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.