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Art Galleries & Exhibitions

Art In Whistler, August 25-September 01


The Whistler art-walking tour is a great way to experience local galleries and public art pieces. Self-guided brochures are available at 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 visual artists. Keep your eyes open because you never know where you might spy that essential piece.

The local farmer’s markets are also an important part of the summer art scene with a wide variety of photographers, clothing designers, artists and jewelry artisans displaying. Check out the Whistler Farmer’s Market every Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Upper Village and the new Franz’s Trail Outdoor Market in Creekside every Saturday from 11-4 p.m.

Industrial Art Show

Special one-night event hosted by Merlin’s in the Upper Village. Clothing design, jewelry, paintings, graffiti canvases and metal art. Participating artists include Josee St.Amour, Pepe, Scott Johnston, Erin Sieber and more. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m. Ph: 604-938-7735.

First Nations Art Exhibition

Weekend exhibition and sale of traditional First Nations art featuring carvers, painters, jewelry artisans and weavers from Northwest Coastal B.C. Demos throughout the exhibition. Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28, noon-6 p.m. Harmony Ballroom, Four Seasons Resort. www.fourseasons.com.

The Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery

Renowned Canadian artists in a classic setting. Aug. 27-31: ‘One Man’s Perspective’ - new exhibition by painter Cameron Bird. Artist demo Saturday, Aug. 27, 2-3 p.m., exhibition reception 5-9 p.m. Whistler Village Resort Gallery Row. Ph: 604-938-0887. www.adele-campbell.com.

The Gallery at Millennium Place

Community gallery space with monthly shows. On the walls for August: ‘Unreal Perception’ - acrylic landscapes by Joan Baron. Starting Sept. 1: The Art Of Tazara - new works by seven-year-old Tazara Lopes. Upstairs Foyer. Ph: 604-935-8410. www.myplacewhistler.org.

Upper Vision Gallery

Regularly changing displays by up-and-coming visual artists. Currently showing ‘Blush’ - acrylic paintings and ink drawings by Penticton-based artist Sarah Fahey. BBK’s Pub, Upper Village. Ph: 604-932-9795.

West Coast Gallery

Strong roster of classic painters including Hessam, Maya Eventov and American realist wine artist Thomas Arvid. New addition to the roster - local glass artist 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. Regular creative classes and workshops. Call for rates/times. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Ph: 604-932-2822. www.expressionsartstudio.com.

Mountain Gallery Chateau Whistler

Contemporary Canadian paintings, ceramics, glass, bronze and stone works. Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort. Ph: 604-935-1862. www.mountaingalleries.com.

The Plaza Galleries