The GOODS from Arts Whistler
Whistler, BC | Arts Whistler is shining a spotlight on Whistler’s arts scene this February. The month is loaded with films, comedy shows, gallery and exhibit openings, local music, drinking and drawing and much more – all the things that make Whistler the vibrant and dynamic place it is. Check it out…
EVENTS, PERFORMANCES & WORKSHOPS
CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT SERIES: FIND YOUR MARKETING MIX
February 2 | 7pm | The Arts Centre
Learn about the 4 P’s of marketing with Virginia-Rae Choquette from Cloud 9 Marketing. She’ll guide you through a workbook on building a brand position strategy, help you elevate your marketing, and learn how to scope out the competition. Cash bar.
MEET OUR ARTISTS: SHAWN HUNT
February 4 | 2pm | Audain Art Museum
Join contemporary First Nations artist Shawn Hunt as he shares his knowledge of Heiltsuk and Northern traditional design to create images of stories that reflect his own experiences.
BEST OF BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
February 10 & 11 | 6pm | The Arts Centre
The Banff Mountain Festival offers adventure, excitement, and the inspiration of mountain stories. Experience the exhilarating beauty of mountain landscapes. Meet the world’s top adventurers. Listen to their stories. Relive their challenges. Reconnect with adventure.
February 13 | 1pm | Audain Art Museum
Share the love of family this year at the Audain. The Studio will be open for families to spend time together creating special art-felt memories.
WHISTLER MUSEUM SPEAKER SERIES
February 15 | 7pm | Whistler Museum
The Whistler Museum’s popular monthly Speaker Series is back. Enjoy complimentary tea and coffee, a cash bar, and good company while listening to engaging talks on a variety of topics. Find out who the next speaker is online.
VANCOUVER THEATRESPORTS LEAGUE PRESENTS: PANTS ON FIRE AT ARTS WHISTLER LIVE!
February 16 | 8pm | The Arts Centre
Pants on Fire is a hilarious, fast-paced improvised comedy show featuring special guests ready to get caught in a lie. The show features a host, a panel of TheatreSports players, and a special guest ‘Liar’. For the Whistler show, the ‘liar’ is played by notorious over-sharer, Princess Stephanie, herself.
February 17 – 20 | 3pm | Whistler Museum
LEGO building, a scavenger hunt, and colouring will be featured for kids along with button or magnet making and viewing the museum's exhibits.
KIDS KONNECT TOURS
February 18 | 10:30am & 12pm | Audain Art Museum
The docents will lead families on tours of the Permanent Collection that have been specially designed to engage children. Activities, games, and movement bring the works of art to life.
CYPRESS POINT WINTER CARNIVAL
February 18 | 12pm-11pm | The Point Artist-Run Centre
The Point Artist-Run Centre hosts its annual winter carnival at the heritage lodge on the lake. Day-time
activities include snow and ice sculpting competitions, shinny on the lake (ice permitting), children's games, hot food and drinks, live painting, campfire sing-a- long, and more. The evening features a dinner show with improv comedy and a live band.
FAMILY STUDIO SUNDAY: WEAVING WITH KINDNESS
February 19 | 1pm | Audain Art Museum
Let's show each other how much we care by weaving with our feelings. Come enjoy the soft and warm
atmosphere in our studio with your family and friends.
JANE WATEROUS EXHIBITION OPENING
February 20 | 4pm | Whistler Contemporary Gallery
If you missed her sell-out show last year, you won't want to miss this. Enjoy Jane Waterous' works on
display and meet the artist.
YOGA AT THE AUDAIN
February 21 | 6pm | Audain Art Museum
Nourish the soul with a yoga practice set amongst the inspiring artwork of the Audain Art Museum.
Qualified yoga instructors will lead you through a flowing session that will draw on the confluence of art and yoga. Classes are monthly and suitable for all levels.
CREATIVE GROUPS AND ONGOING ACTIVITIES
Mondays & Wednesdays | 3pm-6pm | Whistler Olympic Plaza
Extend your fun with family activities and entertainment in Whistler Olympic Plaza. Check out live music, activities, games, and arts and crafts for the whole family.
DRINK AND DRAW
Mondays | 6pm-8pm | Various Pubs in Whistler
Grab a drink and join in on this social drawing club. No experience necessary, just grab a pen and start drawing!
Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm | Fridays, 5pm-7pm | The Arts Centre
Improve your figure drawing skills by emulating the human form on paper with a live model present. Easels and boards will be provided.
CULTURE MAPS: SELF-GUIDED ARTS AND CULTURE TOURS
Discover public art, galleries, and the Cultural Connector. Arts Whistler’s Culture Maps are a catalyst for creative discovery. Explore the digital map or pick up your printed guide at the Arts Centre.
MADE IN WHISTLER MARKET
Saturdays | 12pm-6pm | The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler
The ultimate market for one-of- a-kind items by local artisans. Stock up on fresh baked goods, hand-made artisan wares, and get to know your local creatives.
WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN? HEALING THE LEGACY OF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS
On now – April | Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
This exhibit explores the history and legacy of Canada’s Residential School System through survivor stories, archival photographs, and documents curated by Iroquois artist, Jeff Thomas.
INTERSECTIONS: CONTEMPORARY ARTIST FILMS
On now – February 6 | Audain Art Museum
The over-arching narrative of this exhibition relates to ideas about the intersections of time, space, place, and larger global social narratives related to the environment and the migration of people and ideas.
FRED HERZOG: SHADOWLANDS
On now – May 22 | Audain Art Museum
This exhibit features a distinctive collection of 20 Herzog photographs that have never before been assembled. Highly contrasted areas of light and dark, created by shadows from elements within each image, are presented to create unique compositions.
On now – February 7 | The Gallery at the Arts Centre
The Whistler Secondary School’s annual group exhibition is a showcase of Senior Art Students work. The work on display is a result of their final assignment which was to create a “Major Personal Project”. There is a wide variety of styles and subject matter.
Starting February 11l | Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Canadian icon Nicholas Bott is one of the most accomplished and sought after landscape painters in Western Canada.
LAURA HARRIS SOLO EXHIBITION
February 11 – 17 | Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Laura’s highly textured, colourful, shiny masterpieces will be on display along with her fantastic new pieces. Swing by and meet the artist herself at the opening February 11.
ANGELA MORGAN SOLO EXHIBITION
February 18 – 24 | Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
All are welcome to celebrate talented artist Angela Morgan in her annual solo exhibition of new works. Check out the opening reception February 18.
JANE WATEROUS EXHIBITION
Starting February 20 | Whistler Contemporary Gallery
If you missed her sell-out show last year, you won’t want to miss this. Enjoy Jane Waterous’ works on display and meet the artist.
February 24 – May 22 | Audain Art Museum
From fully realized compositions to quick sketches, explore Matisse’s draftsmanship across the spectrum of his drawings.
MIKE SVOB SOLO EXHIBITION
February 25 – March 10 | Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
All are welcome to view Mike Svob’s annual solo exhibition of new works. Enjoy an opening reception on February 25.
Executive Director: Maureen Douglas
ABOUT ARTS WHISTLER
Creativity is in our nature. Discover it in yours. 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 the 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.Arts Whistler supports the arts community with an emphasis on collaborative efforts including the Pop-Up Art Studio, the Cultural Connector project, and rotating exhibitions from Whistler artists in The Gallery at the Arts Centre.