Fathom Stone Art Gallery has a large variety of world-class sculptures carved right here in Whistler and British Columbia. Artist John Fathom and his team of elite stone carvers handpick the finest stone from the beaches, islands, and mountains of British Columbia, Alaska, and around the world. Stone types you will find in the gallery hold every color in the rainbow and include marble, jade, serpentine, onyx, lepidolite, chlorite, soapstone, brucite, pyrophyllite, opal, alabaster, and much more.
Here’s one of Fathom Stone Art pieces, a life size Polar Bear!
Did you know?
They run soapstone carving classes where you can make a pendant, ornament, Inukshuk, or bear. This is a great day-off-the-ski-hill activity that includes all the materials and hands-on help you need.
For all upcoming arts and culture, events check out our What’s On page, below is what’s happening at the Fathom Stone Art Gallery…
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.
Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre – Permanent Collection
Ongoing | Squamish Lil’wat Cultrual Centre, Whistler
The Squamish and Lil’wat Nations built our Cultural Centre to house and showcase our art, history and culture. Our vision is to share our cultural knowledge to inspire understanding and respect amongst all people.
The Permanent Collection is a display of “What we treasure.”
Student Art Bursary
Arts Whistler is dedicated to making the arts accessible to all children and youth in our community. Our bursary program is available to a student in any grade from schools in Whistler, Pemberton, or Mt. Currie. Bursaries are available for students who wish to further their studies in the visual, performing, literary, or media arts at a credible institution or from a recognized mentor or artist.
Bursaries of $100-$200 are awarded and can contribute to tuition, accommodation, and travel costs associated with the studies.
Bursary applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Financial need of the applicant student or family. Families who are experiencing financial hardship will be given priority.
- Previous training or experience and accomplishment in the area of the art the student plans to pursue.
- Credibility of the mentor artist, institute, school or program the student is attending.
*Eligible students must reside full-time in Whistler, Pemberton or Mt. Currie.
Student Art Bursaries applications are open year-round and are awarded subject to available funding.
Bursaries are available for courses, workshops or camps which take place at any time of year. Applications will be juried within 30 days of submission.
Please email Imogen Osborne, email@example.com or contact Arts Whistler by phone, 604 935 8410.
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.
Our goal is to combine local hand-crafted skis with talented local artists in the Sea to Sky to create a truly
As a Foon Ski partnered artist:
• We will showcase your curated art and your bio on our site and have links to your social channels and website
• Customers will have the option to select your curated art for their custom board topsheet design when designing their own ski, and if selected we will pay you a royalty fee.
• If a customer wants a completely custom piece we will facilitate the discussions so that you can work with them directly on a unique creation and assist with determining the price.
• You will have the option to buy a paid of Foon Skis of your choice with your custom topsheet design for a discounted rate.
Please return the form below and send it to the email above along with a link to your portfolio. A panel will be reviewing all interested
artists and contacting those who fit with our brand, vision, and passion for the opportunity to be featured.
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! firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Exhibitors: The Gallery at the Arts Centre – ongoing
Are you looking for a venue to showcase your work in Whistler Village?
Arts Whistler is accepting applications for solo and group shows for display in The Gallery at the Maury Young Arts Centre on an ongoing basis. Applications for group shows are preferred; however, artists may apply individually and Arts Whistler may offer the opportunity for a solo applicant to be part of a larger group exhibition. Arts Whistler does offer a limited number of solo exhibit opportunities per year.
Arts Whistler will consider all mediums but please note The Gallery has limited display capacity for three-dimensional work. We will accept proposals from all artists of any level (i.e. students, emerging, professional). Our mandate is to showcase artists residing in the Sea to Sky Corridor (Bowen Island to Mount Currie); we welcome applications from outside of this region but preference will be given to artists living full-time within the Sea to Sky Corridor.
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Only complete applications will be considered. Please note, we plan our exhibits for the upcoming year 6-8 months in advance. and all applications will be filed for future openings in the gallery space. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those artists whose applications have been accepted will be contacted.
*Please note we are unable to spontaneously view portfolios during business hours and meetings with artists are not conducted prior to a portfolio review.
The Gift Shop at the Arts Centre – ongoing
CALL FOR ARTISTS & ARTISANS
– GET YOUR WORK IN THE GIFT SHOP
Arts Whistler is looking for submissions from artists and artisans who would like to showcase their work in our main floor Gift Shop.
We accept work from residents of the Sea to Sky Corridor; those living between Bowen island and Mt. Currie. In order to sell work in the Gift Shop, we ask that artists and artisans complete the online application form. Only those forms that are completed in full will be considered for selection. Applications will be reviewed by a jury. Successful applicants will be contacted via email.
All submissions should be high-quality, handcrafted artwork created by Sea to Sky artists and artisans. Eligible mediums can include: sculpture, stone, clay, metal, pottery, fibre, mixed media, wood, music CDs, books, fine art jewelry. We also accept cards and prints that are reproductions of original silkscreens, photography or fine art paintings.
If you know a person, group, organisation or charity – in any part of the world, but especially the sea to sky – who has done something wonderful or just makes the world a little happier, submit your story to ‘content newspaper’ for feature in this positive news project.
Looking for stories and acolades of local legends, tales of triumph and positive news worth spreading.
When the media feels like doom and gloom, lets celebrate what’s bringing us joy and making us feel content amongst these weathering times.