Yesterday at midnight we went live on all social media!
Potential artists, visitors, and sponsors, as well as local media, are already so excited about what we're doing.
Four artists are already officially registered, and about ten have said they will be signing up right away;
we've been contacted for sponsorships and donations for fundraisers already (holy WOW!);
local radio and news stations have reached out for interviews wanting to get to know our festival;
and people all across the Yukon are already buzzing with anticipation.
We're already feeling overwhelmed with the sheer amount of support that we've gotten within less than twenty-four hours of going public. Thanks everyone.
Here's a ditty from one of our newest instagram posts to get your hearts racing as fast as ours are:
North of 60 Tattoo Extravaganza is a not-for-profit organization.
We want people in the north to see and meet incredibly talented and down-to-earth tattooers from all over the world, and we want to show those artists our incredible home and community:
This festival will be unique in its size and intimacy, and artists, volunteers, and visitors will be able to interact with - and get to know - each other.
Artists will be convoyed from Whitehorse to Dawson and back with volunteers, so that they truly experience the Yukon through the eyes of a local.
SOVA students in Dawson City will curate the festival’s art shows.
Northern bands and performers will be featured throughout the weekend in historical locations all over town.
Caterers will use as-local-as-possible ingredients to give artists a taste that’s Yukon-to-table.
Local businesses will sponsor individual tattooing rooms, partnering art and trade.
Film and photographers from the Yukon will capture the entire adventure.
It’s gonna be one heck of a ride that you won’t want to miss.