Whistler's rich collection of public art is displayed throughout Whistler Village, Whistler's parks, the Valley Trail and more.
The public art program was established in 1996, and today includes a total of 55 public and private art pieces showcased throughout the community.
Other ways to learn about Whistler's public art:
- Take a virtual tour of the Public Art in Whistler Village.
- Download the Whistler Village Tour Map and Whistler Valley Tour Map.
- View interpretive signage on site that briefly describes each piece.
- Access an audio application at 604-935-8215 and listen to a description about each piece using its three-digit ID number..
Featured art: A Timeless Circle by Susan Point
One of the newest additions to the public art program is A Timeless Circle by internationally renowned artist Susan Point.
The sculpture was unveiled in Whistler Village in March 2016.
A Timeless Circle is a multifaceted bronze sculpture that was awarded through a public competition by the community’s Public Art Committee to celebrate Whistler’s involvement in the 2010 Winter Games.
A Timeless Circle is on display beside the Maury Young Arts Centre (formerly Millennium Place) at 4335 Blackcomb Way.
Featured art: Thunderbird
A new First Nations public art piece, Thunderbird, was created by Squamish Nation artist Sinámkin – Jody Broomfield. It is located at the east end of the Upper Village Stroll at Chateau Boulevard and acts as a landmark to draw visitors through the Upper Village to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) and beyond onto the rest of the Cultural Connector route.
Sinámkin constructed Thunderbird using high-grade durable aluminum. The sculpture sits atop a three-metre high cylinder and illuminates at night. The piece pays homage to the Squamish Nation legend of Black Tusk Mountain and how it became what it is today.
Featured art: Jeri by James Stewart
A new sculpture was temporarily added to Whistler’s growing collection of art in public spaces in June 2016.
Named Jeri, the significant bronze sculpture by artist James Stewart is located on the Cultural Connector route, near Fizsimmons Bridge on land informally known as Peace Park. Stewart has generously loaned the sculpture for display in Whistler for at least a year.
The public art piece depicts a man reposing after performing as a Capoeira dancer/fighter in Jericoacoara, Brazil; his body is alive yet he is in a satiated, balanced posture before he springs alive again.