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Discover The Whistler Audain Art Museum this Winter

The Audain Art Museum is quickly coming up on its third year being open to the public. Officially opened on March 12th, 2016, the Audain Art Museum has easily meshed in with the Whistler arts and culture community, offering events and activities for visitors of every age to participate in all around the year.

Take a tour, guided by museum professionals, of the permanent collection or browse through the current exhibition by yourself. The Audain Art Museum's permanent collection offers the largest public collection of Emily Carr artwork and showcases many other celebrated Canadian artists.

Audain Art Museum Monthly Activities

January is the perfect time to stay in Whistler and drop by the Audain Art Gallery for a visit. There are plenty of great activities happening during the month that offer visitors a chance to get out of the cold, have fun, and learn a little bit. Most of these monthly activities are free to the Museum members and generally cost less than $20 to drop-in on, making it a reasonably priced way to spend the afternoon in Whistler!

First Friday

January 5th, 2018 | 5 PM - 7 PM

Are you looking to have a relaxing and informative Friday night? On the first Friday of each month, the Audain Art Museum holds a night of lively and informative programs that offer opportunities for discussion and hands-on engagement. Activities for the night vary every month but you can usually expect a selection of presentations, tours, performances, workshops, quizzes, and more.

Family Studio Sundays

January 7th | 12 PM - 4 PM

Spend Sunday with your family creating art projects inspired by exhibitions in the Audain. This once a month activity has artists and museum facilitators guiding kids and parents through a hands-on art project geared towards children 12 and under. Family Studio Sundays is a drop-in only so make sure to get there early because space is limited!

Whistler Audain Events

Yoga at the Audain

January 10th | 6 PM - 7:15 PM

Experience a guided yoga session that channels the different energy of artists and galleries in the Audain Art Museum. An experienced instructor will lead you through a session that is suitable for all skill levels and focuses on the convergence of art and yoga.

Third Thursday

January 18th | 5 PM - 7 PM

On the third Thursday of each month, the Audain Art Museum offers a deeper look into their permanent collection. You have a chance to learn more about the artwork and the artists who made them, while you also draw connections with larger art movements and the stories around them.

Stone and Sky: Canada’s Mountain Landscape

Present - February 26th, 2018

Don’t forget to check out the Audain’s ongoing exhibitions which usually only last for a few months before a new one come in for display. Right now, you can view the Stone and Sky: Canada’s Mountain Landscape exhibit until February 26th which features art from iconic Canadian artists, including Lawren Harris, Emily Carr, W.P. Weston, Edward Burtynsky, John Hartman, Gordon Smith, Kenojuak Ashevak, and more.

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane