Through the Street Banner Art Program, artists create unique banners for the lampposts throughout Whistler Village, Creekside and Meadow Park.
Summer and Winter series are displayed for two seasons and then offered to the public for purchase. Revenue from the banner sales contributes to future public art projects.
2023 to 2024 Winter banners
Congratulations to Andrea Mueller, the artist of the winter banner series.
Mueller’s theme, Local Wildlife, has designs featuring animal species in our region: Black Bear cub, Barred Owl, Grizzly Bear, Whiskey Jacks, Ravens, Red Fox, Grey Wolf, and Western Moose. The banners use cool tones and dark, silhouetted trees.
“I am hopeful viewers are reminded of a personal experience in nature, fall in love with earth a little bit more and inspire conservation and protection,” said Mueller.
Please watch for our next banner call to artists for our summer-themed banners in December.
Banners on Ted Nebbeling Bridge
Inspired by the strength of the designs submitted to the 2022 spring/summer Street Banner Art Program, six artists were asked if they would consider editing the format of their designs to become banners for the Ted Nebbeling Bridge, the pedestrian bridge where the Village Stroll crosses Village Gate Boulevard in Whistler Village. These banners are by Andrea Mueller, Angela Seear, Anna Cowper, Lori Van Dyk, Lou O’Brien and Maxine Wolodko are currently on display. The works fit within the summer landscape theme.
Past Competition Winners
The competition for the Fall/Winter 2021/2022 series was won by artist Maxine Wolodko for her proposal “‘Birds of Winter.” Thank you to Maxine for two wonderful winter seasons of ‘Birds of Winter’. These banners have now been retired and are available for purchase.
The competition for the Spring/Summer 2019 series was won by artist Brooke Allen for her proposal “‘Explore More.”
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”.
Funding for the lamppost banner program is covered by the Province of British Columbia’s Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) program, which invests in growing tourism.
The banner program has existed for almost 30 years. To see other past street banners, view the RMOW Street Banner Catalogue.