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Wed, May 08


Paper Whale

"Drawn In" with Jessa Gilbert

Squamish, BC based artist, Jessa Gilbert, is an established muralist and backcountry guide. Based on her latest production "Drawn In", a short film created between Antarctica and her art studio, Jessa Gilbert will be showcasing the parallels and overlaps between exploration and creating art.  

"Drawn In" with Jessa Gilbert
"Drawn In" with Jessa Gilbert

Time & Location

May 08, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Paper Whale, 203 W Chestnut St, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA


About the event

Jessa Gilbert splits her year working as a certified backcountry snowboard guide curating tangible experiences for people and as a full-time artist creating paintings and murals that celebrate the joy of adventure and wilderness. While these may appear as seemingly divergent fields, she employs the same creative process in both arenas. Join Jessa as she presents her process of cultivating creativity in the outdoors, whatever the medium. Her talk will be paired with a screening of her latest film project, “Drawn In”, where she documents creating a painting while guiding a split boarding trip in Antarctica, and navigating the twists and turns of the creative process.

Jessa is originally from Upstate New York, and now lives in Squamish, British Columbia where the union of Art and the outdoors is part of her daily life. Her work can be seen online at as well on public walls across the globe, notably in Denver, Vancouver, and Whistler.

This event is open to anyone who believes in supporting a creative, positive, equitable, and beautifully designed community.  Limited space, the first 90 guests to RSVP will be admitted.     Please be safe and respect each other's personal space.  Masks are optional and please don't attend if you are sick.

  • Doors open 6:30pm  - connect, share, and seek inspiration at the non-alcoholic Karma Bar
  • Show begins at 7:00pm sharp


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