Great Northern Arts Festival

Today my friend Katie and I went to walk around the Great Northern Arts Festival. Every summer performers, painters, carvers, jewelry makers and many other artists come to inuvik to showcase their talents. There’s a large gallery room where the finished pieces are on display. This stuff was really impressive! Boots, hats, carvings, jackets, paintings, jewelry, knives, everything! I looked like a total tourist walking through taking pictures of everything haha

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Ice King on call heading to the festival

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Purse + slippers

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Boots boots boots

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Snazzy jacket

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more boots & slippers

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pretty

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Beautiful paintings

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dolls

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an “orb” made out of a hog gut

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Massive whale  bone carving

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another awesome carving

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jewelry

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freaky, expensive little man

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the most awesome things I saw, if I had $300 I would’ve bought one right there

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moose!

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more cool paintings

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basket weaving

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nesting bowls

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another awesome painting i wish I could’ve bought

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polar bear made out of rabbit fur (so soft!!)

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freaky little owl things (I think they were made out of seal)

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the carving village

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watching some carvings

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more carving really cool to watch.

 

It was a fun day at the festival, I have yet to check out any of the performances at night but I’ll definitely do that in the next few days. Here’s the link to the Great Northern Arts Festival’s website if you want to read any more about it. It’s a pretty cool gathering of people & cultures.

http://www.gnaf.org

That’s all for now!!

Hugs & Kisses (on call!)

xoxo

Laura!

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