The GOODS from Arts Whistler
Whistler, BC | Arts Whistler is shining a spotlight on Whistler’s arts scene in March. 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: BUILDING BRAND AWARENESS
March 2 | 7pm-9pm | The Arts Centre
Elevate your brand with the help of Virginia-Rae Choquette from Cloud 9 Marketing. Learn the ins and outs of guerrilla marketing, measuring success, and breaking down the different types of digital advertising. Cash bar.
ARTS WHISTLER LIVE!: ALYSHA BRILLA
March 3 | 8pm | The Arts Centre
Alysha Brilla is an artist with an old soul, a new sound, and a voice as unique as it is impactful. The two-
time JUNO-nominated artist brings her talents to Arts Whistler Live!, Friday, March 3 at the Arts Centre. As our world experiences some socio-political turmoil, Brilla’s thought provoking and socially conscious musical themes are just what the doctor ordered.
ARTS WHISTLER LIVE!: LION BEAR FOX
March 15 | 8pm | The Arts Centre
One part folk, one part rock, a pinch of gospel, and a dash of growl, Vancouver’s indie-rock band, Lion Bear Fox, brings their gripping and dynamic music to Arts Whistler Live! Wednesday, March 15 at the Arts Centre. Lion Bear Fox features lush acoustic guitars book-ended by buzzing electrics and screaming organs; all tied together by rich percussion and three voices in harmony. It’s an intoxicating performance you won’t soon forget.
YOGA AT THE AUDAIN
March 15 | 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.
KIDS KONNECT TOURS
March 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.
FAMILY STUDIO SUNDAY: COLOURING BOOK CREATION
March 19 | 1pm | Audain Art Museum
Let the inspiration and creativity flow in our art-making studio! Black and White never looked so good! Our artists and facilitators will show you how repetition and contrast can not only make wonderful compositions but melt your stress away! Design your own colouring book and share your creations with others.
ELEMENTS OF EMILY – SPRING BREAK KIDS CAMP
March 20 – 24 | Audain Art Museum
In this camp students will investigate the seven elements of art while exploring Carr’s artistic techniques and expression. Children will hone their skills in drawing and painting, all while finding inspiration in nature.
SPRING BREAK THEATRE AND ARTS CAMP
March 20 – 24 | 9am-5pm | The Arts Centre
Explore improvisation, singing, dancing, acting, painting, and crafting. Design backdrops, create costumes and put on a show. Camps include fun outings and a mini performance at 2:30pm on Friday. In partnership with LB Productions.
March 20 – 31 | 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.
WHISTLER MUSEUM SPEAKER SERIES
March 22 | 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.
AUDAIN ART SAFARI
March 27 – 31 | Audain Art Museum
Whales, ravens and bears, oh my! Track the animals of beautiful British Columbia through their influences on historic and contemporary art. Using a variety of different techniques such as drawing, collage, paint and mixed media children will be introduced to new ways of looking at and approaching subject matter.
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.
YOGA IN THE LONGHOUSE
Fridays, 9:30am-10:30am | Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
Join us for Yoga in the Longhouse with White Gold Yoga Studio. $5 Community Class.
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. artswhistler.com/explore
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.
ARTISTS IN ATTENDANCE: SHANNON FORD
Starts March 11 | Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Explore new work by Shannon Ford at the Artists in Attendance at the Mountain Galleries.
PAUL PAQUETTE SOLO EXHIBITION
March 11 – March 24 | Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Paul’s recent move to Squamish is sure to provide him with inspiration for fantastic new landscapes. His signature painterly style will draw you in to each and every piece.
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.
RICK BOND, DANA IRVING, AND JENNIFER SPARACINO GROUP EXHIBITION
March 25 – April 15 | Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
What do these artists have in common? Their bold use of colour for one! With varying subject matter, and wildly different brush work and techniques, there is sure to be something for everyone at this exciting group exhibition. Celebrate the end of winter, and the start to a new, colourful season at the exhibition opening March 25.
FOUR B’S, THREE MEDIA, SIX CONTINENTS
On now – March 16 | The Gallery at the Arts Centre
Inspired by the beautiful west coast, the four Whistler-based artists have painted together and apart in their varying media, with regular painting sessions together fuelled by wine and critiques. They share a love of travel, and in the past ten years between the four they have paid visits to Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, and various parts of North America. The perspectives of different people, places, and animals around the world have resulted in a lively and diverse set of images.
On now | 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.
JANE WATEROUS EXHIBITION
On now | 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.
On now – 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
On now – 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.