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 Artist-Run Centre
Artists for Artists
The Point Artist-Run Centre (PARC) was formed by a diverse group of Whistler artists in the summer of 2009. They committed themselves to developing a collective home base and hub where artists could work, exhibit, perform, improve their craft and interact with the general public.
The Point Artist-Run Centre was incorporated as a non-profit society in March 2010, establishing an arts centre at the former Whistler Hostel site, previously known as Cypress Lodge on the shore of Alta Lake.
What We Do
PARC programs a variety of special events during the winter months and ramps up to full time programming for the summer. Our events include art, music and theatre festivals, community dinners and Sundays at the Point open houses. Hosted and partnership initiatives include art workshops, writer retreats, children's theatre and art camps, acting classes/mentorships and artist in residence programs.
THE PARC TEAM