Attention young creatives: Art exhibitions, talent shows, Student Art Awards and the first-ever Chili Thom Scholarship!

Attention young creatives: Art exhibitions, talent shows, Student Art Awards and the first-ever Chili Thom Scholarship!

The snow will soon begin melting and the hope for warmer weather is creeping up. Just like the winter, the school season is in its final few months.  For students in elementary and secondary school in the Sea to Sky, it’s time to get busy:

There are so many opportunities for students to get involved.
We’ve got them covered from art exhibitions and talent shows to the Student Art Awards and the first-ever Chili Thom Scholarship!

Show up to support the next generation of young creatives and let the youth in your life know about their many opportunities this spring:


This show features students’ Major Personal Project.

For over a decade, senior Visual Arts students from Whistler Secondary School have shown their artwork at The Gallery at the Maury Young Arts Centre. With a wide variety of skill levels, subject matter and styles, for some, this is their first major piece and first public show, while others participated in last year’s exhibition.

EXHIBIT: March 6-25, Open daily, free | Maury Young Arts Centre

Find out more about the exhibit and art opening 


A collective performance of youth sharing their creative voices.

Do you sing? Dance? Act? Create short films? Write poetry? Whatever it may be, we want you to be part of something fun. Share your talent, the stage is yours!

We want you to have a chance to share your creativity. Each performer gets 5 minutes to perform at the showcase in a super supportive and fun environment.

WORKSHOPS: Monday, April 15 | 30-minute sessions between 4-9pm
& Tuesday, April 16 | 30-minute sessions between 6-9pm | Ages 13-18 | FREE
DRESS REHEARSAL: Monday, April 22 | 6-9pm | Maury Young Arts Centre | Ages 13-18 | FREE
TALENT SHOW: Monday, April 29 | Maury Young Arts Centre | All-ages | Doors: 7pm / Show: 7:30pm | FREE

Find out more & sign up to participate

Photo : Sara Spectrum


Are you a creative student in Whistler, Pemberton, or Mt. Currie? Here is your chance to be recognized.

Since 1987, Arts Whistler has been recognizing artistic achievement in the visual, literary, performing and media arts as demonstrated by graduating students from elementary and secondary schools in Whistler, Pemberton, and Mt. Currie.

Currently accepting applications from Grade 7 and Grade 12 students

Deadline for submissions: 4:00pm on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

Photo: Joern Rohde


Available to graduating students from a public secondary school in the Sea to Sky Corridor, or applicants residing in the Sea to Sky Corridor (ie. Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton or Mt. Currie) for a minimum of 1 year at the time of application.

NOTE: Preference is given to graduating students. Applicants are NOT required to be enrolling in post-secondary education.

Amount: $500

Applicants must submit a letter answering two questions, a sample of work, and a letter from a mentor or art fan. For complete details on the application process, review the application guide. Chili Thom Scholarship Guide

Applications are due April 15, 2019.

Find out more and apply for the Chili Thom Scholarship 

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