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, and retail outlets offer up their walls as display spaces for local painters and photographers. In Whistler, you never know where you might spy that perfect piece!
What:Black Ohm Tattoo Gallery
Where: Millar Creek Rd., Function Junction
Tattoo studio showcases multi-media works by in-house artists Dave Pepe Petko, Robin Dutcher and Justin Ormiston and other contributors from the Whistler underground. Ph: 604-938-8878. www.blackohmtattoogallery.com.
What:Expressions Art Studio & Gallery
Where:Tyndall Stone Lodge
Studio/gallery/paint-your-own-ceramics shop showcasing funky glass, wood, fibre arts and ceramics. Regular in-house artist demonstrations, workshops and classes. Oct. 23: Fused glass workshop with Jeremy Morris. Watercolour painting with Lyle MacDonald every Tuesday evening. Clay workshops for kids with Barb Hirano on Saturdays. Call 604-932-2822 for rates/times.
What: The Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Where: Whistler Visitors Centre, Village Stroll
Elegant gallery featuring renowned local and Canadian artists. Currently showcasing new black bear paintings by Ken Campbell. Ph: 604-938-0887. www.adele-campbell.com.
What: The Gallery at MY (Millennium) Place
Running throughout the month of October: an exhibition of travel photography from India and Mexico by locals Jolyn Starling and Robin ONeill www.whistlermillenniumpl.com.
What: VISEYE Photo Gallery
Where: BBKs Pub
Photo gallery on the walls of the cozy Blackcomb Benchlands pub next to Chef Bernards Cafe. Current exhibition: Double Take a combination of photography and photo-based computer generated images by Mike Barry and Bruce Rowles held over. www.viseyephotogallery.com.
What: West Coast Gallery
Where: Pan Pacific Lodge
Classic gallery currently showcasing new works by long-time exhibitor Maya Eventov. Ph: 604-935-0087. www.westcoastartgallery.com.
What:Freestyle Framing & Art Gallery
Where: Tapleys Farm
First Nations artworks and wildlife prints from a mobile showroom based in Tapleys Farm. Viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-932-4077. www.freestyleframingandartgallery.ca.
What: Whistler Village Art Gallery
Where: Westin Resort
An extensive collection of rich oil paintings and Inuit sculpture. Ph: 604-938-3001. www.whistlerart.com.
What: The Gallery at Chateau Whistler
Where:Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort
Contemporary Canadian paintings, ceramics, glass, bronze and stone sculpture and other authentic handcrafted items. www.thegallerychateauwhistler.com.
What: Black Tusk Gallery
Where: Whistler Village Resort
Bold works by aboriginal and Northwest Coast artists. New temporary location during renovations to the Whistler Village Resort. www.blacktusk.ca.
What: Art Junction@Function
Where: Millar Creek Rd., Function Junction
A classy gallery and in-house framing studio showcasing contemporary B.C. artists. Ph: 604-938-9000. www.artjunction.ca.
What: The Plaza Galleries
Where: Town Plaza, Village North
Paintings and sculptures from more than 50 renowned Canadian and international artists, plus stone carvings, glassworks, masks and jewelry.
What:Snow City Glassworks
Where:Alpha Lake Road, Function Junction
Glass blowing, fusing and etching by resident artist Duane Perrett. Open studio every Thursday, 2-6 p.m. Ph: 604-932-4748. www.snowcityglassworks.com.
What: Mountain Moments Photography
Where: Clocktower, Skiers Square
Photography by long-time local Greg Griffith outputted in archival inks and papers. www.mountainmoments.com
What: Cori Ross Originals and Prints
Where: Cross Designs Studio, Whistler Cay
Funky Whistler snow and summer scenes by resident painter Cori Ross. Studio viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-932-3473.
What: Vincent Massey Pottery Gallery
Where: Alpine Meadows
Massey is renowned for his decorative stoneware, his wife Cheryl for her cedar bark, bull kelp and tule baskets. Ph: 604-932-6455.
Ornamental ceramics by Borgi Rayen. Studio viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-932-2468.
What:Mountain Craft Gallery
Canadian paintings and blown glass, ceramic and mixed media artworks. Studio viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-932-5001.
Out of Whistler
Where: #2008, Hwy 99, Mount Currie
Contemporary aboriginal artwork by Toya Harris, soapstone sculpture by Mike Tyler, organic furniture pieces by Martin Sam and appliqué garments by Karl Harris. Ph: 604-894-9460.
What: Our Glass Works
Where: 9143 Pemberton Portage Rd., Birken
Custom design stained glass by Judy and Hugh Bourhis, celebrating 25 years in the local arts community. Studio showroom open daily by appointment. Ph: 604-452-3273.
Where:7396 Laurel St., Pemberton
Functional stoneware by long-time local Meg Gallup. Studio viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-894-5035.
What:Karen Love Art
Where:1422 Collins Rd., Pemberton
Paintings, prints and silver jewelry by resident artist Karen Love. Studio viewing daily by appointment. Ph: 604-894-5558.
What: Brackendale Art Gallery
Where: Six miles north of Squamish, on Government Rd., (take Depot Rd. off Hwy 99).
A true original in the heart of Brackendale featuring a gallery, theatre, café and chapel. Current exhibition: Indian Summer Pacific West Coast Native silkscreen prints and carvings. In the upstairs gallery: Art of the Natural World . Open weekends & statutory holidays. Ph: 604-898-3333. www.brackendaleartgallery.com.
Where:38055 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish
First Nations art, resident in-house works, musical performances and regular special guest presentations. Current Exhibit: Whistler Weeds oil and watercolour paintings by Whistler artist Sharon Jensen. www.newportgallery.net.
What: Foyer Gallery
Where: Squamish Public Library, 37907 Second Ave.
Currently exhibiting photography by Jozsef Tompai and slump/fused glassworks by Debbie Hungle and Michelle Mason. Ph: 604-892-3110.
What: Nothing Finer
Where: Cleveland Ave., Squamish
One-of-a-kind works by local and regional artisans. Stoneware, pottery, and sea grass baskets for home and garden.