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Whistler's Piano Fundraiser & Artisan Market

Whistler mountain at night

The Point's Black and White Fundraiser Party

Howard, the 100-year old piano, needs some restoration. This upright piano has called The Point Artist-Run Centre it’s home for most of its life and now it’s time for a make-over.

The Point is hosting a Black and White Fundraiser Party on January 22nd to help pay for repairs on Howard. Dress up in black and white to honour Howard’s new keys! The evening is set to feature a dinner as well as performances by local pianists -- Severson, Rosalind Steel, Garth Mosbaugh, and Vancouver musician Doc Fingers. Come celebrate Howard and enjoy a night of classic entertainment.

Tickets for the fundraiser are $30 with dinner for adults, $20 for children or $15 for the show only and $10 for kids. You can also walk away from the event with an old key from Howard the piano for only $10. Get tickets at Armchair Books or online at

The Point Artist-Run Centre is located on the shores of Alta Lake, close to Rainbow Park, with one of the most stunning views Whistler has to offer. You can sit in the lodge with a cup of coffee, live music playing, and local art surrounding you on the walls, and a million-dollar view of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains across the lake. You can see why this is a place has attracted pioneers, visitors, and artists for over 60 years.

Getting to The Point Artist-Run Centre is an easy 10 or 15 minute bike ride from Whistler Creekside, or a 30 to 45 minute walk, on the Valley Trail.

Winter market

Made in Whistler Winter Artisan Market

Whistler is home to many talented artists who make, paint, craft, carve, and create all sorts of beautiful artwork. And now it’s easier than ever before to take home a piece of Whistler home with you. Every Saturday, 12pm - 6pm, until April 1st, The Made In Whistler Winter Artisan Market pops up at The Westin Resort & Spa in Whistler Village, where artisans gather to display and sell their unique, handmade wares. Escape from the cold and explore jewellery, pottery, fine art, unique fashions, artisanal foods and more – support local artists and buy one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones.

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Photo Credit: Mike Crane