Creative Arts

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

Whistler Readers And Writers Fest: Snow, Love, Murder!!!

Murder in the mountains! Author Robin Spano based her last murder mystery novel right here in Whistler and she's coming to town to talk about it as part of the 12th annual Whistler Readers & Writers Festival set for October 18-20, 2013.

Whistler Children’s Festival – 30 Years Young

The older you get the more you realize how awesome it is to be a kid. And, for a kid, there's very few things awesomer than the 30th annual Whistler Children's Festival which hits town July 13-14 2013.

#WhistlerUnfiltered Behind the Photo: Shark Attack

Periodically throughout the summer The Insider will track down the stories (and people) behind some of the #WhistlerUnfiltered images. This week we talk Sharks, beer and skateboarding with Alex from Spain.

Whistler Art Workshops on the Lake Kick Off Summer

It's not the typical jock-vs-art-geeks scene up in Whistler. Most of our Jocks are Art Geeks. And you can be one too– Art on the Lake Workshops start this weekend.

Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival Survival Guide

The World Ski & Snowboard Festival is almost too much fun. If you want to survive all ten days, you need a good plan and some helpful tips.

Whistler Favourites with Artist Chili Thom

Whistler landscape artist and man-about-town Chili Thom walks The Insider through some of his favourite spots in Whistler and talks about living the dream.

Whistler Readers & Writers Festival

Autumn is the perfect time to cozy up with a book, but how about an author? The 11th annual Whistler Readers & Writers Festival has everything from intimate readings, kids workshops, live jazz and loud, public arguing.

Whistler Children’s Art Festival – The Kid in Us

The Whistler Children's Art Festival celebrates it's 29th year in town, making it the oldest kid ever. Get ready for a weekend of performances, crafts, laughs and a few dads dressed up in pink bird costumes...

Summer is an Art (and your kids are Picasso)

No one does summer as well as a kid. That sense of freedom, unplanned adventure and the soothing bliss that goes with two months off school is what the warm months are all about. Here are a ton of great ways to keep your kids stoked in Whistler this summer. And parents can relive a bit of that childhood freedom as well.

Whistler Street Entertainment – Live Art

Throughout the summer Whistler Village hosts free street entertainment, music and live art performances. For a behind the scenes glimpse The Insider asked local painter Andrea Mueller to keep a journal of her very first live art painting session.

Best Places to Inspire Your Next Masterpiece

Whistler has always had good fishing. And those who fish for big ideas and shimmery thoughts, armed only with pencils and notepads, have options a-plenty. We round up the best quiet nooks, inspiring spaces, and viewpoints to curl up with a notebook and unleash your inner word-nerd/poet/artist.
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