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Fall events seek talented locals

Also in arts news: learn to make a marionette; mark your calendar for Gaining Traction

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Calling all artists, musicians, and artisans: Arts Whistler has put out several calls for talent for fall events.

First up is teeny tiny art for the Teeny Tiny Show. Artists should submit their 7.6-cm by 7.6-cm (three-inch by three-inch) pieces by Aug. 12. All mediums are welcome. For more information visit artswhistler.com/event/call-for-artist-teeny-tiny-show.

Organizers of Hear and Now: Whistler's Local Music Celebration are also looking for Sea to Sky musicians to perform at the annual festival on Sept. 21 and 22. Currently, there are 16 time slots for bands and solo acts.

This year, in order to offer more opportunities for local musicians, preference will be given to first-time festival performers or those who haven't played the event in the last two years.

To be considered, email abrowne@artswhistler.com by Aug. 15 with your contact name, number, band name and number of members, band description, and band website and social media. For more information visit artswhistler.com/event/call-for-musicians-hear-and-now-whistlers-local-music-celebration.

Finally, the deadline is also approaching for the Arts Whistler Holiday Market. That event sees more than 100 vendors from the Sea to Sky and across B.C. sell their arts, crafts, and food from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, this year at the Westin Resort & Spa Whistler.

The deadline to submit an application to a jury is Sept. 9. Complete details are available at artswhistler.com/event/awhm-vendor-applications.

Make magical marionettes

Muse Lab is set to host a unique workshop on Aug. 20.

Erika Cicmanova, a scenographer, artist, and lecturer, will be leading an afternoon session on how to create a marionette using materials found in nature.

"During a short walk you will find the gifts and beauties of our majestic forest," reads the workshop description. "We will gently guide you and explain how to work with pinecones, branches, mosses, beans and seeds."

After collecting the forest materials, the group will head to Muse Lab in Function Junction and learn how to build their marionette. Children and adults are both welcome.

The session costs $60 and runs from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information visit yourcreativeuniverse.com.

Gaining Traction opens at museum

The Whistler Museum is hosting a new mountain bike exhibit from Aug. 14 to Sept. 30.

Gaining Traction: The History of Mountain Biking in the Whistler Valley will explore the origins and growth of the sport. Head to the museum on Wednesday, Aug. 14—just in time for Crankworx, Whistler's celebration of all things mountain biking—for opening night.

Entry is by donation.

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