COVID-19 UPDATE BULLETIN
Updated: October 22, 2020 – Fall updates.
THE MAURY YOUNG ARTS CENTRE IS OPEN!
The Maury Young Arts Centre is open Thursday to Sunday from 12-4pm. Visit artswhistler.com to confirm weekly hours.
PROGRAMMING UPDATE FROM ARTS WHISTLER
Anonymous Art Show 2020 – Thank you!
COVID-19 created a challenge for us – we had to transform our Anonymous Art Show Buying Night into an online experience that would be just as memorable (and nutty!) as the in-person night at the Arts Centre. We did just that as 318 people joined us for the live-streamed Buying Night on September 18 Buying Night. We had people join us from locations across Canada, the United States and even Europe. The event was filled with fraught decision-making, friendly banter and LOTS of laughter. The community support and positive response we have received has been incredible – thank you for sharing your experiences with us.
Hear & Now: Whistler’s Local Music Celebration ONLINE – Launching October 29
This online edition of your favourite Whistler music celebration presents 17 local favourites, released Thursdays at 7pm from October 29 onwards. Catch the episodes on Arts Whistler’s Facebook page and YouTube channel and get ready to dance around your living room.
Each episode will feature one band from the 2020 Hear & Now line-up showcasing their original songs and chatting about the band, their songs, inspiration and everything in between. Hosted by some familiar faces from Whistler’s music scene, check-out our line-up and make sure you don’t miss out on your favourites!
Think-It-Over Exhibit | October 29 – December 13
We have all responded to the events of 2020 differently and in many cases these events have changed the way we each look at, and respond to the world around us. We can ALL provide a visual representation and reflection on our own personal experience and that is what Think-It-Over is all about!
Think-It-Over showcases the talented artists of the Sea to Sky and the creations that the following six key words inspire:
Potential | Resilience | Justice | Intimacy | Humility | Learning
Using their preferred artistic methods and mediums, this group of local artists will reflect on the universal experience and what these six words mean to them personally.
Think-It-Over showcases the work of four feature artists (Kylie T Millar, Jessica Soparlo, Catherine Mitchell Roy and Ally van Gruen), with contributions from many other local creatives in the Sea to Sky corridor.
NEW! Tour de Pumpkins | October 30 | 6-8pm | FREE
Florence Petersen Park (entrance on Main St., behind Public Library)
Get in the Halloween spirit on October 30 at Tour De Pumpkins, a community collection of carved pumpkins on display throughout Florence Petersen Park.
It’s just three easy steps to extra Halloween fun: Carve. Display. Collect.
- Carve your pumpkin in time for October 30
- Bring and display your pumpkin at Tour De Pumpkins
- Collect your pumpkin at 8:00pm and display at home on Halloween (or leave with us for composting)
Two categories of participation: Families/Friends AND Businesses/Organizations.
Presented by Arts Whistler and the Resort Municipality of Whistler
Find out more: artswhistler.com/event/tour-de-pumpkins
Arts Whistler Gift Shop is open!
Nestled in the lobby of Maury Young Arts Centre, The Gift Shop showcases a selection of high quality, handcrafted artwork created by Sea to Sky artists and artisans. From pottery to glass, jewellery to metal work, fabric arts, paintings, prints and art cards, you’ll discover plenty of unique and local treasures.
Stop by Thursday to Sunday, from 12-4pm and find unique gifts for all occasions.
Arts Online – Local…and global arts!
At Arts Whistler, we love celebrating our local artists, musicians, and makers of all types. Many artists are now sharing their talents through incredible online entertainment, learning channels and artwork. The ingenuity is astounding!
While we’re all practicing physical distancing, there’s never been a better time to throw yourself into creative adventures and/or creative distractions. So we’re sharing all kinds of creative links, projects, performances and home-based arts activities to help keep your creativity in top shape.
Stay well and keep creating.