The Chili Thom Experience

The Chili Thom Experience

Welcome to Arts Whistler presents The Chili Thom Experience – a celebration of Chili, his life, and his art, for the community that loved him and the visitors about to discover him.

For three weeks in June, the magic and spirit of Chili Thom will be celebrated throughout Whistler with exhibitions, eccentric evenings, performances, and a showcase of Chili-inspired young artists’ work. This resort-wide celebration June 2 to 26, will honour one of the most significant artists to work, live, and contribute to the Sea to Sky community.

We’re celebrating his passion for collaboration by inviting the entire community to participate in The Chili Thom Experience.

Donate to The Chili Thom Experience

All benefits raised will go to helping build an endowment fund for young Sea to Sky artists and raise funds to host the June 2-26 free exhibitions celebrating the magical tapestry of Chili Thom’s tenure on earth. Please consider making a charitable donation today.

#MeAndMyChili

Everyone is invited to share in Chili’s art and legacy on social media. Take a picture with Chili’s art —whether it’s a print, a mural, or a cell phone case, and use #MeAndMyChili on your social channels. Find yourself in a “Chili-esque” environment? Use the hashtag as all of these images will be collected to appear as a slideshow at receptions and other events honouring Chili.

Check out photos from The Chili Thom Opening Reception!

Exhibits – June 2-26:

His Eclectic Soul | Maury Young Arts Centre | Free
From the eclectic to the unique to the downright bizarre.
His Masterpieces | Audain Art Museum | Free
The best of Chili’s works and his progression as an artist.
Inspired by Chili Thom | Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre
A display of Whistler High School students’ artwork inspired by Chili Thom.
Little Chilis / Les mini-Chili | Whistler Public Library | Free
A showcase of Myrtle Phillip Elementary School and l’École La Passerelle students’ Chili-inspired talents.
Collecting Chili Thom | Whistler Museum | By donation
From the everyday to the epic – share 40 years of Chili Thom’s story and legacy.

 

The Chili Thom Experience Events:

Even more events listed below from our partners and sponsors…

Jun 2 – Jun 26 all-day
12:00 am
Chili Thom Prints for Sale at Maury Young Arts Centre June 2 – 26 Looking to get your hands on a Chili Thom print? They’re selling fast and furious and are only available at the Maury Young Arts Centre throughout … Read More
Maury Young Arts Centre
Jun 2 – Jun 26 all-day
12:00 am
June 2-26 | Whistler Museum   Whether you are a tourist or call this town home, a visit to the Whistler Museum is a mandatory and moving part of your tenure, any month of the year. In June, Chili Thom … Read More
Whistler Museum
Jun 2 – Jun 26 all-day
12:00 am
June 2 – 26 | Sushi Village Feeling Chili? Warm up with some hot sake and a spark of inspiration.   Chili Thom fans are invited to come into Sushi Village, pick up an empty dumbo bottle, bring it home, … Read More
Sushi Village
Jun 2 – Jun 26 all-day
12:00 am
June 2-26 | The Arts Centre   Maury Young Arts Centre is the hub of The Chili Thom Experience. The home of Arts Whistler, the Arts Centre is also a gallery where Chili’s footsteps often tread. It’s where the B-Grade … Read More
The Gallery at the Arts Centre
Jun 2 – Jun 26 all-day
12:00 am
June 2-26 | Audain Art Museum   From dreamy landscapes to mind-bending nature perspectives, this exhibition will feature the best of Chili’s works showing his progression as an artist. Chili was part of the process in selecting which works to … Read More
Audain Art Museum
Jun 2 – Jun 26 all-day
12:00 am
June 2 – 26 | Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre   The Squamish and Lil’wat Nations built their Cultural Centre to house and showcase thier art, history, and culture. The SLCC vision is to share cultural knowledge to inspire understanding and … Read More
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
Jun 2 – Jun 26 all-day
12:00 am
June 2-26 | Whistler Public Library   Hey silly billy, let’s paint a little Chili! A Myrtle Philip Elementary Student Art Show. Chili through the eyes of a child.   Young students are looking at Chili Thom’s body of work … Read More
Whistler Public Library

 

Thank you to the generous supporters and partners of this event:

  

              

     

         

   

 

Media

Read Chili Thom press releases
for media inquiries please contact: Jillian van der Geest, Communications Specialist at Arts Whistler. jvandergeest@artswhistler.com 604.935.8236

 


#MeAndMyChili

The Chili Thom Experience