FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 18, 2016
WHISTLER, BC – Fall for Arts is wrapping up a successful season celebrating arts, culture, and heritage in Whistler. With only two weekends left, we have a great lineup of fun, festive, and creative arts events and activities on offer in Whistler. The festive and creative atmosphere is in full force November 26 and 27 with an action packed weekend of arts events and artisan markets. Take a walk down the stroll and explore local galleries or shop ‘til you drop at Arts Whistler’s Holiday Market and Bratz Biz Artisan Market. Come in your ski boots, snow boots, or Christmas sweaters, and kick off the holiday season with a dash of arts and culture.
Arts Whistler Holiday Market (formerly Bizarre Bazaar)
November 26, 11am-8pm | November 27, 11am-6pm | Whistler Conference Centre
Shop local this season as Arts Whistler’s Holiday Market returns to the Whistler Conference Centre November 26 and 27 for two days of hand-baked, hand-made goodness. Whether you’re looking for local artwork, a cozy scarf, or a delicious treat – with well over 100 vendors there is sure to be something for everyone on your “nice” list. Add live music, performances, local food fare, and visits from Santa, and the market becomes a full-on festive bonanza. Featuring new vendors and returning favourites don’t miss out on the biggest, and most diverse shopping experience in the market’s history. Entry is by cash donation.
November 26 & 27 | Various Galleries around Whistler
Deck the halls with local art this holiday season and visit Whistler’s many art galleries. To kick off the festive season, peruse Whistler’s local galleries, mingle with featured artists at exhibition openings, and take in some live art. Plus, enjoy live music with your art weekend! Talented violinist and vocalist, Hannah Epperson, will be performing at a few galleries throughout the weekend. View the schedule online at artswhistler.com/fallforarts and start exploring.
It’s your last weekend to fill out your ArtWalk Passport! From local galleries and grand hotels to funky cafes and cozy boutiques, discover over 30 unexpected art galleries all over Whistler. Revel in everything from gritty graffiti style to elegant landscapes and celebrate our local artists. Collect stickers at each location, fill out your passport and enter to win the last piece of original art we are giving away this season. See it yourself – it’s on display at Arts Whistler’s Holiday Market where you can enter to win.
Bratz Biz 11th Annual Artisan Market
November 26 | 10am-6pm | Emerald Ballroom at the Westin Resort and Spa Whistler
This holiday season, Bratz Biz celebrates 11 years of fueling the entrepreneurial spirit and artistic passions of young local artisans. Located in the Westin, bring the whole family and enjoy photos with Santa, a children’s craft station, face painting, live entertainment, and lots more. Explore over 20 young vendors and find unique locally made art, crafts, and sweet treats – all made by kids! Entry is by cash donation.
For more information on all of this weekend’s events visit artswhistler.com/fallforarts
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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 supporting local artists and their craft. Annual events include the Whistler Children’s Festival, Whistler Street Entertainment, Arts Whistler’s Holiday Market, ArtWalk, 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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Jillian van der Geest