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.
Spring/Summer 2019 and 2020
The competition for the 2019/2020 spring/summer series was won by artist Brooke Allen for her proposal, “Explore More”.
The theme “Explore More” will be illustrated using a variety of eye wear that is worn during the spring and summer while enjoying all that Whistler has to offer —glasses, sunglasses, goggles, and binoculars. Each banner focuses on different activities including mountain biking, hiking, the Village Stroll, glacier sports, gondola tours, and festivals and events.
Past Competition Winners
The competition for the Fall/Winter 2018 series was won by artist Claire Ryan for her proposal, “The Ultimate Winter Weekend in Whistler”.
The competition for the Spring/Summer 2017 series was won by artist Laura Bifano for her proposal “‘Whistler Vistas."
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".
To see other past street banners, view the RMOW Street Banner Catalogue 2019
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 to the Municipal Art Fund.
View the Whistler Banner Bags Information Sheet.