Opening Reception – ArtWalk Whistler
Join the Whistler Arts Council for the Opening Reception Celebration for ArtWalk! Thursday, July 5, 6:30-9pm
ArtWalk is a celebration of arts in Whistler for art lovers, community and visitors. Over 40 host venues open their doors to introduce their new exhibitions and artists throughout the summer months. With live entertainment throughout the village stroll, special offers at various participating businesses, and ArtWalk hot spots presenting a selection of Bearfoot wine and Whistler Brewing, ArtWalk opening reception makes for a great night out on the town.
Join the Ladies in Red for a free guided tour or pick up a copy of the evening program guide and follow the Little Red Flags on a self-guided tour. The evening is filled with live entertainment, engaging roving characters, children’s activities and an array of artist demonstrations including live carving, pottery, wheel and fibre art demonstrations, plus more. Maps and guides are available at participating venues, Millennium Place and the Whistler Visitor Information Centre or by calling 604.935.8410.
The village wide opening reception has something for everyone including; live musical entertainment with Big Mountain Rhythm, Jon Burr and Dr. Dave, live art demonstrations by Lani Imre, Lauren Ritz, Kris Kupskay, Kathleen Tennock and carving by Wade Baker. Dancers and roving characters, guided tours, face painting, balloon twisting and children’s crafts line the village stroll. Don’t miss out on any of the art and special offers, make sure to get your copy of the evening program guide and meet at the Fire Rock Lounge in the Westin at 8:30pm to watch fire spinners in action (program guides are available at ArtWalk locations and at Millennium Place).
NEW – Celebration of Arts Weekend – July 6 – July 8. Following the opening reception on July 5, the village will come alive in celebration of the arts. Musicians and roving characters will entertain the crowds. Check out local artists compete at the Whistler Arts Councils’ 3rd Annual “Paint-Off”, take advantage of daily guided ArtWalk tours, view live art demonstrations including carving, pottery and textiles.
NEW – “Paint and Shoot Skate Jam” - On Sunday, July 8. Visit the Whistler Skate Park to see live graffiti artists painting from 9am – 1pm and skate session starting at 2pm – 4pm. Check out D.J. Rob Baanks and a special appearance by the Vancouver band Multiple Partners.
NEW DATE! Function Junction Block pARTy – Thursday, July 26 6:30pm – 9:00pm.
ArtWalks’ biggest party happens each summer in Function Junction. This eclectic neighbourhood comes alive with live and interactive art by local artists including living murals, artisans, Delish pie eating contest; face painting, children’s crafts, acrobatics and more. The main stage will include performances by Jon Burr, Ivan The Terrible, Rapido and Where’s Taran. This party will surely offer a unique insider perspective into an area recently coined by locals as the “Heart of Whistler”. Bring your bike or roller skates to get to all the venues and have some fun along the way.