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.
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.
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.
The Plaza Galleries
A wide variety of paintings and sculptures from renowned Canadian and international artists, plus stone carvings, glassworks, masks and jewelry. Town Plaza, Village North. Ph: 604-938-6623.
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. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Call 604-932-2822 for rates/times.
The Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Elegant gallery showcasing 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. Third season launches with an exhibition by acclaimed local photojournalist Bonny Makarewicz. Opening reception Wednesday, Dec. 15, 10 p.m.-midnight. 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.
Whistler Village Art Gallery
A new and improved renovated space with old favourites and new artists. Whistler Village Resort (formerly the Delta). Sister gallery at the Westin Resort. Ph: 604-938-3001. www.whistlerart.com.
Snow City Glassworks
Glass blowing, fusing and etching by resident artist Duane Perrett. Alpha Lake Road, Function Junction. Open studio every Thursday, 2-6 p.m. Ph: 604-932-4748. www.snowcityglassworks.com.
Mountain Moments Photography
Classic Whistler images by long-time local Greg Griffith. Clocktower, Skiers Square. www.mountainmoments.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.
Vincent Massey Pottery Gallery
Massey is renowned for his decorative stoneware, his wife Cheryl for her cedar bark, bull kelp and tule baskets. Alpine Meadows. Ph: 604-932-6455.
Ornamental ceramics by Borgi Rayen. Whistler Creekside. Studio viewing by appointment.
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 featuring a gallery, theatre, café and chapel. Current exhibition: eagle themed artwork in anticipation of the 19th Annual Brackendale Winter Eagle Festival & Count. Six miles north of Squamish, on Government Rd., (take Depot Rd. off Hwy 99). Open weekends & statutory holidays. Ph: 604-898-3333. www.brackendaleartgallery.com.
Current exhibition features colourful 3-D artworks by Laura Blodgett and ceramics by Nellie Vlaar. Beginning Dec. 14: photography by Joanna Schwartz. Squamish Public Library, 37907 Second Ave. Ph: 604-892-3110.
Western and First Nations art. Regular in-house workshops, demonstrations and musical performances. New exhibition Happiness Reigns by Vancouver artist Gordon Davis. 38055 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish. www.newportgallery.net.
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.