The GOODS from Arts Whistler
Whistler, BC | Arts Whistler is shining a spotlight on Whistler’s arts scene with its annual Fall For Arts programming. The season is loaded with films, 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…
BOOK LAUNCH FOR WHALE IN THE DOOR:
RE-IMAGINING HOWE SOUND
October 1 | 3-5pm | The Gallery @ Artisan Square, Bowen Island
Gather for the launch of Pauline Le Bel’s fourth book, Whale in the Door: Re-Imagining Howe Sound. biac.ca
TRIO PRIMARIO ENSEMBLE
October 1 | 5pm | Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, Whistler
Join Vancouver-based Trio Primario, comprised of celebrated musicians Jeff Pelletier (flute), Julie Begg (clarinet), and Karen Lee-Morang (piano) as they perform a varied and appealing mix of familiar and unexpected classical music interspersed with their own unique, witty banter and interesting stories. Tickets available in advance at the Whistler Museum. whistlerchambermusic.ca
October 3 | 6-8pm | Whistler Public Library, Whistler
Learn to shoot like a pro using your iPhone from professional photographer Jeff Boyce of Photography Whistler. This two-hour, hands-on workshop will explore the different camera modes and features available on your iPhone and also outline the benefits of live mode, HDR, and editing your images. This class requires an iPhone 5 or newer. Registration is required and space is limited. whistlerlibrary.ca
SISTERS IN SPIRIT VIGIL FOR MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN AND GIRLS
October 4 | Welcome Pole in Village Common, Whistler
October 4th is a day where we honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. Let’s honour the families and those we have lost. Listen to speakers at the Welcome Pole, then walk through the Village Stroll to Whistler Olympic Plaza singing the Woman’s Warrior Song. Attendees are encouraged to wear red or First Nation regalia and to bring hand drums or rattles. facebook.com/whistlersistersinspirit
– + ÷ = OPENING RECEPTION
October 5 | 7pm | The Gallery at the Arts Centre, Whistler
How can art help us question our perspectives and help us shine a light on our unconscious biases? How can it help us challenge and change the status quo? How do you see societal norms and sometimes rile against them? What makes you angry? What needs to be changed? This group exhibition showcases work that comments on the current political climate, raises awareness, and generates discourse about issues related to cultural identity and equality. Featuring art by Vancouver-based artist, Sandeep Johal. thegallerywhistler.com
SFU WRITER’S STUDIO WRITING CONSULTS
October 5 | 2-5pm | Whistler Public Library, Whistler
Need an expert opinion on your writing? The Simon Fraser University Writer’s Studio offers free one-on- one 45-minute consultations at Whistler Public Library. These writing consults take place on the first Thursday of each month, with consultation slots at 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. whistlerlibrary.ca
ALL ORIGINAL ORPHANS’ THANKSGIVING
October 7 | 6-11pm | The Point Artist-Run Centre, Whistler
Enjoy a delicious traditional turkey dinner and hear some of the Sea to Sky’s best original songwriters and bands as they bring the heritage lodge and its dance floor to life! Buy your tickets early. thepointartists.com
THANKSGIVING STREET ENTERTAINMENT
October 7-9 | 12-5pm | Whistler Olympic Plaza, Whistler
This Thanksgiving in Whistler Village, come face to face with sumptuous local music, whimsical roving owls, travelling acts from all over the world, and activities for all ages! Whistler Olympic Plaza will be bustling with free street entertainment all weekend long. artswhistler.com
INDIGENOUS TOUR AND TEA
October 8, 15 & 22 | 3-5pm | Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Whistler
Accompany Cultural Ambassador William Ritchie on an interpretive forest walk where the flora and fauna of the region are identified and discussed. The tour begins with a welcome song, inspiring 15-minute film, and guided tour through the museum exhibits and forest walk. Then sample traditional teas and bannock in the longhouse. Guests will leave with a tea sample and information booklet to take home and enjoy. slcc.ca
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL: GIRLS SPEAK UP!
October 11 | The Arts Centre, Whistler
In celebration of International Day of the Girl, three exceptional women will share stories that celebrate the power, creative voices, and unique place of girls in this world. Their stories challenge us to step up, speak out, and make a change. At home, at school, at work, and all around the world girls will likely face some form of discrimination simply because they are a girl. It’s sometimes unintentional, it can be meant as a joke, but in all instances it is harmful, and sometimes seriously harmful. The world is changing, but it’s happening slowly, and we need you to spot, challenge, and change the unfairness that exists here and around the globe. artswhistler.com.
WHISTLER WRITERS FESTIVAL
October 12-15 | Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler
Now in its sixteenth year, the Whistler Writers Festival brings together the very best Canadian and international authors for a weekend packed with readings, workshops, speaker panels, spoken word events, music, and more. whistlerwritersfest.com
October 12 | 8-10pm | The Arts Centre, Whistler
Part writing contest, part irreverent variety show, Comedy Quickies features bite-sized sketch, stand-up, songs, and monologues in a competition to see who can make us laugh the most. Cash and prizes are awarded for Best Comedy Writing, and the People’s Choice award for Best Act chosen by you! Moderators: Brandon Barrett and Ira Pettle. whistlerwritersfest.com.
TASTING THE DIVINE: COOKS WITH BOOKS
October 13 | 6:15-7:30pm | Audain Art Museum, Whistler
Meet chefs Caren McSherry, cookbook author and owner of The Gourmet Warehouse, and local entrepreneur Leah Garrad-Cole, author of her cookbook, It all Begins with Food at this social foodie event. Chefs dish about their books as you enjoy delicious appetizers from each of their cookbooks. Discover new recipes, pick up a cookbook, and enjoy a glass of wine or beer. whistlerwritersfest.com
WHISTLER WRITERS FESTIVAL WORKSHOP
FOR YOUNG WRITERS Kids
October 14 | 2:30-5:30pm | Whistler Public Library, Whistler
Susin Nielsen will talk about how she became a writer and do a short reading from one of her novels to open up a discussion on character and beginnings. She will then get participants to work in small groups to create their own unique protagonists, and, if there is time, put that protagonist into an original opening chapter. whistlerlibrary.com.
DOUG SAUNDERS IN CONVERSATION
October 15 | 11am-1pm | Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler
Enjoy a delicious brunch and indulge your literary cravings during a conversation between moderator Doug Saunders and Barbara Gowdy (Little Sister), Monia Mazigh (Hope Has Two Daughters), Frances Itani (That’s My Baby), Michael Harris (Solitude), and Lee Maracle (My Conversations with Canadians). whistlerwritersfest.com
AUTHOR DR. JAMES MASKALYK LIFE ON THE GROUND FLOOR
October 19 | 6:30-8:30pm | Audain Art Museum, Whistler
This engaging book discusses Dr. Maskalyk’s work in emergency rooms in Toronto and Ethiopia; showing us the similarities and differences in doctoring between Canada and Africa. This gifted doctor has previously worked in South Sudan with Doctors Without Borders, an experience he captures in his first book Six Months in Sudan. Enjoy a fascinating discussion of medicine, emergency rooms, humanitarian work, and literature. Books will be available for sale and signing. bookbuffet.com
ART LAB: PYROGRAPHY
October 19 | 6:30-8:30pm | 16+ | Cash bar | The Arts Centre, Whistler
For the beginner or intermediate, this course provides a full introduction to the decorative art of pyrography which involves using a specialized electrically-heated pen to burn designs on natural materials. The instructor will demonstrate various techniques and allow time for participants to experiment with different lines, textures, and shading. artswhistler.com
FREE DROP-IN LANTERN MAKING
October 21 | 10am-1pm | The Arts Centre, Whistler
Drop in and design your own lantern! Bring your friends and family and come create with us. Drop-ins are free and lantern materials will be provided. Bring your own battery-powered candle or purchase one onsite. Get creative and bring some of your own materials like decorative paper and photos. artswhistler.com. Bring your lantern to the Winter Solstice Celebration, December 21!
FREE FAMILY FUN: GLOBE LANTERNS WORKSHOP
October 21 | 2-4pm | The Arts Centre, Whistler
Transform a simple balloon into an amazing lantern. Learn how to use tissue paper and fun bits and bobs to create a one-of- a-kind art piece. This workshop is suitable for all ages and families are welcome. Families can collect and bring their own natural decorations. Please RSVP. All supplies included. artswhistler.com. Bring your lantern to the Winter Solstice Celebration, December 21!
PEMBERTON SECONDARY SCHOOL ANNUAL HAUNTED HOUSE
October 27 & 28 | 7-9pm | Pemberton Secondary School, Pemberton
Join the Pemberton Secondary School drama crew for their annual, terrifying, and of course, dramatic haunted house. All proceeds aid in funding upcoming performances. sd48pemberton.org
TOUR AND CRAFT – WEAVE A SALISH BRACELET
October 28 | 2-4pm | Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Whistler
Join Salish Weaver Allison Burns Joseph at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for an afternoon of cedar and wool weaving! The afternoon begins with a welcome song, inspirational 15-minute film, and guided tour through the museum. Next you will be invited into our longhouse for a workshop in weaving cedar and wool together to create a Salish bracelet. slcc.ca
BEYOND THE BRUSH: MIXED MEDIA TECHNIQUES
WITH KATHLEEN AINSCOUGH
October 28 | 9am-3pm | Bowen Island Community School, Bowen Island
Connect to your creative possibilities through new techniques with mixed media. Find your unique style through experiments with acrylic paints, gels and mediums, stencils, transfers, collage, metal leaf, and more. Students will work on a variety of surfaces and have the opportunity to try many unusual and less traditional tools. biac.ca
HALLOWEEN FUN AT THE MUSEUM Kids
October 28 | 12-3pm | Pemberton & District Museum and Archive Society, Pemberton
There will be some spooky activities for kids including the Spooky School House, The Scary Shop Keeper, and a Freaky Scavenger Hunt. Bring your already carved Jack-O- Lantern to the judges and to see if yours is the spookiest of them all and don’t forget to enter the costume contest. pembertonmuseum.org
HALLOWEEN FACE PAINTING DEMONSTRATION
October 31 | 3:30-4pm | Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler
From zombies to fairies, pumpkins to werewolves, learn how to create spellbinding looks for your favourite costume. A professional face-painting artist will be on hand to share tips and techniques for achieving that perfect guise. fairmont.com/whistler
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.
Wednesdays starting October 4 | 6-8pm | The Arts Centre, Whistler
Improve your figure drawing skills by emulating the human form on paper with a live model present. Easels and boards will be provided. artswhistler.com
WILDLIFE AND INUKSHUK CARVING WORKSHOPS
Ongoing | Fathom Stone Art Gallery, Whistler
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
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 takes 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
ONGOING TOURS & ACTIVITIES
WHISTLER FARMERS MARKET
Sundays until October 8 | 11am-4pm | Upper Village, Whistler
The open air Whistler Farmers Market features local produce and art from the Sea to Sky corridor. Featuring tasty artisan foods, local artists, refreshing beverages, and live entertainment, the markets are a great day out for the family. whistlerfarmersmarket.org
ARTIST DEMOS AT THE FARMERS MARKET
Sundays until October 8 | 11am-4pm | Upper Village, Whistler
Every Sunday during the summer Mountain Galleries hosts a live painting demonstration with one of their talented artists, in conjunction with the Farmers Market. Artists include Andrea Moore dog portraiture, Fran Solar contemporary metal weaving and sculpture, Roy Hinz stone sculpture, and Doria Moodie Bear portraits. Stop by to view and chat to our artists about their work and inspiration. mountaingalleries.com
WHISTLER STREET ENTERTAINMENT
Weekends until October 14 | Whistler Village, Whistler
Prepare to be entertained! Almost every weekend you can watch and take part in all the action on the Village Stroll including: live music, dance, circus, outdoor theatre shows, arts and crafts for kids, sporting displays, and live art competitions. artswhistler.com
WALK AND TALK TOURS
Wednesdays, 1pm | Thursdays & Fridays, 3pm
Saturdays & Sundays, 11am, 1pm & 3pm | Audain Art Museum, Whistler
Knowledgeable and friendly docents will provide visitors with an introduction to the Audain Art Museum and the treasures that are housed within its picturesque setting. Visitors will be encouraged to explore the galleries afterwards. audainartmuseum.com
CULTURE MAPS: SELF-GUIDED ARTS AND CULTURE TOURS
Self-Guided | Throughout the Sea to Sky Corridor
Want arts and culture at your fingertips? Arts Whistler’s Culture Maps are a catalyst for creative discovery. Discover public art, galleries, businesses that showcase local art, artist studios, architecture and heritage, and the Cultural Connector. Explore the digital map or pick up your printed guide at the Arts Centre. artswhistler.com/explore
LIVE MUSIC & OPEN MIC NIGHTS
OPEN MIC COMEDY NIGHT
First Monday of every month | 9pm | Crystal Lounge, Whistler
Local comics and lovers of comedy come together for a night of laughs. It’s an open stage so come one, come all. facebook.com/WhistlersCrystalLounge
Tuesdays | 9pm | The FireRock Lounge, Whistler
Grab your friends and head down to The FireRock Lounge to enjoy the best of Whistler’s beer and music. Locals Live showcases the best acoustic talent this town has to offer, in partnership with the Whistler Brewing Company. gibbonswhistler.com/firerock-lounge
Tuesdays | 9pm | Crystal Lounge, Whistler
So you wanna be a rock star? Arrive early to book your spot.
LOCAL LIVE MUSIC
Thursdays – Saturdays | 9pm | Crystal Lounge, Whistler
Looking for live music? Crystal Lounge is always hosting a variety of Whistler’s best local talent. facebook.com/WhistlersCrystalLounge
Wednesdays | 8pm | Crystal Lounge, Whistler
Enjoy local and professional comedians at Whistler’s Crystal Lounge for a side-splitting night of stand-up comedy.
AUDAIN ART MUSEUM, WHISTLER
EDWARD BURTYNSKY: THE SCARRED EARTH | On now – October 16
Over the past three decades, documentary photographer Edward Burtynsky has chronicled humanity’s influence over the earth’s surface. Scarred Landscapes is an intimate look at how we, as a species, have altered our physical landscape through resource extraction.
THE GALLERY AT THE ARTS CENTRE, WHISTLER
– + ÷ = | October 4-25 | Opening Reception October 5
How can art help us question our perspectives and help us shine a light on our unconscious biases? How can it help us challenge and change the status quo? How do you see societal norms and sometimes rile against them? What makes you angry? What needs to be changed? This group exhibition showcases work that comments on the current political climate, raises awareness and generates discourse about issues related to cultural identity and equality. With special guest, Vancouver-based artist, Sandeep Johal.
WHISTLER MUSEUM, WHISTLER
THE WHISTLER QUESTION: 1978-1985 | On now – November 30
Explore the history of Whistler in the 1970s and 80s through the photographs used to cover the stories of the day, including the construction of the Whistler Village, sporting events, parades, festivals, and local portraits. You might just find someone or something you recognize!
SQUAMISH PUBLIC LIBRARY, SQUAMISH
SEAN CLAYTON, TASMIN MILLER & PENELOPE KALOPISI KENNEDY
October 3 – October 30
Sean Clayton presents Psychedelic Landscapes featuring a series of pen drawings and acrylic paintings. The Tasmin Miller and Penelope Kalopisi Kennedy showcase Rhythms of Nature will feature weavings.
MO & TONY RAINBOW AND THE SEA TO SKY POTTERS GUILD
October 31 – November 27
Mo & Tony Rainbow present Families in Parks & Landscapes an exhibit featuring oil, acrylics, and photography. Also enjoy the Sea to Sky Potters Guild special raku pottery group showcase.
THE GALLERY @ ARTISAN SQUARE, BOWEN ISLAND
BIAC ANNIVERSARIES CELEBRATION EXHIBIT | On now – October 15
Celebrating Bowen Island Arts Council’s 30th anniversary, as well as the 20th anniversary of The Gallery @ Artisan Square, BIAC presents a selection of pieces from retired provincial court judge Ian Henley’s personal collection of art by Bowen Island artists.
TAKE ANOTHER SEAT | October 19 – November 19
Come view and bid on one-of- a-kind chairs painted by Bowen Island artists. The live auction and reception will be Saturday, November 18, with partial proceeds supporting Bowen Island Arts Council.
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.