The Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency is a creative journey through Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, Alaska, and Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site, British Columbia. Each artist hikes the trail over a two week period, allowing time to work and savour the experience. The artists offer workshops at campgrounds and interact with hikers in creative ways. Watch for post-hike Artist Talks in Skagway and Whitehorse as well!

Now accepting applications for the 2019 Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency.


Parks Canada partners with the Yukon Arts Centre, U.S. National Park Service, and the Skagway Arts Council to facilitate this unique program.


Get to know the three visual artists selected for the 2018 Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program. 

Josh Winkler
Josh Winkler from Mankato, Minnesota, works primarily with traditional and contemporary print media. Since receiving his MFA from the University of Minnesota in 2010, he has been creating works on paper, running a small gallery, building a stone cabin, and exhibiting work nationally and internationally. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Printmaking at Minnesota State University – Mankato, Minnesota.
Kristin Link

Kristin Link from Glennallen, Alaska, has been working as an artist in Alaska since she received a graduate certificate in Science Illustration from California State University Monterey Bay in 2010. Her ambition is to create images that explain and inspire people about their natural surroundings. Her work may be found on interpretive signs, in books about national parks, and in museums. She has exhibited her illustrations and field sketches at the Alaska State Museum and received grants from the Rasmuson Foundation and the Alaska State Council on the Arts. She calls the wilderness of the Wrangell-St. Elias her home.


Hilary Lorenz
Credit: Da Ping Luo

Hilary Lorenz from Brooklyn, New York, focuses on visually translating the visceral experience of urban and rural landscapes into linoleum block prints, drawings, and room- size installations. Her solo exhibitions include Birding, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY (2016), Lean-to-Me, Lake George Courthouse Gallery, NY (2015), Nomadic Geography, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY (2014); Lorenz was an artist-in-residence at LMCC Governors Island, NY, (2016), National Seashore C-Scape Residency, Cape Cod, MA (2008, 2016); Outpost Studio, KS, (2014) and ARTSTasmania, Tasmania, Australia (2008); She is an NEA and Fulbright Fellow. Lorenz received an MFA from the University of Iowa.


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