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It’s Fall for Arts 2nd Season in Whistler!

Fall is coming and we all know what that means... It’s time for Fall for Arts in Whistler! This is no regular event but more of the feeling in the Village. For a full season Whistler locals and visitors will be able to explore all things art and culture.

Whistler Art Galleries

Returning for it’s second year, Fall for Arts is boasting even more events and activities happening throughout Whistler and the Sea to Sky Corridor. Expect 3 months full of creative workshops, gallery viewings, heritage walks, live music, festivals, art markets, movie screenings, and so much more.

Fall for Arts Whistler

The official opening weekend to Whistler’s Fall for Arts is August 31st, 2017. The beginning of the long weekend kicks off the season with a variety of different events all throughout the corridor, including free performances over the weekend by Jann Arden and The Booms Booms. There’s plenty happening for the opening, you can find the whole opening day event schedule at Arts Whistler.

Missed opening weekend? Don’t worry there’s still a full season to take advantage of all the events and activities happening in Whistler. Here are just a few of the things happening you can do this month in Whistler for Fall for Arts.

Arts Whistler Culture Maps

Right off the bat, you don’t even need an event to experience the art and culture in Whistler. You can take it into your own hands with the Arts Whistler Culture Maps. Choose your own route as you walk around Whistler finding cultural points, art galleries, public art, museums, and other interesting pieces of Whistler.

You can find Culture Maps in hardcopy form at the Maury Young Arts Centre or find them online at the Arts Whistler website.

Whistler Beer Festival WVBF

Whistler Village Beer Festival

This September 13th to 17th, the Whistler Village Beer Festival returns for a five-day celebration of craft beer. You can join in on all the festivities held at venues throughout Whistler Village. If you’re a fan of beer, you won’t want to miss the Main Event at the Whistler Olympic Plaza on Saturday and Sunday. Sample from over 120 beers from 50+ breweries, listen to live music, and enjoy activities with a beautiful view of Whistler’s mountains.

Head over to Gibbons Whistler to find out more about all the cask nights, seminars, brunches, beer yoga, barbecues, and more.

Hear and Now

Enjoy local music? Well, Hear and Now is here to make sure you get your yearly dose of Whistler musicians now! This local music festival takes place in Whistler’s Village Square. Come out and celebrate Whistler’s bumping music scene with two days full of new and old local talents in the Sea to Sky music scene. Whether you’re just passing by or dancing the day away, it’s worth checking out the 2nd year of Hear and Now this September 23rd & 4th.

You can learn more about the Hear and Now and the artists playing at Arts Whistler.

Whistler Village Public Art

BC Culture Days

Come out to the Audain Art Museum this September 29, 30, and October 1 to celebrate BC Culture Days at the provincial launch event in Whistler. Participate in the opening ceremony and then celebrate the thriving arts and culture scene in Whistler for the rest of the weekend. Explore different Whistler venues with the Arts Whistler Culture Maps and experience exhibitions, public art, and workshops throughout Whistler. There will also be a live art making challenge for youth.

Check out Arts Whistler for more information on the event or the official BC Culture Days website for more about the occasion.

And those are just a few of the things to do in Whistler this month. There’s still much more events coming up in October and November, including Cornucopia, Whistler Writers Festival, Arts Whistler Holiday Market, and the Whistler Film Festival.

Photo Credit: Whistler Tourism