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. Keep your eyes openyou never know where you might spy that essential piece.
The Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Elegant space showcasing renowned local and Canadian artists. Annual winter exhibition of new works by Rod Charlesworth opens Jan. 29. Whistler Village Resort (lobby level gallery row). Ph: 604-938-0887. www.adele-campbell.com.
The Gallery at Chateau Whistler
Contemporary Canadian paintings, ceramics, glass, bronze and stone sculpture and other authentic handcrafted items. Beginning Jan. 22: Journey to the Fallsa special exhibition of works by Canadian artists Jim Vest and Jerry Heine. Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort. www.thegallerychateauwhistler.com.
A new gallery and framing studio in Whistler Village. Fine native art works and jewelry. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Ph: 604-932-7570.
The Gallery at MY Millennium Place
On the walls through the month of Januray: The Magic Triad, watercolour paintings by Bernhard Thor of Anderson Lake. Beginning Feb. 1: Out of Bounds-Tales from the Backcountryjuried photo exhibition presented by the Whistler Arts Council. Part of the monthlong Celebration 2010 Whistler Arts Festival. Opening reception Friday, Feb. 4, 7-10 p.m. Upstairs Foyer. Ph: 604-935-8410. www.whistlermillenniumpl.com.
VISEYE Photo Gallery
Photo gallery on the walls of the cozy pub in the Blackcomb Benchlands. Currently showing the work of local photojournalist Bonny Makarewicz. 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.
A classy gallery and in-house framing studio showcasing contemporary B.C. artists. A recent addition to the roster is Inukshuck oil painter Ken Kirby. 1050 Millar Creek Road., Function Junction. Ph: 604-938-9000. www.artjunction.ca.
Whistler Village Art Gallery
A gorgeous renovated space displaying old favourites and new artists. Whistler Village Resort (lobby level gallery row). Sister gallery at the Westin Resort. Ph: 604-938-3001. www.whistlerart.com.
Black Tusk Gallery
Bold works by aboriginal Northwest Coast artists. Whistler Village Resort (lobby level gallery row). Ph: 604-905-5540. www.blacktusk.ca.
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.
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.
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.
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. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Call 604-932-2822 for rates/times.
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 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.
Whistler Village Art Gallery
An extensive collection of rich oil paintings and Inuit sculpture. Westin Resort. Ph: 604-935-3999. www.whistlerart.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 featuring a gallery, theatre, café and chapel. Current exhibition: Art of the Natural World - eagle themed works celebrating the 19th Annual Brackendale Winter Eagle Festival & Count. Saturday, Jan. 29 - the festivals annual wrap up Wing Ding dinner and dance featuring folk musician Valdy. Tickets: $28. Dinner at 7 p.m. Eagle Festival hours - open seven days/week. Six miles north of Squamish, on Government Rd., (take 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.
Current exhibition: woodcuts by Vaughan Hoy and antique folk art by Rick Bowerman. Squamish Public Library, 37907 Second Ave. Ph: 604-892-3110.
Nothing Finer 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.