Creative Arts

Whistler is a community of creatives of all kinds. Hello, inner child, come out and play.

Arts Whistler Backdrop Sessions: Helen Wojcik

There's something in the water... or the mountains that make Whistler artists a whole other breed, check out the latest Arts Whistler spotlight on painter, Helen Wojcik.

The Power of Art: Discovering Chili Thom’s Trees

How the brushstrokes of beloved Whistler artist Chili Thom continue to inspire, influence and connect us with nature.

Arts Whistler Backdrop Sessions: Isobel MacLaurin

She's 85 years old with a sparkle in her eye - Isobel MacLaurin is an artist through and through. Take a moment to let this legendary Whistler local warm your heart.

Hands-on Culture: Learning from the Squamish and Lil’wat People

Weaving and drum-making workshops are more than creative exercises – they are a way to connect with First Nations culture in an intimate setting, with plenty of time for questions.

Retreat, Relax, Write: Whistler’s Writers Adventure Camp

Writer Erin Steel found instruction, inspiration and community at this writers camp with-a-difference, held in a restored fishing lodge on the shores of Alta Lake, Whistler.

Artist Kate Zessel: Slopes to Studio

Artist and illustrator Kate Zessel has followed her dream to live and work in the mountains - her motto ‘Work Hard, Dream Big, Stay Humble’ says it all.

Arts Whistler Backdrop Sessions: Andrea Mueller

Lions, tigers and bears – just another day creating for artist Andrea Mueller. Made of hot pinks, vibrant blues and electric yellows, these aren’t your Grandma’s wildlife paintings.

Mountains as Muse: Artist Jessa Gilbert and her Splitboard Studio

The wilderness of Whistler’s backcountry is both inspiration and studio for artist Jessa Gilbert, who draws, paints and plans her works right on the skin track.

Arts Whistler Backdrop Sessions: Heidi Denessen

Mixed media artist Heidi Denessen shares her journey and advice in the latest installment of Arts Whistler's Backdrop Sessions.

Arts Whistler Backdrop Sessions: Denise Hughes

Local artisan Denise Hughes can't get enough of BC's natural beauty, inspired by nature to craft functional and beautiful pottery pieces.

Extreme Pumpkins: Pow Turns Aren’t the Only Thing We Carve in Whistler

Top tips for carving the most ghoulishly grim Halloween pumpkin from pro Josee St Armour, plus a wrap up of Halloween events for 2016.
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