We Heart Local Art

We Heart Local Art

We Heart Local Art enables businesses to directly connect with local artists to display their artwork on their walls. Think of it as an online dating service…but for art!

Look out for the We Heart Local Art sticker around town or check out our online Culture Maps and search by “Businesses that love 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.

We Heart Local Art is an evolution of our popular ArtWalk program, which ran for 13 successful years and developed some incredible long-term relationships between artists and businesses all over Whistler. We’re now shining a light on these connections year-round and assisting people that need some matchmaking on a one-on-one basis. 

Want to get involved? It’s easy as 1-2-3.

You can apply as an artist or business year-round, but 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. 


Step 1: Become an Arts Whistler Member to have your profile displayed on our online Artist Listings.

Step 2: Ensure all of your contact info, photos, and bio are correct and up to date as this is what businesses will be looking at to find the perfect match for their empty walls.

Step 3: When/if a business does contact you make sure they fill out the business submission form, which lets us know you are an item!


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 submission form and 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, inclusion in the printed Arts Scene magazine, and the chance of promotion in our upcoming marketing.

Note – the next deadline for submissions for the Arts Scene is April 1, 2018, so if you have a new partnership you want to shout about then please fill out this form and let us know!