Public Art Program

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) created the Whistler Public Art Program in 1996 to support the cultivation of the arts in the community. Since that time, artwork has been created for the municipality and private sector throughout the Village, Village North, Upper Village and Whistler Creek, as well as on the Valley Trail.

Public Art Tour

Learn about Whistler’s public art through a virtual tour, QR codes, audio tours, brochures and interpretive signage.

Public Art Tour

Street Banner Art

The Resort Municipality of Whistler oversees a program in which local artists create unique banners for the light posts in Whistler Village. Learn more about the Street Banner Art program.

Street Banner Art

Valley Trail Public Art Competition

Periodically, the RMOW and the Public Art Committee invite artists to submit proposals for a project to be developed along a section of the Valley Trail. The competition is open to all artists, craftspeople and designers, as well as to individuals and teams.

The intent of the project is to:

  • Introduce art along a prominent, well-used route
  • Develop art that is inspired by its place
  • Involve residents, visitors and community organizations in the art creation process.

Past projects have created art in the Alpine, Whistler Cay, Creekside and Alta Lake neighbourhoods.

Poetry Competition

Every April the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s Public Art Committee invites writers to submit original poems for the Poet’s Pause Poetry Competition and Mayor’s Poetry Challenge. Read the winning poems from 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Poetry Competition