Through the Street Banner Art Program, artists create unique banners for the light posts in Whistler. Each series is displayed for two seasons and then sold to the public. Revenue from banner sales contributes to future public art projects.
Past Competition Winners
The competition for the Spring/Summer 2017 series was won by artist Laura Bifano for her proposal “‘Whistler Vistas." The series features four landscape scenes from the area around Whistler. As the artist wrote, these are: “The wind swept granite and lingering snow of the high alpine around Black Tusk, the sunlit wildflowers of the Brandywine meadow, the beautiful Alexander Falls, and the mossy depths of the Ancient Cedars Trail.”
The competition for the Fall/Winter 2016 series was won by artist Sarah Turton, for her proposal “Winter in Motion.”
The competition for the Spring/Summer 2015 series was won by artist Sarah Turton. Her series was titled “Explore, Admire, Celebrate, Cruise".
The competition for the Fall/Winter 2014 series was won by artist Ron Denessen. His series was titled “Colours and Shapes of the Whistler Landscape” and was retired in April 2016.
To see other past street banners, view the RMOW Street Banner Catalogue 2017
Banners to Bags
The Banners to Bags program turns retired street banners into reusable bags, breathing new life into these banners. Now they can be enjoyed as reusable shopping bags, reducing our dependency on plastic bags.
Each bag is an artist’s unique creation and is a piece of Whistler’s cultural heritage. Local organizations, businesses, and visiting conferences have the opportunity of selling the bags as a product or fundraising item, with the remaining proceeds going towards the Municipal Art Fund.