‘Arts Whistler’ Lines Up A Diverse Schedule Of Interesting Happenings For June

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The GOODS from Arts Whistler

Whistler, BC | Arts Whistler is shining a spotlight on Whistler’s arts scene in June. The month is loaded with films, yoga experiences, gallery and exhibit openings, local music, wine events, diverse programming for kids, and much more – all the things that make Whistler the vibrant and dynamic place it is. Check it out…

THE CHILI THOM EXPERIENCE
On now – June 26 | Venues around Whistler | #MeAndMyChili
A celebration of Chili Thom, his life, and his art, for the community that loved him and the visitors about to discover him. This resort-wide celebration will honour one of the most significant artists to work, live, and contribute to the Sea to Sky community. His magic and spirit will be celebrated throughout Whistler with exhibitions, eccentric evenings, performances, and a showcase of Chili-inspired young artists’ work. We’re celebrating his passion for collaboration by inviting the entire community to participate in The Chili Thom Experience, through attending, through social media, or by hosting your own Chili-themed event. artswhistler.com/chili

HIS ECLECTIC SOUL
On now – June 26| The Gallery at The Arts Centre
Think you know Chili Thom? Think again. This exhibition will feature some of Chili’s early works ranging from the
eclectic to the unique to the downright bizarre. artswhistler.com/chili

HIS MASTERPIECES
On now – June 26 | Audain Art Museum
From dreamy landscapes to mind-bending nature perspectives, this exhibition will feature the best of Chili’s works, showing his progression as an artist. Chili was part of the process in selecting which works to showcase and in keeping with his generous and accessible spirit, entry to this exhibit is free of charge. artswhistler.com/chili

COLLECTING CHILI THOM
On now – June 26 | Whistler Museum
Walk the everyday and epic moments of Chili Thom’s life. See Chili as a television host and wilderness guide, while living the fuzzy chaps and tutu art gatherings of Function Junction’s Creation Station. The Whistler Museum will share stories of the landscape that influenced him and 40 years of his story. artswhistler.com/chili

INSPIRED BY CHILI THOM
On now – June 26 | Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
In his life Chili collaborated with, advocated for, and found inspiration in both the artists of the Squamish and Lil’wat nations, and the youth of today. Whistler Secondary School students are studying Chili’s body of work, this exhibition will showcase their final art pieces. artswhistler.com/chili

LITTLE CHILIS
On now – June 26 | Whistler Public Library
Chili through the eyes of a child. Young students from Myrtle Philip Community School are looking at Chili Thom’s body of work and learning about how their identity is influenced by living in Whistler. Using Chili’s connection with nature as inspiration, these Little Chilis are showcasing their talents at the Whistler Public Library. artswhistler.com/chili

DUMBO LOVE
On now – June 26 | Sushi Village
Chili Thom fans are invited to come into Sushi Village, pick up an empty dumbo bottle, bring it home, and decorate it with Chili landscapes and Chili love. Bring your dumbo back to Sushi Village in the month of June and you will be
rewarded with the first fill-up on the house! artswhistler.com/chili

CHILI THOM: WINE ABOUT ART
June 9, 10, 11 | 4-6pm | The Crystal Lodge Art Gallery
Have a drink, let loose, and create some Chili-inspired art. Nothing makes the brush strokes flow like a glass of wine or two! artswhistler.com/chili

WHISTLER MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
June 9 | 4-8pm | Florence Petersen Park
A true locals event, join the Whistler community to experience cultural activities, performances, and of course, taste some delicious food! This is a free event where everyone is welcome. Come and try a new cultural craft and activity, and find out more about the rich diversity in our community. welcomewhistler.com

EDWARD BURTYNSKY: THE SCARRED EARTH
June 9 – October 16 | Audain Art Museum
Edward Burtynsky, as a documentary photographer, has chronicled humanity’s influence over the Earth’s surface over the past three decades. Scarred Landscapes is an intimate look at how we have altered our physical landscape through resource extraction. audainartmuseum.com

FAMILY TOGETHER TIME: CHILI THOM
June 10 | 3:30pm-4:30pm | Whistler Public Library
Join us today for Family Together Time as we celebrate the art of Whistler’s Favourite artist, Chili Thom. We will take inspiration from Chili’s vibrant use of colour and create pictures with tissue, paint and cardboard. With Chili’s’ extraordinary ability to capture the natural landscape, he was able to deepen people’s appreciation for the natural world. To honor this, we will be using many recycled items in our creations. whistlerlibrary.ca

BARBED CHOIR
June 11 & 25 | 7-8:30pm | The Point Artist-Run Centre
Join enthusiastic singers of all levels to belt out favourite pop, rock, and punk tunes in a fun, casual, and supportive environment. facebook.com/groups/barbedchoir

CHICKS WITH PICKS RECITAL
June 12 | 7-8:30pm | The Arts Centre
These ladies have been working hard learning guitar songs and techniques. Come see this showcase of what they learned during the course. artswhistler.com

BEST PICTURE SERIES: LION
June 13 | 7pm | Whistler Public Library
In this film, five-year- old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, he sets out to find his lost family. whistlerlibrary.ca

YOGA AT THE AUDAIN
June 14 | 6-7:15pm | 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 flowing sessions that center on the confluence of art and yoga. Classes are suitable for all levels. audainartmuseum.com

SFU WRITER’S STUDIO INFORMATION SESSION
June 14 | 7pm | Whistler Public Library
Designed as a blended program, where courses are completed online and workshops take place in Whistler, The Writer’s Studio Whistler strikes a balance between a formal, full-time MFA creative writing program and individual writing courses. Join us at our info session, to meet the Mentor and Staff of The Writer’s Studio. We will discuss the program, and answer any of your questions. whistlerlibrary.ca

ART ON THE LAKE: BE DARING: ACRYLIC SKILL BUILDING
June 17-18 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | The Alta Lake Station House
This is a lively, fast-paced, and fun workshop designed for intermediate painters who want to experiment, be more daring in their work, and take their painting abilities to the next level. artswhistler.com

KIDS KONNECT TOURS
June 17 | 12pm | Audain Art Museum
Our whimsical and enlightening docents will lead families on tours of the Permanent Collection and special exhibitions that have been designed and tailored to engage children. audainartmuseum.com

FAMILY TOGETHER TIME: CHILI THOM
June 17 | 3:30pm-4:30pm | Whistler Public Library
Join us today for Family Together Time as we celebrate the art of Whistler’s Favourite artist, Chili Thom. We will take inspiration from Chili’s vibrant use of colour and create pictures with tissue, paint and cardboard. With Chili’s’ extraordinary ability to capture the natural landscape, he was able to deepen people’s appreciation for the natural world. To honor this, we will be using many recycled items in our creations. whistlerlibrary.ca

FAMILY STUDIO SUNDAYS: EAGLE TRANSFORMATION
June 18 | 1-4pm | Audain Art Museum
Let inspiration and creativity flow in our art-making studio. Once a month volunteers, artists, and facilitators will welcome and guide families through hands-on, engaging art projects inspired by our Permanent Collection and Special Exhibitions, holidays, and special events. audainartmuseum.com

FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL
June 18 | 9:30am-5pm | Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
Dads can enjoy free admission to the Museum and a free Spirit Bear organic fair trade coffee from our Thunderbird Café! slcc.ca

GARDEN GAMES
June 20 | 4-6pm | Florence Petersen Park
Feel the urge for a summer game of bocce ball or croquet? The Whistler Public Library and Whistler Museum will be hosting Garden Games in Florence Petersen Park the third Tuesday of each month in the summer. Games and garden party treats are provided. whistlermuseum.org

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY
June 21 | 11am – 4pm | Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
Enjoy admission by Donation instead of the daily admission rate of $18. Join us for storytelling, crafts tours and performances scheduled throughout the day! slcc.ca

THE POINT SUMMER SOLSTICE FUNDRAISER
June 24 | 6-11pm | The Point Artist-Run Centre
Enjoy a wonderful night out at the heritage lodge on the lake and help raise funds for The Point’s year-round arts programming. Fine BC wines paired with a spectacular menu, live music, and art auction! thepointartists.com

BLACK OHM TATTOOS ART NIGHT
June 24 | 7-10pm | Black Ohm Tattoos
Bring your art supplies and come get creative with local artist Dave “PEPE” Petko. Dave will supply tables and chairs and an intimate setting at Black Ohm Tattoos studio in Function Junction. blackohmtattoos.com

FAMILY TOGETHER TIME: CHILI THOM
June 24 | 3:30pm-4:30pm | Whistler Public Library
Join us today for Family Together Time as we celebrate the art of Whistler’s Favourite artist, Chili Thom. We will take inspiration from Chili’s vibrant use of colour and create pictures with tissue, paint and cardboard. With Chili’s’ extraordinary ability to capture the natural landscape, he was able to deepen people’s appreciation for the natural world. To honor this, we will be using many recycled items in our creations. whistlerlibrary.ca

ART ON THE LAKE: INTO ABSTRACTION: EXPLORE, EXPERIMENT, AND CREATE
June 24-25 | 10:30am-4:30pm | The Alta Lake Station House
This two-day workshop taps into the endless possibilities of the world of abstraction. Nature will be our guide as we observe and then respond. artswhistler.com

ART IN THE SQUAMISH GARDENS
June 25 | Various locations in Squamish
Ten Squamish gardens will be open on Saturday while VISUALS, Squamish Artists Society, will add to the beauty of gardens by exhibiting works of local artists. Come and experience the vibrant mix of arts and nature. squamishvisuals.com

AWARE KIDS NATURE CLUB
June 25 | 10am | Whistler Public Library
For kids aged 6-11 interested in learning about the environment and Whistler’s natural surroundings. Kids will take part in wild plant and animal programs, interactive crafts, games, plays and imaginative activities. whistlerlibrary.ca

THEATRE COMBO SUMMER CAMPS WITH IRA PETTLE
June 26 – June 30 | 9am-3pm | Whistler Secondary School
The Whistler Sports Academy’s Theatre Combo Camps uniquely combine fun-filled play-based morning theatrics with action-packed afternoon adventures. This summer, Ira’s focus is transformation and breaking through. whistlersportsacademy.com

COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB: HOMEGOING BY YAA GYASI
June 28 | 7pm | Whistler Public Library
Two half-sisters, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. One will live in comfort, while the other will be imprisoned beneath her to be sold into slavery. Free. whistlerlibrary.ca

SPRING READING SERIES: HISTORICAL FICTION READING EVENT
June 29 | 7pm | Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
Ride back into the recent and distant past in the Spring Reading Series: Historical Fiction reading event with authors Janie Chang, Kate Quinn, Roberta Rich, and Jennifer Robson. Tickets available online. whistlerwritersfest.com

SEA TO SKY DISCOVERY: A STORYTELLING CELEBRATION OF CANADA’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY
June 30 | 7pm | Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
Join authors, writers, and musicians in a literary storytelling event to celebrate the stories of the Sea to Sky Community in celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary. whistlerwritersfest.com

CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY PEMBERTON ARTS COUNCIL AND PEMBERTON MUSEUM
June 30 | 12-6pm | Pemberton Museum
Enjoy performances by children, face painting, live entertainment, interactive art activities, and help decorate a float for the Canada Day parade! pembertonartscouncil.com

Adults – Creative Activities

DRINK AND DRAW
Mondays | 6-8pm | Various pubs in Whistler
Grab a drink and join in on this social drawing club. No experience necessary, just grab a pen, start drawing, and meet new friends in a casual environment. facebook.com/groups/sketchywhistler

WINE ABOUT ART
Fridays | 5-8pm | The Crystal Lodge Art Gallery
Painting and wine – need we say more? The open and friendly vibe at The Crystal Lodge Art Gallery means that even the beginner brush handlers can have a go – even if they do need a little grape-infused courage. crystallodgeartgallery.com

ART ESCAPES: CREATIVE ART WORKSHOPS IN NATURE
Ongoing, Whistler
Perfect for small teams, a ladies’ night out, or a group of friends who just want to try something fun and different. Art Escapes take confident hikers who would love to get outside on a hike to a secret location just outside Whistler. Once at the location students will learn how to paint inspired by their natural surroundings. Registration required. andrealikesart.com

Kids/Youth – Creative Activities

SINGING WITH THE BABIES
Saturdays | 11am | Whistler Public Library
Learn songs for soothing and entertaining babies while promoting language development. Bring your little one and let’s sing with the babies. For babies aged from 0 to walking. whistlerlibrary.ca

PARENT/INFANT DROP-IN
Thursdays | 11am | Whistler Public Library
Make new friends! Parent/Infant Drop-in provides an opportunity to develop a supportive social network with other parents of young babies. whistlerlibrary.ca

WORDS AND MUSIC
Mondays | 10am | Whistler Public Library
Head to the library with your 2-5 year old for a program that focuses on early literacy through music, rhyme, stories, and movement. whistlerlibrary.ca

RHYME AND SONG
Tuesdays | 11am | Whistler Public Library
Learn songs, rhymes, and finger-plays with your children encouraging movement and your preschooler’s early language and literacy development. Age 2-5. whistlerlibrary.ca

TOTS & TADPOLES IN FLORENCE PETERSEN PARK
Tuesdays, July 4 – August 9 | 11am | Florence Petersen Park
This program will give children, parents, and caregivers the opportunity to learn songs, rhymes, and finger plays together in the great outdoors. Ages 2-5. whistlerlibrary.ca

PRESCHOOL BOOK AND CRAFT CLUB
Wednesdays | 10-11am | Whistler Public Library
Enjoy a short story and then create a fun craft. For children aged 2-5 years old with a caregiver. whistlerlibrary.ca

CRAFTS IN THE PARK
Fridays, July – August | 11am-12pm | Florence Petersen Park
This summer the Whistler Museum and the Whistler Public Library are teaming up for Crafts in the Park every Friday throughout July and August. Each week features a different craft for children ages 4-12. whistlermuseum.org

FAMILY TOGETHER TIME
Saturdays | 3:30pm | Whistler Public Library
Spend time with family playing board games, making crafts, playing with puppets, and sharing stories in the story corner. All ages welcome. whistlerlibrary.ca

TEEN CAFÉ
Wednesdays | 5-6:30pm | The Youth Centre at the Arts Centre
Teen Café is a program for youth going into grades 8 through 12. Check out different events each week from movie afternoons, scavenger hunts, trivia, crafting, creative writing to geocaching, and more. whistlerlibrary.ca

WILDLIFE AND INUKSHUK CARVING WORKSHOPS
Ongoing | Fathom Stone Art Gallery
Take a beautiful piece of British Columbia and create your own souvenir or jewelry art piece. Workshops are user friendly for all ages and skill levels with hands-on help. fathomstone.com

Ongoing Tours and Activities

WHISTLER STREET ENTERTAINMENT
On now – September | Whistler Village
Prepare to be entertained! Almost every weekend from May through September you can watch and take part in all the action on the Village Stroll including; live music, dance, circus and outdoor theatre shows, arts and crafts for kids, sporting displays, and live art competitions. artswhistler.com

MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
On now – August | Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Each month the artist chosen by Mountain Galleries will stay and paint in the hotel for one week, working from designated areas throughout the hotel and giving guests the opportunity to watch the art come to life from the first stroke of the brush. mountaingalleries.com

SUNDAY ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS AT THE FARMERS MARKET
Sundays, On now – October 8 | 11am-4pm | Mountain Galleries at The Fairmont
Mountain Galleries’ 6th annual Sunday Artist Demonstrations at the Farmers Market showcases the diverse talent of Mountain Galleries’ artists. Each Sunday throughout the summer, they host one of the artists who will inspire and excite visitors with a blend of mediums and techniques. mountaingalleries.com

ART AND CULTURAL TOURS WHISTLER
Guided tour | The Crystal Lodge Art Gallery
The tours begin in Whistler Village where your guide will take you on a three-hour, fully guided tour that includes public art installations, hotel collections, and some lesser known (and unsanctioned, but remarkable) street art. Discover Whistler’s cultural history and unique mountain stories. crystallodgeartgallery.com

WHISTLER FARMERS MARKET
Sundays, June 18 – October 8 | Wednesdays July 5 – August 30 | Upper Village
A feast for your senses, the Whistler Farmers Market features local produce, tasty food, local artisans, live entertainment, and family activities along the beautiful Upper Village Stroll. whistlerfarmersmarket.org

WALK AND TALK SERIES
Wednesdays, 1pm | Thursdays & Fridays, 3pm
Saturdays & Sundays, 11am, 1pm & 3pm | Audain Art Museum
Docents provide visitors with an introduction to the Audain Art Museum, its permanent collection and special exhibitions. Visitors will be encouraged to explore the galleries afterwards. Private tours available upon request. audainartmuseum.com

VALLEY OF DREAMS WALKING TOUR
Daily | June – August | 1pm | Whistler Visitor Centre
During June, July, and August the Whistler Museum holds their Valley of Dreams Walking Tour. The tours run daily, leaving from the Whistler Visitor Centre at 1pm. By donation. NOTE: Due to construction, the tour will meet at the Rainbow Building next to Armchair Books for the month of June. whistlermuseum.org

DETAILS

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Phone: 604.935.8410 | Email: info@artswhistler.com
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THE PEOPLE

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Executive Director: Maureen Douglas

ABOUT ARTS WHISTLER

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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.

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