Arts Whistler has kindly let us share these fantastic videos introducing Whistler artists – you can see the original Backdrop Sessions post on The Gallery at the Arts Centre website.

The Gallery at Millennium Place chats with Whistler artist Cheryl Massey.

Cheryl Massey’s modeling career took her all over the world but in the end it was Whistler she decided to call home. Her love for and experience skiing made the move an easy decision and saw her through a stint in snow school. Years later she started working with natural materials and found a passion for weaving’s rich history and connection to time and nature. Now she transforms anything from red cedar bark to kelp into beautiful and unique baskets, hats, wall hangings and more in her cozy Whistler studio.

Cheryl Massey Weavings

Watch the other videos here:
Baz Carolan, graphic artist | Linda Davies, lampwork artist | Vincent Massey, stonewear artist

‘Tis the season for arts in Whistler with events, workshops and more on all autumn long! Get inspired for your dive into the local arts scene and plan your visit on


Nikkey got her start in Whistler as an outdoor guide and the habit of talking about the place has clearly stuck. Whistler’s general laid-back lifestyle and immediate access to fun is what’s kept her around. When not hanging out on the Whistler Insider team Nikkey works as a freelance creative for outdoor and wellness brands. Nikkey’s favourite Whistler animal is the marmot- she just wants to pinch those fluffy cheeks! (but never would because she respects wildlife and really likes having her fingers attached to her hands.)