DISCOVER THE CREATIVE SIDE OF THE SEA TO SKY:
IN SUPPORT OF BC’S EFFORT TO MITIGATE COVID-19, THE MUSEUM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Audain Art Museum – Permanent Collection
The Audain Art Museum’s Permanent Collection of nearly 200 works of art is a visual journey through the history of art from coastal British Columbia. Spanning from the 18th century to present day, the Collection contains one of the world’s finest collections of Northwest Coast First Nations masks; a large collection of works by Emily Carr, encompassing all periods of her artistic career; as well as art by important post-war modernists such as E.J. Hughes, Gordon Smith and Jack Shadbolt. In addition to these historical works, the Collection showcases art by internationally renowned, contemporary British Columbia artists including Jeff Wall, Dana Claxton, Marianne Nicolson, Rodney Graham and Stan Douglas, among others. We invite you to explore the Collection online in all its diversity.
Britannia Mine Museum – Permanent Collection
The site of the Britannia Mine Museum is itself an exhibit – between the historical machinery and heritage building, there is plenty to see and do. The museum’s permanent exhibits also offer further insight into the social history of local mining, as well as the mining history of BC. Find out more.
Hear and Now: Whistler’s Local Music Celebration ONLINE (2020/2021)
This virtual edition of your favourite Whistler music celebration presents 17 local favourites.
Hosted by some familiar faces from Whistler’s music scene, each episode features one band from the 2020/21 Hear & Now lineup showcasing their original songs and chatting about the band, their songs, inspiration and everything in between.
Even though the series is over, all episodes remain available on Arts Whistler’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.
Whistler Museum – Permanent Collection
Ongoing | Whistler Museum, Whistler
Learn about Whistler’s journey from wilderness to world-class resort. The Whistler Museum tells Whistler’s stories from fun-loving pioneers, to the creation of Whistler Blackcomb, to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and beyond.
It was the chance for a weekend get-a-way spot that spurred Florence Petersen and four friends to purchase a small cabin at Alta Lake in the mid-1950s. At the time, the valley contained a quaint summer fishing resort with only a handful of year-round residents. In the years following, the area would transform from its humble beginnings into the internationally renowned four-season resort we know today. With so much change taking place in the 1970s, early pioneer Myrtle Philip and Cypress Lodge owner Dick Fairhurst confessed to Florence a worry that the early days would soon be forgotten. Florence eased their fears by promising them that their stories would be remembered. True to her word, in 1986, after retiring from teaching, Florence started the Whistler Museum and Archives as a charitable non-profit society. Over thirty years later, Whistler has grown beyond the early trail-blazers’ wildest dreams and the Museum is proud to continue to collect, preserve, and tell the stories of mountain life and the people who live it.
ARTS WHISTLER LIVE!
An Evening with Charlie Demers & Ivan Decker
October 8, 2021 | Maury Young Arts Centre
7:30pm | Theatre Doors
8:00PM | SHOWTIME
Tickets: $20/advanced | $25/day of show
19+ | Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and government-issued ID will be required for entry to this event. No refunds will be given for failure to provide proof.
Two stars of Canadian comedy share the stage in a laugh ‘til you cry double-bill! Charlie Demers and Ivan Decker (both favourites from CBC’s “The Debaters”) join forces for a night of side splitting laughter! Decker’s sharp, smart and observational hilarity paired with the highly silly and highly cerebral Demers make for a comedy double bill not to be missed!
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
Charlie Demers: Charlie Demers is an author of five books and a stand-up comedian. His collection of essays, Vancouver Special, was shortlisted for the Hubert Evans BC Book Prize for Non-Fiction. He is also the author of The Prescription Errors, The Horrors: An A to Z of Funny Thoughts on Awful Things and The Dad Dialogues co-written with George Bowering. Charlie’s latest book, the novel Property Values, was published in April 2018.
Demers has performed for national television and radio audiences and at the Just for Laughs Festival, and is one of the most frequently returning stars of CBC Radio’s smash-hit comedy show The Debaters.
Ivan Decker: Ivan Decker, originally from Vancouver, now Los Angeles- based, is a writer, stand-up comedian and actor, known for his sharp, polished, and multi-layered observational comedy. A force on the scene as one of Canada’s top comedians, Ivan Decker has become a favorite among audiences and comedians alike.
He has performed stand-up comedy across North America and can be seen and heard as a part of the popular CBC radio program “The Debaters”. Most recently, Ivan was named a “Comic To Watch” by TBS at the New York Comedy Festival, and subsequently made his U.S. television debut on “Conan.”
His fun and silly approach to stand up often reveals the humour hiding in the everyday trials of today’s young adult with careful dissection, brilliant timing and intelligent observation.
Ivan’s most recent comedy album “I Wanted to be a Dinosaur” won the 2018 Juno Award for Comedy Album of the Year. It can be heard on all major streaming platforms and is available on iTunes.
Thank you to our year-round funders and sponsors for believing in the arts and for helping us bring our creative community together.
Let us share your events this Summer!
All of the content is generated by members of our community and the traffic to the online calendar continues to grow!
More and more people are discovering the creative side of our towns, including arts programming in their festivals, buying handmade gifts, and hanging local art on their walls. Now that’s a win!
Scroll down to see our list of questions and answers for more information about how to post, and more.
We look forward to seeing your events!
Posting is easy! Click the orange “Post Your Event” button, and fill in your info.
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers:
- How do I give you my events?
Easy! Follow this link, click the orange “Post Your Event” button, and fill out the online form.
- How much does it cost?
It’s FREE! Arts Whistler is a non-profit charity organization, we have a mandate to help support our local creatives and to help foster the arts in Whistler.
- Why should I participate?
We’ve taken a break from printing the Arts Scene guide due to scheduling uncertainties resulting from COVID-19 health restrictions and social gathering limitations. BUT we still want to share your events, whether they’re happening online or in smaller gatherings. Feel free to submit them as usual. We will add them to the online calendar and share them on social media as our limited resources allow.
- I’m not sure if you want my event?
We promote everything arts, culture, and heritage throughout the Sea to Sky – that’s from Bowen Island all the way up to Mt. Currie. If you have any events, workshops, gallery openings, festivals, live music, films, artist calls for entry, kids workshops… we’d love to hear about them!
Still not sure about your event? Shoot us an email, we’re happy to help.
- I still have questions…If you have any questions about what we do at Arts Whistler, questions about the online calendar, or how to get involved in the local creative scene – get in touch! email@example.com