• Friday, June 16, 2017 10:05 PM | Anonymous

    We hope you can join us for a welcome ceremony with the Lil'Wat Nation, the presentation of the After School Art Program's art installation, live music, crafts, games, cookie decoration and more!

  • Monday, June 05, 2017 10:48 AM | Anonymous

    Thank you Real Estate Association of Whistler for your generous grant! With it PAC is looking forward to hosting one great celebration of local arts- November 25th with Mountains of Art and working towards bringing more art programing to our community!

  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 2:31 PM | Anonymous

    PAC artist Valerie Butters will be teaching the After School Arts Program and has some very exciting plans for the kids which will result in a grand piece of Art that the whole community can see at the Pemberton Museum.

    The six week long course starts next Tuesday (May 23) and runs through June 20 from 3:15 PM- 4:45 PM. The cost is $60 for all six sessions and registration is at the Pemberton and District Community Centre or online at All supplies provided.

    The unveiling of the art work will take place June 30th at the Children's Art Festival to be held at the Pemberton and District Museum.

  • Monday, May 15, 2017 9:45 PM | Anonymous

    The Pemberton Arts Council has reserved a table space at the Pemberton Farmer’s Market this summer with the intent to provide opportunities for PAC member artists to gain exposure while showcasing and selling their work locally. At each of the reserved dates PAC would like to feature an individual artist. The artist will be responsible for setting up their work and handling all sales. A PAC volunteer will be present at the table to share with the public information about PAC and upcoming events.


    The table is reserved for the following dates (Fridays):


    -June 23-OPEN

    -July 14- OPEN

    -July 21- Artist has filled spot

    -September 15 -Artist has filled spot


    The space is available on a first-come-first-serve basis by emailing and listing your first date of preference and second choice of date.


    The Farmer’s Market has stated the vendors need to be completely ready to receive customers by 3:00 PM and stay through 6:30 PM. Please remember when selecting your work to show and your display method that while the barn venue is covered and out of the rain, it can at times be windy and dusty.

  • Wednesday, May 03, 2017 9:33 PM | Anonymous

    PAC is seeking artists interested in exhibiting in local gardens for the Art and Garden Festival, Saturday July 22 and Sunday, July 23, 2017. All artists from Pemberton to D’Arcy and Whistler are welcome to apply.

    Fill out and submit the application form by Wednesday, June 21. In your application, include:

    1. Which day you would like to exhibit (Saturday or Sunday)
    2. How many pieces you would like to submit, with sizes for each.

    An event lead will reply with an update on garden space available (first come, first served). If a match is possible, you’ll be asked for an artist bio and high-resolution photos of your work. Please have these ready to send.

    A 10% commission will be charged on pieces sold and artists are fully responsible for transport and care of their art. Exhibiting artists must be/become a PAC member in good standing.

  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:26 PM | Anonymous

    Please save the dates for PAC's 2017 spring and summer programs and events and check out our events page for more information and registration.

    After School Art Program- Tuesdays- May 23-June 20

    Children's Art Festival- June 30

    Art in the Garden -July 22-23

     Art on the Farm -August 20

     Pemberton Farmer's Market Table- Dates coming soon!
  • Saturday, April 15, 2017 12:13 PM | Anonymous

    Registration is now open for the After School Art Program. The program is for children age 6 -12 to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary through an artistic experience. Presented by the Pemberton Arts Council in partnership with the Pemberton Museum and a grant by the PVUS Recreation Commission Fund. There will be one course for visual arts and another course for performing arts. 

    Leading the visual arts course will be local artist, Valerie Butters. She will work with the participants to produce a creative visual art piece themed to represent highlights in the history and heritage of the Pemberton region. The piece will form the backdrop of a performance by the children in the Performing Arts program and be offered to the community for display as public art. The performance and display will be held as part of a Children’s Festival hosted by the Museum on June 30th.

    For the performing arts course,local choreographer and performing arts instructor Trish Belsham will work with the participants to produce a short performance themed to depict highlights in the history and heritage of the Pemberton region. The children will perform the production as part of a Children’s Festival hosted by the Museum on June 30th.

    A supervised “Snack & Chill” time in the Rec. Centre will be provided by members of the Pemberton Seniors from 3.15-3.45pm each Tuesday, excluding June 23rd. & 29th, when children will meet at the museum for rehearsal.

    Registration is open with the Pemberton and District Community Centre online :
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:29 AM | Anonymous

    The Pemberton Arts Council, with the support of the SLRD and the Pemberton Museum, is looking to hire a visual artist to create and lead a three week long children’s program with the goal of creating a public piece of children’s art that is themed with the 150th anniversary of Canada and the history and legacy of the beautiful Pemberton Valley.

    We imagine the program to run for three weeks and be a total of six sessions running mid-May to mid-June 2017, with each session being approximately two hours. Children ages 6 – 12 will be invited to join the program and create this new and exciting piece of art for our community. We expect the hired artist to bring the creative idea and plan for execution to the program, while the Pemberton Arts Council will supply all necessary materials as agreed upon and pay the artist a working fee.

    If you love working with children, have a strong artistic bent toward the visual arts and are inspired by seeing our community celebrate it’s history and community both past and present, this opportunity is for you.

    Don’t hesitate! Contact us now as we are excited to hear your ideas and interest around what you and a group of children can create! For more details or to express your interest email us at before March 31, 2017. Hired artists must be a member of PAC.

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  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017 2:16 PM | Anonymous

    The Pemberton Arts Council is seeking artists interested in hosting workshops this spring; with a proposed start time in April.  These would be held in artist’s own studios. PAC will facilitate the promotion and registration and collection of fees for these art workshops as a service for our artist members.

    If you would like to offer a course, please contact us at by March 23, 2017.

    Please include a brief description of the course you would like to offer and who for.   PAC will promote these workshops through an email blast to our contacts, a local newspaper announcement and through our social media channels. Course registration, and collection of fees would take place on the PAC website and be extended as opportunities for our membership.  This could be a chance to help grow membership and provide opportunity and help for our artists.   A service fee of 15% of incoming registrations would be required to help support this initiative. All hosting artists will be requested to join PAC if not currently an active member.

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:49 PM | Anonymous


    The PAC is happy to announce the 2017 Board of Directors. The enthusiasm of both the new directors and returning directors for what is planned for the coming year is very exciting! This Board brings a wealth and variety of skills and experiences to the PAC team.

    Returning President – Marnie Simon

    CO -Vice Presidents – Anne Crowley and Penny MacLean – (new member)

    Returning Secretary – Judy Bourhis

    Returning Treasurer – Patti Rodger Kirkpatrick

    Directors at Large – Naheed Henderson, Bill Reynolds and Meredith Gardener (new member)

    Appointee – Meg Gallup - Library

     Jumpstarting the 2017 PAC programming is a grant of $5,500 from the Recreation Fund managed by the Pemberton Valley Utilities Society (PVUS). Their membership is made up of reps from the VOP & SLRD and community members. This grant will help the PAC achieve one of our major goals for the year – offering a multidisciplinary Children’s Art program. The enthusiasm from the 20 + AGM attendees for the program was infectious. We are looking forward to partnering with the Pemberton and District Archives and Museum Society for this program. More details soon!


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