Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 6 p.m., Maurice Young Millennium Place
Whistler Public Art Tour
Whistler’s art scene is rich, vibrant and embedded within the community’s mountain culture. Whistler’s public art program was created by municipal Council in 1996. Since that time, volunteers have shaped the program and the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) has commissioned art through juried competitions. Whistler’s private sector has also created public art projects. Also, as part of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the organizing committee (VANOC) commissioned an art legacy that was donated to the municipality. The municipal, private sector and VANOC art projects are highlighted in this section of the municipality’s website.
For each public art project, enter the three digit ART-ID# to link to project information, including photos, video and audio features.
In addition to this section online, there are four ways to learn about Whistler’s public art which are integrated into this tour:
- A full colour printed brochure and map that briefly highlights each piece for a walking, cycling or driving tour (ask your concierge, the Village Host or the Whistler Information Centre for a copy);
- Interpretive signage on site at each piece that briefly describes the art;
- An audio application for users to call 604-935-8215, enter in a three digit ID number, and listen to a description about the piece;
- A QR application for users to scan from their smart phone, enter a three digit ID number to view a detailed written description and link to video and/or artist websites from their mobile device; and
- An online public art section at whistler.ca/tour so site visitors can do a virtual tour from their home computer.
Click on the maps below to view locations for Whistler's Public Art Tour:
To get started, link back to the tour page, enter a three digit ID and learn more about each public art project.