is an initiative launched by Yukon Artists at Work and another Whitehorse gallery, Arts Underground. Members of the public are encouraged to take a self-directed art crawl between the two galleries on the first Friday of every month to enjoy art, snacks and refreshments. Other arts organizations, including the Northern Cultural Expressions Society, are expected to join in this initiative in the coming months.

This art crawl starts in April, and will feature the following events on Friday, April 5 from 5-7 pm.

At the YAAW solo gallery (little blue house on the corner of 4th Ave. and Wood St.) there’ll be an opening for Doug Rutherford’s exhibit “Winter in the Kluane Ranges”.

At Arts Underground, located in the basement of the Hougens Centre (305 Main Street), there’ll be an opening for the following shows:

“Treasured Textiles: Artistic Reuse of Gifted and Thrifted Fabrics” by Judy Tomlin.

“Recuerdos Maternos/Maternal Memories” by Phoebe Gonzales Rohrbacher.

There’ll also be a chance to see “Yukon Erotica” by the MacBride Museum, an exhibit that takes viewers on a trip back in time where brazen women toed the line by pushing out their chests and baring their ankles.