The Point is dedicated to incubating artistic excellence in Whistler through arts education, affordable live/work space, and collaborative projects that engage the broad community.
Upcoming Events at The Point Artist-Run Centre – Summer/Fall 2013
Old School Film Night
On Friday, November 15 The Point Artist-Run Centre presents an evening of film screenings by local filmmakers at the heritage lodge on Alta Lake that harkens back to the early days of film projection in the valley. Tickets are now available: Old School Film Night Tickets
Tickets are now available to the All Original Orphans’ Thanksgiving featuring a fine dinner, live and local original music, and dancing! Saturday, October 12, 7pm Tickets
Tickets are now available to the 2nd Annual Flag Stop Theatre & Arts Festival on Friday and Saturday, August 16 & 17! Flag Stop Tickets
Saturdays at The Point – Enjoy the lakeside site and heritage lodge through the lens of the arts – live music, art show, cafe, book shop, and more! July 6 – August 31, 12-6pm.
Works-in-Progress – Saturday evenings performance series, July 6, 27 & August 31. Artists from various disciplines present their current work in a fun and informal dinner theatre atmosphere. 7-11 pm. Tickets for Saturday, July 27
Summer Workshops – Children, Teen & Adult Workshops – Tuesdays and Wednesdays, July 9 – August 14. Music, theatre, improv, dance, painting, jewelry making & more! Register here
Flag Stop Theatre & Arts Festival – August 16-17, Original theatre works on outdoor stage, children’s performances, live music in the lodge, lantern boat procession and more!
The 2013 Alta Lake Ice-Break Raffle is now officially closed.
The ice broke on Tuesday, April 2nd and the barrel floated past The Point at 7:27 pm. The winners will be announced at our annual fundraiser this Tuesday, April 30 at Creekbread. Please join us for a fun evening of live music and painting, a silent auction, door prizes, a raffle and fine pizza!
A big thank you to our sponsors of the Alta Lake Ice-break Raffle: the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Scandinave Spa and Whistler Backroads in helping to support Children’s Summer Theatre and Music Camps, and the Flag Stop Theatre and Arts Festival!
FALL 2012 WORKSHOPS IN CREATIVE WRITING AND IMPROV THEATRE BEGIN MONDAY, OCTOBER 15!
Summer 2012 at The Point
The Point Artist-Run Centre Society is pleased to present its second summer of arts and cultural events at The Point. The heritage lodge on Alta Lake will once again host Saturdays at the Point, an open house featuring singer songwriter performances, this summer’s TRACKS art show, and the popular Book Shop Café.
Art workshops will be held for children, teenagers and adults on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 28 to August 9.
This summer also launches the first annual Flag Stop Theatre & Arts Festival on Saturday, August 11. The floating stage will feature theatre, music and improv performances developed through the summer workshops, as well as the debut performance of Agnes, a play by Stephen Vogler.
Summer at The Point is a pilot project currently in its second year conducted by The Point Artist-Run Centre Society in conjunction with the Resort Municipality of Whistler.
Tuesdays & Thursdays July 10 – Aug 9
Creative Writing with Rebecca Wood Barrett
June 28 – August 2
Improv Theatre for Adults with Aude Ray and Angie Nolan
July 12 – August 9
Freelance Writers Symposium with Feet Banks, Mike Berard, Adam Levitt and Lisa Richardson
Thursday, July 5
Please join us for
The Point Artist-Run Centre Society’s
Summer 2012 Fundraiser
Creekbread, Tuesday April 10, 4-10pm
Live music and painting, WMN.FM radio broadcast, author readings, silent auction and more!
In supportof summer programming at The Point (former hostel) on Alta Lake.
The Point Artist-Run Centre Society was formed by a diverse group of Whistler artists in the summer of 2009. They are committed to creating an artist-run centre in Whistler, a home base and hub where artists can work, exhibit, perform, improve their craft and interact with the general public.
The Point Artist-Run Centre Society was incorporated as a non-profit society in March 2010, and is working toward establishing an arts centre at the former Whistler Hostel site, previously known as Cypress Lodge on the shore of Alta Lake.
In the summer of 2011, The Point is offering its first series of trial events at the historic Cypress Lodge. Saturdays at The Point will include an artist and artisan market, art exhibit, live music, a Book Shop Cafe, and a series of artist workshops throughout the summer.
For more information and to register for workshops, please go to Artist Workshops.
Saturdays at The Point are part of a Resort Municipality of Whistler pilot project at the former Whistler Hostel site, now an RMOW park.