The Point Artist-Run Centre

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.

The Point is located at 5678 Alta Lake Road in Whistler, BC


Please join us for our annual fundraiser at The Point on Saturday, May 23.
Boom! Boomers and Boomerangs recall the Good ol’ Bad Days

The event will not only be a collaboration between generations of storytellers, but will bring together four of Whistler’s finest musicians––Doc Fingers, Lauri Lyster, Simon Stribling and Rajan Das–– in a musical experiment that spans blues, jazz, roots and New Orleans swing. The dance floor will no doubt be packed!

Add to that a dinner of fine Mexican cuisine prepared by the culinary team of Joanna Faiella and Denise Hughes, wines from BC Wine Studios and craft beer from Whistler Brewing Company, and you’ve got a night not to be missed. Tickets and more info








Writers Adventure Camp at The Point - June 6 & 7, 2015

Writers Adventure Camp at The Point Artist-Run Centre on beautiful and peaceful Alta Lake in Whistler, BC, is a unique weekend-long immersive experience. Participants will work with award-winning professionals Charlotte Gill (Memoir), Zsuzsi Gartner (Fiction), Mark Leiren-Young (Humour for page, stage or screen) and Geoff Berner (Songwriting), cross-fertilizing their creative output with exposure to different artistic disciplines.

For more information and registration, please click here

Note: One-on-one sessions with Zsuzsi Gartner and Charlotte Gill are now full. There is still room in all other workshops with a registration deadline of May 29 at 6pm.









Wednesdays at The Point – Drop-in Dance & Creative Café

Hosted by multi-talented artist Aude Ray, Creative Café is an evening of Dance, Open Mic and Craft Making every Wednesday at The Point Artist-Run Centre.

Dance 6-7:30pm $5

Open Mic 8-10pm by donation








This year’s winter carnival kicks off with an evening dinner show on Saturday, February 21. Bush Woman Productions’ participatory theatre sketches are followed by 7-piece Vancouver Dixie Land blues band the Special Interest Group featuring C.R. Avery and his East Van All Stars.
Doors 6pm, dinner from 7pm, theatre skits 7:30 and band at 8:30pm.

The afternoon of Sunday, February 22 features free events for the whole family both indoors and outdoors from noon to 5pm. From the ice-sculpting competition to snow beach volleyball, live music by the bonfire with Susan Holden, children’s on-the-spot theatre and craft-making, live painting, hot food and drinks from the outdoor kitchen, and more!









Dance Lab with acclaimed instructor Trish Halsey Belsham launches a new season of contemporary dance exploration. Develop a solid foundation of techniques, and explore co-creation with more focus towards performance.

All levels welcome. Perfect for yoga enthusiasts!

Wednesdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25 7-8:30pm.
7-8:30pm Teens/Adults $60 for four sessions; Drop-in $20
More info and registration here

The Point is excited to present Kevin Kane of the Grapes of Wrath and Bryan Potvin of The Norther Pikes at the lakeside lodge on Sunday, December 28th.
Online ticket sales are now closed. There are still a limited number of tickets available at Armchair Books in Whistler Village. Thank you!

From the mid-80s to the early-90s, The Grapes Of Wrath and The Northern Pikes produced some of the catchiest and most heart-felt singles and videos to come out of Canada at the time. Although the bands shared similar values musically, they only performed on the same bill once during their heydays … Read more







With an opening set by Wild Iris featuring Suzanne Wilson and Katherine Fawcett.



Join us on Friday, November 28 for a great night of films, art and music! Featuring shorts by notable local filmmakers Angie Nolan, Conrad Schapansky, Lisa Fernandez, Rebecca Wood Barrett, historic Whistler footage, and more!

Model extraordinaire Laura Goodwin strikes awesome poses for Dr. Sketchy artists or anyone with a hankering to pick up a pencil. Killer tunes throughout the night by DJ Kid Kicko, joined for a final set by the inimitable MC Lozen! More info and tickets






Dance in Whistler takes a whole new turn this November as professional dance artist and master teacher Trish Belsham brings her extensive knowledge of the art form to The Point Artist-Run Centre.

DANCE LAB Fundamentals of dance as an art form.
Trance Dance. Hip Hop. Jazz Dance. Modern
Wednesdays, November 5, 12, 19, 26
7-8:30pm Teens/Adults $60 for four sessions; Drop-in $20

More info and registration here








Saturday, October 11, 6 pm with live music by Beth Parsons, Poor Dirty Sylvia, the Railtown Prophets and Dakota Pearl. More info here










August 29-30, 2014

Live theatre on the floating stage
Friday night: Decaf For a Dying Man by Karen McLeod
Saturday Night: Mirrored Lives by Angie Nolan
Live Music both nights: Friday, New Orleans Ale Stars; Saturday, C.R. Avery with DJ Su Comandante and the Sass Section! Also, live art, roaming musicians, lantern boat procession, and more!
Tickets now available: Flag Stop Tickets

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor Gibbons Life

Flag Stop Tickets

* Multiple ticket purchases now available. Sorry for the previous inconvenience of only single tickets.

Ticket Options




Summer 2014 Newsletter

Thank you to our ongoing sponsors Nesters Market and Whistler Brewing Company




Stop in any time between noon and 6pm to enjoy the casual weekly arts open house, a little bit of Gulf Islands right here in Whistler. Live music under the lakeside tent by a different local or visiting musician each week. Peruse this summer’s emergence art show while having coffee or lunch at the Cypress Point Café. More info here




AUGUST 18-22, 2014
For 8-12 YEAR-OLDS
One week of Music, Theatre and Art with Whistler Singer Songwriter ,Visual Artist and Theatre Performer, Aude Ray. Learn how to write a song, sing and use different instruments. Have a blast doing improv and create your original theatre play with costumes, theatre makeup and backdrops. Every day try a different type of art and be creative in your own unique way.

More info and registration: Here












Please join us on July 26th for a special Saturday at The Point with Doc Fingers, Emergence Art Show Opening Reception and Aude Ray CD Release Party, 4-10pm. Café open from noon.

July 26 dinner menu: Veggie shepherd’s pie, rainbow coleslaw, barbecued chicken skewers; Spinach & wild mushroom quiche with green salad. Dessert: Organic raspberry rhubarb, cherry or apple pie; Raspberry or chocolate gelato.








Boom! Whistler’s Boomers and Echoes Recall the Bad Old Days. June 7 Fundraiser at The Point with storytelling, live music by Doc Fingers Trio, Silent Auction, spectacular Chinese cuisine … (More info and tickets here)



“A Stroke of Luck” Open Mic
Live Music by the Michael Faiella Band

Dinner: Around the World in 4 Tapas!
Saturday, March 15, 2014 7pm
Tickets here















Cypress Point Winter Carnival!
Please join us at The Point on Alta Lake for the 1st Annual Cypress Point Winter Carnival on Saturday, February 8

Noon – 6pm Free family activities including Drop-in Shinny, Snow Volleyball, Igloo Making, Snow & Ice Sculpting Competition, Fireside Jamming, Lantern Making, Shoot-the-Duck contest, and more!
Hot lunch and drinks available at the Cypress Point Café!
Evening Show Featuring SHRED KELLY from Fernie, BC and dinner theatre by Bushwoman Productions.

Evening celebration from  7-11 pm. Tickets $12 show only / $22 with dinner available here: and at Armchair Books and Hempire in Whistler Village.

Limited Parking – Walk, Carpool or Taxi – Overflow parking at Rainbow Park
For more info or to volunteer, please email: thepointinfo(at)

Cypress Point Winter Carnival

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.

– 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!

Festival ticket options























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!

Creekbread Fundraiser 2013




Summer 2012 at The Point

Flag Stop Festival

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.

Purchase Flag Stop Festival tickets here

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.



Expressive Arts Workshops for children and teens with Aude Ray

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.
















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