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Art and Culture Finds Its Place in Whistler

Poetry readings at Council meetings, Art Battles in nightclubs, ski and snowboard-centric Photography Showdowns, Symphony Orchestras on the Great Lawn, sculptures by the trail, writing workshops on the lake, spray-painted train wrecks in the forest, occasional outbursts of knitting graffiti on the lamp-posts… Whistler’s Cultural Renaissance might have found its most exciting premises with the forthcoming Audain Art Museum, a world-class collection of Canadian and First Nations art, due to open in 2015, but it’s not the only place to experience the art, culture and inspiration that anchors Whistler’s wild side.

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Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

It’s an Aboriginal Museum, a showcase of living culture, and a multiple award winning facility that is constantly ranked as one of Whistler’s most authentic must-do experiences. Talk to people. Make crafts. Touch everything. In winter, you can even get out into the forest with a special cultural snowshoe tour.

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Festivals of the Arts

The Whistler Readers and Writers Festival, held in October, brings famous authors to town to discuss their latest works, while aspiring wordsmiths can dive into a mix of seminars and workshops. Likewise film buffs will love the critically acclaimed films from around the world on show at the Whistler Film Festival each December.

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Whistler Museum

Discover how a small remote valley came to be one of the most famous resorts in the world. The Museum shows equal appreciation for pioneers, resort builders Olympians and black bears, as visiting kids who want to go through the tickle trunk and hold an Olympic torch.

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Fine Art Galleries

When your Sensory Overload buttons are blinking red from the outdoor stimulus duck into one of the resort’s art galleries. Masterfully crafted sculptures, masks, and painting invite quiet contemplation and offer visual inspiration on a more contained scale.

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World Ski and Snowboard Festival

It is well known that landscape strongly influences the arts and The World Ski and Snowboard Festival has a strong lineup of mountain culture events tom complement the ski and snowboard competitions. Don't miss the State of the Art gallery, the 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown and the 72 Hour Photography Showdown where highly original visual art, film and photography projects go on display, many for the first time.

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Artwalk

When Artwalk rolls into town every summer, it turns all available wall space in cafes, restaurants, banks, even real estate offices, into an art invasion that you can stumble upon as you grab a latte or trace through the Village on your own meandering art-quest.

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The Point Artist-Run Centre

The historic Cypress Lodge on Alta Lake and former Youth Hostel has been reclaimed as a community-run art space, a haven for grassroots creative programming, with one of the best docks and lakeside views in all of Whistler. Walk, bike, or paddle to the site to take in live music performances, readings, exhibits and summer camps.

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