Whistler Village Beer Festival unveils music lineup 

Arts news: Arts Whistler employees hand over their art collection; call out for Teeny Tiny art

click to enlarge The Whistler Village Beer Festival has six bands performing throughout the weekend this year. Photo by Abby Cooper
  • The Whistler Village Beer Festival has six bands performing throughout the weekend this year. Photo by Abby Cooper

The Whistler Village Beer Festival is ramping up its musical offerings this year.

While most people buy tickets to the Main Event primarily for the beer (this year there will be 70 breweries and 140 different beers to taste), they will also be able to catch six music acts on Sept. 14 and 15, organizers announced on Monday, July 8.

"We are thrilled with the diverse lineup of music we have for the main event," says Katrina Frew, director of festivals and events with Gibbons Whistler, which puts on the event, in an email. "From up-and-coming Vancouver bands and artists to Whistler favourites, we really do have something for everyone. It's definitely a party you won't want to miss."

The lineup includes Kelowna's Lucky Monkey kicking off the party on Saturday followed by Vancouver six-piece Small Town Artillery, and Old Soul Rebel, a blues-rock group that recently appeared on CTV's The Launch.

Then, on Sunday, Live in the House, a funk and house band, will start off Day 2 followed by Whistler favourites Blame the Weekend and local rockers Red Chair.

Tickets for the festival's main tasting event are $60 to $80 for the weekend and $35 for Sunday, Sept. 15. For more information on the festival—and to see the other events taking place—gibbonswhistler.com/festivals-events/whistler-village-beer-festival.

Arts Whistler staff lends art to new show

The staff of Arts Whistler had an unusual job to do this summer: clear off their walls and hang their art collection at work.

The new show at The Gallery in the Maury Young Arts Centre, launching on Saturday, July 13, is aptly called Off the Wall—The Occupational Hazards of Working at Arts Whistler. It features "eclectic pieces from artists in the Sea to Sky and further afield—featuring some favourite, familiar artists and some for you to discover," gleaned from employees' personal collections.

The show will run until Aug. 28 with an opening art party on July 26 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Submit teeny tiny art

The deadline to submit tiny art for Arts Whistler's Teeny Tiny Show is quickly approaching.

Sea to Sky artists (from Bowen Island to Mount Currie) can fill out a submission form and drop off their three-inch by three-inch (7.6 cm-by-7.6 cm) pieces at the Maury Young Arts Centre by Aug. 12.

Almost all mediums are accepted—except for jewelry—but they must meet the size criteria. Artists can submit up to four pieces.

To see the complete rules visit artswhistler.com/event/call-for-artist-teeny-tiny-show.


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