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.
Mountain Gallery Chateau Whistler Contemporary Canadian paintings, ceramics, glass, bronze and stone works. The gallery hosts Alberta soapstone carver Ted Griffiths on Saturday, Oct. 8, 1-3 p.m. Unveiling of new works / informal artist meet n greet event. Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort. Ph: 604-935-1862. www.mountaingalleries.com.
The Gallery at Millennium Place Community gallery space with monthly shows. On the walls for October: Natures Secrets - photo artworks by Pemberton-based Wim Tewinkel. Upstairs Foyer. Ph: 604-935-8410. www.myplacewhistler.org.
The Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery Renowned Canadian artists in a classic setting. Artist and storyteller Nikol Haskova is new this month. Whistler Village Resort Gallery Row. Ph: 604-938-0887. www.adele-campbell.com.
Upper Vision Gallery Regularly changing displays by up-and-coming visual artists. Currently showing Blush - acrylic paintings and ink drawings by Sarah Fahey. BBKs 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 and 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.
The Plaza Galleries A wide variety of paintings, sculptures and jewelry from renowned Canadian and international artists. Bid on Arc de Triumph by Kal Gajoum to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research until Oct. 30. Call the gallery to bid. Town Plaza, Village North.
Ph: 604-938-6233. www.plazagalleries.com.
Clayfunkionals Ceramics by Borgi Rayen. Studio viewing by appointment. Whistler Creekside. Ph: 604-932-2468.
Object Design Gallery "Wearable art" custom handmade jewelry. Monthly guest visual artists. Multi-media artist Emily Haggar is featured for October. Ph: 604-905-7768. www.objectdesigngallery.com.
The Path Gallery Fine native art works and jewelry. In-house custom framing studio. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Ph: 604-932-7570. www.pathgallery.com.
Whistler Village Art Gallery Elegant space showcasing bold contemporary paintings, sculptures and mixed-media. Whistler Village Resort Gallery Row. Ph: 604-938-3001. www.whistlerart.com.
Black Tusk Gallery Bold works by Northwest Coastal aboriginal artists. New this week Nuu-Cha-nulth carver Morris Sutherland. Whistler Village Resort Gallery Row. Ph: 604-905-5540. www.blacktusk.ca.
Mountain Moments Photography Classic Whistler images by long-time local Greg Griffith. Clocktower, Skiers Square. www.mountainmoments.com