Stroll along the 2nd Annual Whistler ArtWalk - 27 venues, including traditional galleries, cafés, retail outlets and other businesses, showcasing more than 38 local artists, organized along a mapped route. Guide brochures are available at Millennium Place, the Whistler Chamber of Commerce, Whistler Activity and Information Centre and at all ArtWalk venues. ArtWalk runs July 1-31 with concurrent opening receptions on Friday, July 8. For info go to www.whistlerartscouncil.com.
The Whistler Farmers Market is also an essential part of the summer art scene with local photographers, clothing designers, artists and jewelry artisans displaying every Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Upper Village.
The Gallery at MY Millennium Place
Community gallery space with monthly shows. On the walls for July: ArtWalk Eclectika - collaborative show with works by Barb Hirano, Simon Bedford, Joel Black-Beatty, Galeshka Wambli, Janet Rough-Young, Wim Tewinkle, Erin Sieber, Stan Matwychuk and KLC Nash. An ArtWalk venue. Upstairs Foyer. Ph: 604-935-8410.
West Coast Gallery
Strong roster of classic painters including Hessam, Maya Eventov and American realist wine artist Thomas Arvid. ArtWalk exhibitor: Duane Perrett. Pan Pacific Lodge. Ph: 604-935-0087. www.westcoastartgallery.com.
Expressions Art Studio & Gallery
Studio, gallery, and paint-your-own-ceramics shop showcasing funky glass, wood, fibre arts, ceramics and photography. ArtWalk exhibitors: Jenny Smack and Borgi Rayen. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Ph: 604-932-2822.
Mountain Gallery Chateau Whistler
Contemporary Canadian paintings, ceramics, glass, bronze and stone works. ArtWalk exhibitor: Joan Baron. Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort. www.mountaingalleries.com.
The Plaza Galleries
A wide variety of paintings, sculptures and jewelry from renowned Canadian and international artists. ArtWalk exhibitor: Debra MacArthur. Town Plaza, Village North. Ph: 604-938-6623.
Object Design Gallery
"Wearable art" custom handmade jewelry. ArtWalk exhibitors: Jenny Angus & Caroline Miller. Ph: 604-905-7768. www.objectdesigngallery.com.
Upper Vision Gallery Regularly changing displays by up-and-coming visual artists. ArtWalk exhibitor: Brian Noppe. BBKs Pub, Upper Village. Ph: 604-932-9795.
Whistler Village Art Gallery
Elegant space showcasing bold contemporary paintings, sculptures and mixed-media. ArtWalk exhibitor: Monica Geniele. 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. ArtWalk exhibitor: Penny Martyn. Whistler Village Resort Gallery Row. Ph: 604-938-0887. www.adele-campbell.com.
Black Tusk Gallery
Bold works by NW Coastal aboriginal artists. ArtWalk exhibitor: Harry Dawson. Whistler Village Resort Gallery Row. Ph: 604-905-5540. www.blacktusk.ca.
The Path Gallery
Fine native art works and jewelry. In-house custom framing studio. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Ph: 604-932-7570. www.pathgallery.com.
Ceramics by Borgi Rayen. Studio viewing by appointment. Whistler Creekside. Ph: 604-932-2468.