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Friday, July 24, 2015

Take a cultural journey through Whistler; resort welcomes Audain Art Museum this fall


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Whistler B.C. – A cultural journey is ingrained in the Whistler experience, with arts and culture woven into the community’s tapestry.

The resort boasts a vibrant arts and culture scene, with a multitude of offerings, from poetry readings to live art battles and photography showdowns, to orchestras in the park, public art displays, gallery exhibits and more.

A new and exciting art installment for the area is the soon-to-open Audain Art Museum, founded by Vancouver home builder/art connoisseur Michael Audain.

The Audain Art Museum will hold a vast collection of British Columbian produced artwork, including one of Canada’s most impressive Emily Carr collections, including ‘The Crazy Stair’, recently sold at auction for a record breaking $3.3 million. Renowned Vancouver photographer Jeff Wall will host the inaugural display in the museum's temporary exhibition space, which will feature an ever-changing range of exhibits from leading museum's across the globe. The Audain Art Museum – Whistler’s newest cultural attraction – is scheduled to open November 21, 2015, for more information CLICK HERE.

Whistler locals and visitors have been enjoying the array of live music, art and entertainment thanks to ArtWalk 2015, running until August 31. The summer series features the work of more than 60 local artists, across pop-up and traditional galleries, roving performances and outdoor art exhibitions throughout the resort. Pick up the official ArtWalk guide (located at Millennium Place and all ArtWalk locations) to collect seven stickers from participating venues and go in the draw to win the grand prize. ArtWalk places guests in the driver’s seat to choose their unique art inspired journey, for more information CLICK HERE.

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) is dedicated to the rich history and traditions of local First Nations, the Squamish Nation and the Lil’wat Nation. Embracing the mountains, the water and the people of the area, visitors to the centre will learn about traditional song and dance as well as weaving, ancient markings, tattoos and more. Every Tuesday night until September 29, the SLCC will host a tasty summer BBQ series. For more information CLICK HERE.

The Point is an artist-run centre, nurturing artistic excellence in Whistler, by offering affordable work space, assisting in arts education, running various events and workshops, and engaging with the broader community through collaborative projects. Saturday’s at The Point, running until September 5, is an exciting event featuring live music, art shows and food and drinks for the ultimate art infused lakeside summer après. For more information CLICK HERE.

The natural wonder of Whistler has a way of inspiring, nurturing and drawing like-minded souls together. This is seen in Whistler’s extensive calendar of events, public art galleries, museums and workshops. Read more about Whistler’s unique mountain culture from the Whistler Insider. And if you’re looking for inspiration for an arts-inspired Whistler vacation, check out Tourism Whistler’s itinerary of the best places for an all-out art immersion.

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Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

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