Bus Wrap Project InfoThe artwork you see wrapped on the exterior of City Bus #47 celebrates to power, pride and talent of Kwanlin Dün First Nation (KDFN) and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council (TKC) visual and performing artists, and the thunderous resurgence of the arts in this Territory. Chosen with the assistance of an Elder committee, the artists you see represent the value and importance of the arts in our community, and in our daily lives.
About the DesignLocal graphic designer Mark Rutledge designed this beautiful bus wrap with Indigenous-owned company, Animikii. The design represents moving forward together, water, landscape, light, the spirit of creativity, and of course, the artwork itself!
Learn more about the artists featured on the bus.
About the ProjectThe “Bus Wrap Project” is a partnership between the Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association (YFNCT), KDFN, TKC and the City of Whitehorse (CoW) and aims to create awareness and appreciation for the vibrant arts and culture of Yukon First Nations.
The Elders committee was vital to this project, and we would like to thank everyone who was involved in the selection of artists!
Ta’an Kwäch’än Council:
- Bill Bruton
- Barb Hare
- Jackie Bazett
- Julia Broeren
Kwanlin Dün First Nation
- Ann Smith
- Bernice Empy
- Barb Fred
- Norma Smarch
- Judith Kuster
- Judy Gingell
Over the course of a week, the hard working team at Inkzpirations worked on wrapping the bus. Watch the time-lapse video.
We would also like to thank our northern funders, CANNOR, and acknowledge all of our community partners: Animikii, Mark Rutledge, Sidhu Trucking, Inkzpirations, and of course, all 3 partners, CoW, TKC and KDFN.