We Heart Local Art showcases local artists whose artwork is featured in local businesses. We love art and you do too, so let us tell everyone about it! Look out for the We Heart Local Art sticker around town or check out our online Culture Maps used by guests to take a self-guided tour of all things art in Whistler, including studios, art galleries, and the We Heart Local Art Businesses. Search by “Businesses with local art” to see whose art is featured where. See something you like? All the art pieces are for sale. Arts Whistler doesn’t take a commission, we just want to promote local artists and businesses, because, well, that’s our jam.
Want to get involved? It’s easy as 1-2-3.
You can sign up as an artist or business year-round to be added to the Culture Maps. We also give our members and newsletter followers a poke and prod three times a year before the Arts Scenes are due to come out to let us know of any updates or changes.
Once you have told us who you paired with, we’ll set you up with a We Heart Local Art sticker to display in the front window of your location and put up a profile on the online Culture Maps. You will also be included in the printed version of Culture Maps in our Arts Scene magazine, a guide to all things arts and culture in the Sea to Sky Corridor. Printed three times a year, Arts Whistler distributes over 23,000 copies of Art Scene annually, and we expect that to grow!
Artists and Businesses Who Have Already Made a Connection:
Step 1: Artists need to become an Arts Whistler Member to have your profile displayed on our online Artist Listings. If you are a business signing up on behalf of an artist we will follow up with the artist directly to update their membership and profile.
Step 2: We need to know you guys are a “thing”. Please have either the artist or the business sign up and we will add you to our Culture Maps and in our printed Art Scene Guide.
Step 3: Once you have told us who you paired with, we’ll set you up with a We Heart Local Art sticker to display in your front window, a profile on the online Culture Maps, and inclusion in the printed Arts Scene magazine.
I just need to update my listing:
If you are already part of the program and just need to update your artist listing, please submit the new information here (it’s quick and easy). Remember that artists must be Arts Whistler Members. If you are a business signing up on behalf of an artist we will follow up with the artist directly to update their membership and profile.
Businesses who are looking for an artist:
Step 1: Browse through the online Artist Listings to find your match made in art heaven.
Step 2: Once you find the perfect artist to fill your walls, contact them and make the magic happen.
Step 3: Then, tell us who you paired with by filling out the Participation Form we’ll set you up with a We Heart Local Art sticker to display in your front window, a profile on the online Culture Maps and inclusion in the printed Arts Scene magazine.
Please be aware of the following deadlines so you can be included in our Art Scene which is printed three times a year:
Summer Art Scene 2019 – April 1
Fall Art Scene 2019 – August 1
Winter Art Scene 2020 – December 1