Anonymous Art Show 2024


Anonymous Art Show 2024

Arts Whistler’s most adrenaline-fueled gallery event is back! The Anonymous Art Show Buying Night returns on April 5, 2024. Save the date and get your tickets early to Arts Whistler’s annual fundraiser. Each participating artist’s identity – established creative or an up-and-coming talent – is kept secret until you select your art.

Whether you’re seeking a creation from a highly sought-after artist or searching for the perfect piece to fill a void on your walls, the Anonymous Art Show is an exciting opportunity to buy impressive original artworks.

The Anonymous Art Show is Arts Whistler’s annual signature fundraiser, bringing high-energy excitement to art-buying at a gala evening that raises funds for community art programs. These programs help foster Whistler’s arts and culture scene by supporting the artists we love to love and providing opportunities for the community to explore their creative potential. 

The evening includes more than just art-choosing madness! Buying Night features live music, delicious appetizers, a pop-up bar, and a few surprises thrown in along the way. Whether you rock up in cowboy boots or heels, we want you to dress to express. 

Entry tickets for buying night are $30 – the cost of your art-choosing spot or how many you buy is up to you!


  • Buying Night tickets on sale: March 5, 2024 at 9am.
  • Exhibit open for public viewing: March 26 – April 27, 2024

  • Sneak Peek (artists’ reception): March 27, 2024 | 6-9pm | Free | All Ages | Maury Young Arts Centre
  • Buying Night: April 5, 2024 | 7-11pm | Ticketed | 19+ | Maury Young Arts Centre


The Anonymous Art Show Buying Night is the first opportunity to well… buy any of the Anonymous artwork! At Buying Night, there is no pre-set price for each 8×8 inch work. Yet, by the end of the evening, some work will sell for $50 and others $500.

That’s because you don’t buy a particular piece of art; you buy an “art choosing spot” in an art tier. One spot is equal to one piece of art. The tier you purchase into determines the order in which you get to choose your art. This means the lower the art buying tier price you choose, the longer into the night you have to wait to select the art you want, and the greater the risk that someone else could take your favourite piece! Luckily, we live in such a creative and talented community that all the artwork is fabulous.

Combine this competitive art buying with drinks and appies, live music and a few surprises thrown in along the way, and you have one cracking night out. Oh, wait, did we tell you that the money raised from the evening goes towards enriching our community art programs?! Pretty cool event, right?

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To our Anonymous Art Show participating artists, sponsors, community supporters and year-round funders - thank you for believing in the arts and for helping us bring our creative community together!

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