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
Weekly open painting, pottery, printmaking and darkroom studio for creative community members. Regular demonstrations by local professional artists. Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Whistler Secondary School. $6 drop in fee. Ph: 604-902-1433 or 604-966-8077.
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.
Expressions Art Studio & Gallery
Studio/gallery/paint-your-own-ceramics shop showcasing funky glass, wood, fibre arts and ceramics. Regular artist demonstrations and classes. Call 604-932-2822 for rates/times. Tyndall Stone Lodge.
The Gallery at MY Millennium Place
On the walls for April: "Outta Sight" solo show of photographic works by Arne Gutmann in eclectic, found-object, handmade frames. Beginning May 1: paintings by Toad Hall Studios alumni Sheree Blanch. Upstairs Foyer. Ph: 604-935-8410.
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 Path Gallery
Fine native art works and jewelry. In-house custom framing studio. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Ph: 604-932-7570.
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.
Vincent Massey Pottery Gallery
Massey is renowned for his distinctive stoneware, his wife Cheryl for her cedar bark, bull kelp and tule baskets. Alpine Meadows. Ph: 604-932-6455.
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 showcasing works by in-house artists Pepe, Robin Dutcher and 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
Wild At Art
Art, music and cultural festival in Squamish. Paintings, sculptures, jewelry, furniture, pottery, fibre art, photography and First Nations art works on display. Special art show by students from School District No. 48. Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Chieftain Plaza. www.wildatart.ca.
Brackendale Art Gallery
A true original in the heart of Brackendale featuring 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.
Its A Frame Up silent auction fundraiser for the gallery featuring picture frames decorated by the local art community. Also showing fibre-art quilts by Vivian Zuba. 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, organic furniture pieces 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 local Meg Gallup. 7396 Laurel St., Pemberton. Studio viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-894-5035.