Hello Arts Scene contributors, event producers, artists, and community groups,
In our collective community efforts to minimize the spread and impact of the COVID-19 virus, the arts and events sector is following government and health authority directives, which essentially eliminates gatherings of 10 or more people.
Given that the impact has resulted in event cancellations and postponements with unconfirmed dates for all arts and event organizers, Arts Whistler has put a hold on printing the summer edition of Arts Scene until further notice.
With uncertain and changing dates, it would be a wasted effort to try to confirm events and listings at this time. As soon as the situation allows, we will relaunch our call for submissions and ensure that active event listings are online for the summer. If the situation resolves fairly quickly, then we will still print a summer Arts Scene for distribution.
Our website and calendar listings remain open, if you’re planning ahead please go ahead and post your events. Ensure that you’ve included your website and contact information so that people can contact you to confirm event details.
At this time, we have limited staff resources available to coordinate changing event details. Event listings will be approved weekly, so it may take a little longer than normal to see your published events appear in the calendar.
Thank you to all of the artists who have already submitted beautiful work for the cover! We will include your submissions for the next upcoming issue and will be in touch once we have confirmed dates.
Thanks for your understanding during this challenging and ever-changing time.
TEMPORARY VENUE CLOSURE
Following the March 16, 2020 recommendations of the Government of Canada, the Maury Young Arts Centre will be closed to the public until at least March 31, 2020. We will update this status based on further recommendations from authorities in regard to the COVID-19 virus. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Stay well!
Read the full update.
We’re gearing up for the 13th edition of Arts Scene
Arts and culture is booming in Whistler and the Sea to Sky!
From May 1 – August 31, 2020 there are so many creative festivals, events, holidays, and celebrations, and we want you to be a part of it!
All of the content is generated by members of our community and the amount of content in the printed magazine and traffic to the online calendar continue 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. Plus, it’s free to submit your events – now that’s a win!
Scroll down to see our list of questions and answers for more information about how to post, cover art, advertising opportunities, map locations, and more.
Posting is easy!
Click the orange “Post Your Event” button, and fill in your info – we look forward to seeing your events!
Make your mark on the cover!
We support local – always have, always will.
Previous versions of Arts Scene have all featured art created by a local artist on the cover.
Check out our Artist Conversations with past cover artists.
Arts Whistler Members living in the Sea to Sky can submit pieces for consideration for the upcoming edition.
The chosen artist will be given an honorarium, an Artist Conversations feature on our blog, and the chance to see their art all over the Sea to Sky for a whole season.
We accept submissions from creatives in the Sea to Sky region (Bowen Island to Mt Currie) and look for art that reflects the current season.
We are currently accepting your summer-themed art submissions for the Summer 2020 Arts Scene Cover.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: April 1, 2020
April 1, 2020 for the summer edition, and August 1, 2020 for the Fall for Arts edition, December 1, 2020 for the winter edition.
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers:
- What’s the deadline?:
April 1 is the hard deadline to submit your events to be included in the print magazine but events can be added to our website anytime and will be included in regular outreach marketing.
- 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?
Our printed Arts Scenes are distributed around Whistler and throughout the Sea to Sky. Your events will also be promoted on our website, in our newsletters, on our social media channels, and in printed marketing collateral throughout the season. (Take a look at our current and past editions).
- 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… between May 1 – August 31, 2020 and we’d love to hear about them!
Still not sure about your event? Shoot us an email, we’re happy to help.
- What about the maps? My art is hanging in a local shop, can I add it to your listings?
Our Culture Maps are listed in every edition of Arts Scene and include the We Heart Local Art venues and artists. Following on the years of ArtWalk success, We Heart Local Art enables businesses to directly connect with local artists to display artwork on their walls. Think of it as an online dating service…but for art! Find out more.
- Can I purchase an ad in Arts Scene?
We want to keep the publication chock full of events and listings and not fill it up with advertising. We have a very limited amount of ad spaces reserved for our premier sponsors and have room for a couple of purchased ads. If you’re interested in purchasing an ad, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- I still have questions…If you have any questions about what we do at Arts Whistler, questions about Arts Scene, or how to get involved in the local creative scene – get in touch! email@example.com