The Whistler Art Walking Tour is a great way to experience local galleries and public art pieces. Self-guided brochures are available at MY (Millennium) Place or online at www.whistlerartscouncil.com. Also, many local cafés and restaurants, bars and retail outlets offer up their walls as display spaces for local painters and photographers. You never know where you might spy that essential piece. This Weekend: Bizarre Bazaar, Dec. 3-4 at the Telus Conference Centre. The juried artisan market features over 100 artists from throughout the Sea to Sky Corridor - a great place to snap up unique Christmas gifts for everyone on your list.
The Gallery at MY (Millennium) Place
On the walls for November and December: Naturally florals in the Japanese Nihon-ga tradition by Theresa Mura and mixed-media mountain scenes by Barbara Hirano. Upstairs Foyer. Ph: 604-935-8410. www.whistlermillenniumpl.com.
Black Ohm Tattoo Gallery
Tattoo studio showcases works by in-house artists Dave Pepe Petko, Robin Dutcher and Justin Ormiston and other contributors from the Whistler underground. Millar Creek Rd., Function Junction. Ph: 604-938-8878. www.blackohmtattoogallery.com.
Expressions Art Studio & Gallery
Studio/gallery/paint-your-own-ceramics shop showcasing funky glass, wood, fibre arts and ceramics. Regular in-house artist demonstrations, workshops and classes. Watercolours with Lyle MacDonald every Tuesday evening. Dec. 11: glass fusing with Jeremy Morris. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Call 604-932-2822 for rates/times.
The Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Elegant gallery featuring renowned local and Canadian artists. Back in original location following renovations. Whistler Village Resort (formerly the Delta). Ph: 604-938-0887. www.adele-campbell.com.
VISEYE Photo Gallery
Photo gallery on the walls of the cozy pub in the Blackcomb Benchlands. Current exhibition: Double Take photography and photo-based computer generated images by Mike Barry and Bruce Rowles held over. BBKs Pub, Upper Village. www.viseyephotogallery.com.
West Coast Gallery
Acclaimed Canadian artists in a variety of media. Pan Pacific Lodge. Ph: 604-935-0087. www.westcoastartgallery.com.
Freestyle Framing & Art Gallery
First Nations artworks and wildlife prints from a mobile showroom based in Tapleys Farm. Viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-932-4077. www.freestyleframingandartgallery.ca.
Whistler Village Art Gallery
An extensive collection of rich oil paintings and Inuit sculpture. Westin Resort. Ph: 604-935-3999. www.whistlerart.com.
The Gallery at Chateau Whistler
Contemporary Canadian paintings, ceramics, glass, bronze and stone sculpture and other authentic handcrafted items. Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort. www.thegallerychateauwhistler.com.
Black Tusk Gallery
Bold works by aboriginal and Northwest Coast artists. Whistler Village Resort (formerly the Delta). Ph: 604-905-5540. www.blacktusk.ca.
A classy gallery and in-house printmaking/framing studio showcasing contemporary B.C. artists. Realist painter Bruce Muir is a recent addition to the roster. 1050 Millar Creek Road., Function Junction. Ph: 604-938-9000. www.artjunction.ca.
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