This is the last week to stroll along the 2nd Annual Whistler ArtWalk - 27 venues, including traditional galleries, cafés, retail outlets and other businesses, showcasing more than 38 local artists, organized along a mapped route. Guide brochures are available at Millennium Place, the Whistler Chamber of Commerce, Whistler Activity and Information Centres and at all ArtWalk venues. ArtWalk runs July 1-31.
The Whistler Farmers Market is also an essential part of the summer art scene with local photographers, clothing designers, artists and jewelry artisans displaying every Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Upper Village.
The Gallery at Millennium Place
Community gallery space with monthly shows. On the walls for July: ArtWalk Eclectika - collaborative show with works by Barb Hirano, Simon Bedford, Joel Black-Beatty, Galeshka Wambli, Janet Rough-Young, Wim Tewinkle, Erin Sieber, Stan Matwychuk and KLC Nash. An ArtWalk venue. Beginning Aug. 2: Unreal Perception - acrylic landscapes by Joan Baron. Upstairs Foyer. Ph: 604-935-8410.
West Coast Gallery
Strong roster of classic painters including Hessam, Maya Eventov and American realist wine artist Thomas Arvid. ArtWalk exhibitor: Duane Perrett. Pan Pacific Lodge. Ph: 604-935-0087. www.westcoastartgallery.com.
Expressions Art Studio & Gallery
Studio, gallery, and paint-your-own-ceramics shop showcasing funky glass, wood, fibre arts, ceramics and photography. ArtWalk exhibitors: Jenny Smack and Borgi Rayen. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Ph: 604-932-2822.
Mountain Gallery Chateau Whistler
Contemporary Canadian paintings, ceramics, glass, bronze and stone works. ArtWalk exhibitor: Joan Baron. Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort. www.mountaingalleries.com.
The Plaza Galleries
A wide variety of paintings, sculptures and jewelry from renowned Canadian and international artists. ArtWalk exhibitor: Debra MacArthur. Town Plaza, Village North. Ph: 604-938-6623.
Object Design Gallery
"Wearable art" custom handmade jewelry. ArtWalk exhibitors: Jenny Angus & Caroline Miller. Monthly guest visual artists. Starting August 1: underwater photographer Rick Pegeler. Ph: 604-905-7768. www.objectdesigngallery.com.
Upper Vision Gallery
Regularly changing displays by up-and-coming visual artists. ArtWalk exhibitor: Brian Noppe. BBKs Pub, Upper Village. Ph: 604-932-9795.
Whistler Village Art Gallery
Elegant space showcasing bold contemporary paintings, sculptures and mixed-media. ArtWalk exhibitor: Monica Geniele. Whistler Village Resort Gallery Row. Ph: 604-938-3001. www.whistlerart.com.
The Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Renowned Canadian artists in a classic setting. ArtWalk exhibitor: Penny Martyn. Whistler Village Resort Gallery Row. Ph: 604-938-0887. www.adele-campbell.com.
Black Tusk Gallery
Bold works by NW Coastal aboriginal artists. ArtWalk exhibitor: Harry Dawson. Whistler Village Resort Gallery Row. Ph: 604-905-5540. www.blacktusk.ca.
The Path Gallery
Fine native art works and jewelry. In-house custom framing studio. Currently hosting traditional Kwakiutl carver Gary Peterson. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Ph: 604-932-7570. www.pathgallery.com.
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