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...
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 June: watercolours by Whistler artist Jim Barnum. Reception Sunday June 5, 3-6 p.m. Upstairs Foyer. Ph: 604-935-8410.
Wearable art gallery in Whistler Village featuring custom, handmade jewelry. Local artists featured monthly. In house for June: ceramic/raku pieces by Jenny Smack from Squamish. Ph: 604-683-7763. www.objectdesigngallery.com.
The Art Room
Open studio for creative community members. Painting, pottery, printmaking and darkroom. Tuesday nights until July 26. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Whistler Secondary School art room. $6 drop-in fee (extra charge for clay). Ph: 604-902-1433.
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 Humphries. 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.
Ornamental ceramics and jewelry by Borgi Rayen. Whistler Creekside. Studio viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-932-2468.
Black Tusk Gallery
Bold works by Northwest Coast aboriginal artists. Whistler Village Resort (lobby level gallery row). Ph: 604-905-5540. www.blacktusk.ca.
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.
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.