Art has the power to do wonders for our mood and well-being. It’s not just about feeling happy or relaxed; studies have proven that art can have a positive impact on our perception and connection to the world. And for those in the hospitality industry, the benefits of showcasing artwork are two-fold.
For decades, lodging providers have recognized the value of art in creating a memorable guest experience. From highlighting local artists to displaying museum-quality prints or installation, art has become a fundamental staple of today’s lodging experience. Interior designers have long insisted on the value of displaying artwork as a strong cultural connector, and guests appreciate the effort.
But it’s not just about the aesthetics. Supporting local artists is our way to celebrate our northern identity. We have a unique opportunity to bond with artists and showcase their work in our properties.
Neighbourly North’s furnishing standards solidify the importance of working with local artists and incorporating their work into our experience. Within our collection, you can enjoy some beautiful pieces curated locally by our property owners.
Meet Den Designs, the first featured artist in properties.
Den Designs turns wood into art on the traditional territory of the Carcross Tagish First Nation in the Yukon.
Artist Erin Holm started Den Designs in 2016 following the loss of her father, Dennis. She named the company after him and honours his memory by donating 10% of every sale to the western Canadian cancer patient lodges, housing those going through cancer treatment.
Erin uses not only her own photography for her prints but also offers up custom orders on her website. You can find Den Designs art at retailers across western Canada, including in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Our guests and property owners get 10% off Den Designs online orders.
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