COVID-19 UPDATE BULLETIN
Updated: June 25, 2020 – Closed until further notice.
ARTS WHISTLER IS OPEN EVEN IF THE ARTS CENTRE ISN’T!
TEMPORARY VENUE CLOSURE
Following Provincial health recommendations, the Maury Young Arts Centre will be closed until further notice. We will update this status based on recommendations from health authorities. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Stay well!
BUT WE’RE STILL MAKING ART HAPPEN.
PROGRAMMING UPDATE FROM ARTS WHISTLER
Whistler Children’s Festival
The festival is happening online this summer!
Featuring arts and crafts, storytellers, dance parties, sing-alongs, face painting, magic, balloon animals, silly science and internationally acclaimed children’s performers. It’s a chance to free your imagination and explore creativity!
FREE | Everyone welcome!
On now – July 12, 2020
Watch the whole thing and dive into the magic of the festival or pick and choose individual crafts to make or performances to watch.
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.
New format for Anonymous Art Show 2020
The Anonymous Show has been moved to September 11, 2020.
Arts Whistler is changing up the format to comply with current COVID-19 health regulations. There will be some in-person viewings and the buying night will happen online this year.
Whether you’re in search of a piece from a highly sought-after artist or looking for the perfect piece to fill a void on your walls, the Anonymous Art Show is an exciting opportunity to buy impressive original art produced by the Sea to Sky creative community. Adding to the mystery, each participating artist’s identity ‒ whether established or an up-and-coming talent ‒ is kept secret until after purchase.
This is an annual fundraiser for Arts Whistler. This year’s funds will support our community arts programs and the purchase of new theatre equipment. Don’t miss it!
Information for ticket holders:
Refunds are being processed for anyone who purchased a ticket to the Gala Buying Night. If you have purchased art buying spots for the Anonymous Art Show hold onto your tickets. They will remain valid for September 11 Buying Night.
Art on the Lake
COVID-19 conditions have also resulted in the cancellation of our annual Art on the Lake arts workshops, held at the scenic Alta Lake Station House. We encourage art lesson enthusiasts to visit our online portal for digital workshops and other creative inspiration.
VENUE RENTAL CANCELLATIONS/POSTPONEMENTS
Arts Whistler is working with third-party event providers to cancel bookings where necessary and postpone event reservations where possible. We are actively contacting venue clients with scheduled bookings to discuss options and next steps.
Thank you for your understanding and your ongoing support of Arts Whistler.