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September 1, 2018
Arts Whistler will mark the start of the third annual Fall for Arts season with a special week that’s overflowing with events from September 18 – 23, 2018.
WHISTLER, BC –Jump into Whistler’s arts season, Fall for Arts, with a celebration that showcases Whistler’s talented actors, artists, and musicians through a week of awesome arts and entertainment at Whistler’s Cultural Connector venues.
This jam-packed week includes Arts Whistler events, featuring theatre from The Point Flag Stop Theatre & Arts Festival, an art exhibition celebrating big talent in small packages with the Teeny Tiny Show Art Party, and two days of dynamic music from Whistler’s impressive local musicians at Hear and Now. Cultural Connector partners are celebrating as well with art, performances, culinary explorations, and cultural heritage events – plus, there’s so much more to explore throughout the Sea to Sky.
Check out some of the great events below to kick-start an epic season of arts, culture, and heritage!
FEAST & TOUR – THE STORY OF HUNTERS AND GATHERERS
September 18 | 6-8pm | Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Whistler
Experience a tour and feast on First Nations-inspired cuisine. Enjoy salmon from our local waters, flora from our local forests, wild game from our local lands, and break bannock while surrounded by spectacular views of Blackcomb Mountain. Local wine and fresh Whistler beer are available for purchase. slcc.ca
ALL RELATIVE: A SPACE TIME ODYSSEY
– ORIGINAL THEATRE FROM THE POINT ARTIST-RUN CENTRE
September 19 & 20 | 8pm | Maury Young Arts Centre, Whistler
The Point Artist-Run Centre, one of Whistler’s favourite cultural hotspots, brings its original theatre piece from the 2018 Flagstop Festival to Maury Young Arts Centre. This locally-written story by Brandon Barrett features a cast of talented local actors and is directed by the one and only Angie Nolan (Whistler’s 2018 Champion of the Arts award winner). It’s two nights of live theatre that you don’t want to miss. Each performance will be followed by a post-show reception with live local music. artswhistler.com
ZERO WASTE LIVING WORKSHOP – UPCYCLED DESIGNS WITH TERRI GERCOVICH FROM RE:CREATION
September 20 | 6-8pm | Whistler Public Library, Whistler
Upcycle second-hand treasures into a bracelet. All materials will be provided.
Please note that the workshop utilizes scrap leather, but vegan-friendly options are available. awarewhistler.org
NAMING NIGHT AT THE WHISTLER MUSEUM
September 20 | 7pm | Whistler Museum, Whistler
Help fill in the blanks! The Whistler Museum needs your help naming people, places, events, and dates for some of the photos in their collection. Join in on a night of nostalgia – share your memories with friends and help catalogue the collection. It takes a village! whistlermuseum.org
ART PARTY! THE TEENY TINY SHOW
September 21 | 7-9pm | The Gallery at Maury Young Arts Centre, Whistler
Exhibit | September 10 ‒ October 14
Good things do come in small packages as The Teeny Tiny Show proves for a second year. Yes, one of Arts Whistler’s most popular art shows is back! Over 70 artists from the Sea to Sky corridor have created mini masterpieces – all under 3 by 3 inches. This cute and affordable artwork sells quickly, so make sure you come to the opening to snag a piece of miniature, original work. The artwork and snacks might be tiny but the opening is a big deal! artswhistler.com/gallery
HEAR AND NOW – WHISTLER’S LOCAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
September 22 & 23 | Village Square, Whistler
Discover your next favourite band at Hear and Now – Whistler’s Local Music Festival. Back for its third year, Hear and Now celebrates Whistler’s thriving music scene with a chance to soak up free, live, local music. It’s two days packed with rising stars, local favourites, and awesome Sea to Sky talent. From sensational original tunes to catchy cover songs, discover Whistler’s professional and amateur music communities, offering local flavour and local fun. artswhistler.com/hearandnow
DANCE OF THE SCREEN
September 22 | 5pm | Audain Art Museum, Whistler
Don’t miss the inaugural ceremonial dance of master-carver and hereditary Haida Chief James Hart, The Dance Screen (The Scream Too). Merging traditional history with the contemporary, this fundraising event symbolizes an iconic moment for Canada and a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness a piece of Northwest Coast art and culture. Tickets required. audainartmuseum.com
MEET OUR ARTISTS: JAMES HART
September 23 | 12pm | Audain Art Museum, Whistler
All are invited to attend this community event with artist James Hart and an exploration into one of his most important works to date, The Dance Screen (The Scream Too).
This special edition of the museum’s Meet Our Artists series will provide an intimate look at a work that is unprecedented in contemporary Northwest Coast art. audainartmuseum.com
For the full listing of activities visit artswhistler.com/fallforarts or pick up a Fall for Arts edition of the Arts Scene magazine at the Maury Young Arts Centre and cultural venues throughout the Sea to Sky.
About Arts Whistler:
Arts Whistler is passionate about Whistler, about arts, and about making arts and culture an integral part of day-to-day life. Operating out of the Maury Young Arts Centre in the heart of Whistler Village, Arts Whistler runs a variety of creative classes, showcases an exciting lineup of live shows for Arts Whistler Live!, and hosts year-round free-admission exhibits in The Gallery to support local artists and their craft. Annual events include the Whistler Children’s Festival, Whistler Street Entertainment, Arts Whistler Holiday Market, We Heart Local Art, and Art on the Lake. Arts Whistler creates bold, inspiring, and engaging experiences and supports an arts and culture sector in Whistler that’s welcoming, accessible, and collaborative.
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