The outdoors may be Whistler’s claim to fame but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot going on in the arts and culture scene. Naturally, you’d expect the artists here to be inspired by the impressive landscapes, painting their days away with nature scenes. But not Baz Carolan (aka BAZ ONE), he’s broken free from the beaten path.
The Gallery at Millennium Place chats with Whistler visual artist Baz Carolan. VIDEOGRAPHER Ryan Regehr
Baz’s work may be heavily influenced by his native Ireland’s graffiti scene but it is the Whistler arts community that has helped him thrive. Starting with a solo show at the Crystal Gallery last year, he has since gone on to make the most out of any opportunity Whistler throws at him – this guy is putting his work out there and it’s getting his name known. We can’t wait to see what Baz does next!
BAZ ONE’s work in his signature bold and colourful style
Wait…who is Arts Whistler?
Glad you asked! Arts Whistler is the new name for the Whistler Arts Council. It’s a new name, a new look and a new direction with a focus on collaboration to grow the already busy arts, culture and heritage scene in Whistler. Check out their recently released Arts Scene to find out what’s on in Whistler over summer 2016.
From State of the Art during WSSF, Art Walk in the fall, a plethora of local galleries and the Farmers’ Market there are endless ways to engage with our local artists, check out Whistler.com for all the latest arts and culture info.