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 cafes, restaurants, bars and retail outlets offer up their walls as display spaces for local visual artists.
Keep your eyes open because you never know where you might spy that essential piece...
The Art Room
Open studio for creative community members. Painting, pottery, printmaking and darkroom Regular demonstrations and workshops. Tuesday nights until June 28. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Whistler Secondary School art room. $6 drop in fee (extra charge for clay). Ph: 604-902-1433 or 604-966-8077.
Vincent Massey Pottery Gallery
Massey is renowned for his distinctive stoneware, his wife Cheryl for her cedar bark, bull kelp and tule baskets. Special pottery sale Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Basket workshops starting June 11: tule rush hats, kelp baskets andcedar bags. Call for rates/times. Alpine Meadows. Ph: 604-932-6455.
The Gallery at MY Millennium Place
On the walls for May: paintings by Toad Hall Studios alumni Sheree Blanch. Beginning June 1: watercolours by Jim Barnum. Artist reception Sunday June 5, 3-6 p.m. Upstairs Foyer. Ph: 604-935-8410.
The Path Gallery
Fine native art works and jewelry. In-house custom framing studio. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Ph: 604-932-7570. www.pathgallery.com.
Expressions Art Studio & Gallery
Studio/gallery/paint-your-own-ceramics shop showcasing funky glass, wood, fibre arts and ceramics plus photography by Dave Humphreys. Regular artist demonstrations and classes. Call 604-932-2822 for rates/times. Tyndall Stone Lodge.
Upper Vision Gallery
Currently showcasing Caught On Canvas paintings by Jennifer Ingram and Stan Matwychuk and photo-based artworks by Lucia Griggi. BBKs Pub, Upper Village. Ph: 604-932-9795.
Whistler Village Art Gallery
A gorgeous space showcasing bold contemporary paintings, sculptures and mixed-media works. 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. Whistler Village Resort (gallery row). Ph: 604-938-0887. www.adele-campbell.com.
Snow City Glassworks
Glass blowing, fusing and etching by resident artist Duane Perrett. Open studio Saturday-Wednesday. Studio time/space available for rent. Alpha Lake Road, Function Junction. Ph: 604-932-4748. www.snowcityglassworks.com.
Classy gallery and in-house framing studio showcasing contemporary B.C. artists. 1050 Millar Creek Road., Function Junction. Ph: 604-938-9000. www.artjunction.ca.
Mountain Gallery at Chateau Whistler
Contemporary Canadian paintings, ceramics, glass, bronze and stone sculpture and other handcrafted items. Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort. www.mountaingalleries.com.
The Plaza Galleries
A wide variety of paintings and eclectic sculptures from renowned Canadian and international artists, plus stone carvings, glassworks, masks and jewelry. Town Plaza, Village North. Ph: 604-938-6623.
Contemporary and vintage pieces for home interiors and works by local artists Lyle MacDonald, Lynn Pocklington, Patty Sanudo and Richard Driegers. Whistler Marketplace. Ph: 604-905-4044.
West Coast Gallery
A strong lineup of painters including Hessam Abrishami, Maya Eventov, Thomas Arvid, Robert Cook, Henry Asensio and Brent Heighton. Pan Pacific Lodge. Ph: 604-935-0087. www.westcoastartgallery.com.
Cori Ross Originals and Prints
Funky, colourful Whistler snow and summer scenes by resident painter Cori Ross. Studio viewing by appointment. Cross Designs Studio, Whistler Cay. Ph: 604-932-3473.
Black Tusk Gallery
Bold works by Northwest Coast aboriginal artists. Whistler Village Resort (lobby level gallery row). Ph: 604-905-5540. www.blacktusk.ca.
Black Ohm Tattoo Gallery
Tattoo studio showcases works by in-house artists Pepe, Robin Dutcher, Justin Ormiston and others from the Whistler underground. Millar Creek Rd., Function Junction. Ph: 604-938-8878. www.blackohmtattoogallery.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.
Mountain Moments Photography Classic Whistler images by long-time local Greg Griffith. Clocktower, Skiers Square. www.mountainmoments.com
Ornamental ceramics and jewelry by Borgi Rayen. Whistler Creekside. Studio viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-932-2468.
Mountain Craft Gallery
Canadian paintings and blown glass, ceramic and mixed media artworks. Whistler Creekside. Studio viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-932-5001.
Out of Whistler
Brackendale Art Gallery
A true original in the heart of Brackendale with a gallery, theatre, café and chapel. Headquarters for the annual Brackendale Winter Eagle Festival & Count. Ongoing exhibition: Art of the Natural WorldRobert Bateman prints and leatherworks by Myrna Bach. Open weekends and statutory holidays or by appointment. Six miles north of Squamish, on Government Rd., (Depot Rd. off Hwy 99). Ph: 604-898-3333. www.brackendaleartgallery.com.
Western and First Nations art. Regular in-house workshops, demonstrations and musical performances. 38055 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish. www.newportgallery.net.
Currently featuring a group show by students from Howe Sound High School and ceramics by Lynsey Patterson. Squamish Public Library, 37907-2nd Ave. Ph: 604-892-3110.
One-of-a-kind works by local and regional artisans. Stoneware, pottery, and sea grass baskets for home and garden. Cleveland Ave., Squamish.
Contemporary aboriginal artwork by Toya Harris, soapstone sculpture by Mike Tyler, carved spirit poles by Martin Sam and appliqué garments by Karl Harris. #2008, Hwy 99, Mount Currie. Ph: 604-894-9460.
Karen Love Art
Paintings, prints and silver jewelry by resident artist Karen Love. 1422 Collins Rd., Pemberton. Studio viewing daily by appointment. Ph: 604-894-5558.
Our Glass Works
Custom design stained glass by Judy and Hugh Bourhis, celebrating 25 years in the local arts community. 9143 Pemberton Portage Rd., Birken. Studio showroom daily by appointment. Ph: 604-452-3273.
Functional stoneware by long-time Pemberton resident Meg Gallup. 7396 Laurel St., Pemberton. Studio viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-894-5035.