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The Chili Thom Experience

This story was originally posted by Arts Whistler

Welcome to Arts Whistler presents The Chili Thom Experience – a celebration of Chili, his life, and his art, for the community that loved him and the visitors about to discover him.

For three weeks in June, the magic and spirit of Chili Thom will be celebrated throughout Whistler with exhibitions, eccentric evenings, performances, and a showcase of Chili-inspired young artists’ work. This resort-wide celebration June 2 to 26, will honour one of the most significant artists to work, live, and contribute to the Sea to Sky community.

We’re celebrating his passion for collaboration by inviting the entire community to participate in The Chili Thom Experience, through attending, through social media, or by hosting your own Chili-themed event.

Donate to The Chili Thom Experience

All benefits raised will go to helping build an endowment fund for young Sea to Sky artists and raise funds to host the June 2-26 free exhibitions celebrating the magical tapestry of Chili Thom’s tenure on earth. Please consider making a charitable donation today.


Everyone is invited to share in Chili’s art and legacy on social media. Take a picture with Chili’s art —whether it’s a print, a mural, or a cell phone case, and use #MeAndMyChili on your social channels. Find yourself in a “Chili-esque” environment? Use the hashtag as all of these images will be collected to appear as a slideshow at receptions and other events honouring Chili.


Exhibits – June 2-26:

His Eclectic Soul | Maury Young Arts Centre
From the eclectic to the unique to the downright bizarre.
His Masterpieces | Audain Art Museum
The best of Chili’s works and his progression as an artist.
Inspired by Chili Thom | Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre
A display of Whistler High School students’ artwork inspired by Chili Thom.
Little Chilis | Whistler Public Library
A showcase of Myrtle Phillips Elementary School students’ Chili inspired talents.
Collecting Chili Thom | Whistler Museum
From the everyday to the epic – share 40 years of Chili Thom’s story and legacy.


The Chili Thom Experience Events:

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