Arts Season Is Back and Bigger Than Ever. It’s the Perfect Time to Fall for Arts!

Arts Season Is Back and Bigger Than Ever. It’s the Perfect Time to Fall for Arts!

September 1, 2018

Arts Whistler marks the third annual Fall for Arts edition of Arts Scene from September 1 – December 31, 2018. 


WHISTLER, BC – Bursting with arts, culture, and heritage events, fall is arts season in Whistler and the Sea to Sky. To help you make the most of it, Arts Whistler has collaborated with community partners to bring you the third annual Fall for Arts season – you can discover fresh ideas and unforgettable entertainment, connect with others and spark your creativity. The Fall for Arts guide brings you everything that’s happening this arts season to one place, making sure you don’t have to miss a minute of the booming local arts and culture scene!


For the full listing of activities visit 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.


Check out some of the Fall for Arts highlights:


September 11 – 16 | Various Locations, Whistler Village
The Whistler Village Beer Festival returns, bringing craft beer enthusiasts and festival lovers together in the mountains. In addition to the unmissable two-day Main Event, the Whistler Village Beer Festival will feature many other tasty offerings to round out six full days of festival programming. Expect tap takeovers, cask nights, barbecues, brunches, beer yoga, and more at partner venues throughout Whistler and beyond.


Exhibit | September 1 ‒ 30 | Various Locations, Squamish
Opening Ceremony Reception | September 11 | 6-8pm | FOYER Gallery, Squamish Public Library
Squamish ArtWalk is a celebration of visual art and artists in Squamish during the month of September. Nearly 20 businesses, studios, and galleries will be bursting with local art throughout Squamish and Britannia Beach.


October 11 ‒ 14 | Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler
Now in its seventeenth year, the Whistler Writers Festival brings together the very best Canadian and international authors for a weekend packed with readings, workshops, speaker panels, spoken word events, music, and more.



October 27 ‒ 31 | Various Locations, Sea to Sky Corridor
No matter how you like to celebrate the spookiest day of the year, the Sea to Sky has something going on for everyone. Whether you’re looking for some good ol’ fashioned pumpkin carving, costume contests, treats, tricks, or scary movies, you can find all the Halloween happenings and more on Arts Whistler’s website.


November 8 ‒ 18 | Various Locations, Whistler
Open wide and let your taste buds run wild. Cornucopia is the true north of food and drink festivals ‒ a place of culinary reckonings, where the wild meets the refined and the epic and the epicurious come together. This November, Cornucopia pays homage to this rugged land of plenty, and there’s plenty on offer indeed.


November 24 & 25 | Saturday, 10am-7pm | Sunday, 10am-5pm
Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler
Whistler’s largest indoor market! Arts Whistler Holiday Market is two days of handmade goodness. Grab some local artwork, a cozy sweater, or a delicious treat. With over 100 creative makers and artisans from the Sea to Sky and across BC, there is sure to be something for everyone on your list. Check out the young entrepreneurs of Bratz Biz, local live music, and visits from Santa.


November 28 ‒ December 2 | Various Locations, Whistler
The Whistler Film Festival returns for its eighteenth edition with a selection of up to 90 fresh and innovative films from Canada and around the world, and will award over $150,000 in cash prizes and commissions. The five-day fest also features tributes to distinguished talent and lively celebrations, as well as unique industry initiatives through the Whistler Summit and Whistler Film Festival Talent Programs. These programs provide a full range of talent and project development, market, and networking opportunities for filmmakers.


Mondays and Wednesdays Starting December 17 | 3-6pm
Whistler Olympic Plaza, Whistler  
Whistler knows how to après, so grab your friends and celebrate a great day on the slopes with even more fun at Olympic Plaza on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3 until 6pm. Everyone can share stories about their day over a warm beverage and participate in a variety of outdoor, winter activities, and entertainment each week.
Brought to you by the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Province of BC.


December 22 – January 6 (Closed for December 25 and 31)
Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler
A wide range of fun, indoor activities and entertainment and parents to enjoy together during the holiday season. Kids can enjoy a mini putt course, table games, bouncy castles, crafts, and video games free over the holiday break. Parents are catered for as well ‒ they can relax in the lounge area and enjoy a coffee or hot cocoa while the kids play. Brought to you by the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Province of BC.


See More Fall for Arts Events


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.

Get in Touch:
Twitter: @artswhistler
Instagram: @artswhistler
Hashtags: #ArtsWhistler #FallForArts #WeHeartLocalArt

Please credit the photographer listed on each photo.

Laura Walker, Communications Specialist, Arts Whistler / 604.935.8236


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