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. Canadian films exploring Canadian art and artists screen every Thursday at 1 and 3 p.m. for November. This weeks film is A Tribute to Umberto. 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. Art Gallery Row at the Hilton. 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. 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. Ceramic artist Barb Shelley is featured October and November. Ph: 604-905-7768. www.objectdesigngallery.com.
The Path Gallery Fine native art works and jewelry. In-house custom framing studio. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Informal talks from Native artists on masks and totem poles Saturdays at 2 p.m. Ph: 604-932-7570. www.pathgallery.com.
Whistler Village Art Gallery Elegant space showcasing bold contemporary paintings, sculptures and mixed-media. Art Gallery Row at the Hilton. 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. Art Gallery Row at the Hilton. 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
Daily Planet Contemporary and vintage pieces for home interiors. Works by local artists Lynn Pocklington, Patty Sanudo and Richard Driegers. Whistler Marketplace. Ph: 604-905-4044.
Art Junction 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.
The Creation Station Studio/gallery run by painter Chili Thom and designer KLC Nash. Dave Baanzz is featured this month. 1006 Lynham Road, Function Junction. Ph: 604-698-5060 or 604-905-9841.
Cori Ross Originals and Prints Funky Whistler snow and summer scenes by resident painter Cori Ross. Studio viewing by appointment. Whistler Cay. Ph: 604-932-3473.
Black Ohm Tattoo Gallery Tattoo studio showcasing in-house artists Pepe, Robin Dutcher, Justin Ormiston and others from the Whistler underground. Millar Creek Rd., Function Junction. Ph: 604-938-8878. www.blackohmtattoogallery.com.
Snow City Glassworks Glass blowing, fusing and etching by resident artist Duane Perrett. Open studio Saturday-Wednesday. Studio time/space available for rent. Function Junction. Ph: 604-932-4748. www.snowcityglassworks.com.
Vincent Massey Pottery Gallery Massey is renowned for his distinctive stoneware, his wife Cheryl Massey for her cedar bark, bull kelp and tule baskets. Alpine Meadows. Ph: 604-932-6455. www.vincentmasseypottery.com.
Freestyle Framing & Art Gallery First Nations artworks and wildlife prints from a mobile showroom based in Tapleys Farm. Viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-932-4077.
Out of Whistler
Northern Lights Gallery Canadian First Nations and Inuit prints, carvings, sculptures and jewelry. Cleveland Ave., Squamish. Ph: 604-892-2018.
Foyer Gallery Currently showing Gunter Wissmeyer acrylics and Kay Austen ceramics. Squamish Public Library, 37907-2nd Ave. Ph: 604-892-3110.
Smack Pot Gallery Functional & sculptural stoneware by resident artist Jenny Smack. Studio viewing by appointment. Paradise Valley. Ph: 604-898-4166.
Brackendale ArT Gallery A true original in the heart of Brackendale. HQ for the annual Brackendale Winter Eagle Festival & Count. Ongoing Art of the Natural World exhibition, plus surrealist paintings by Toby Nilsson. Open weekends and stat. holidays or by appointment. Government Rd. (Depot Rd. off Hwy 99). Ph: 604-898-3333. www.brackendaleartgallery.com.
Tess Klein Jewelry Intricate custom jewelry designs. Studio viewing by appointment. Pemberton Plateau. Ph: 604-894-5557. www.tessklein.com.
Gallup Pottery Functional stoneware by long-time Pemberton resident Meg Gallup. 7396 Laurel St., Pemberton. Studio viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-894-5035.
Karen Love Art Paintings, prints and silver jewelry by resident artist Karen Love. 1422 Collins Rd., Pemberton. Studio viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-894-5558.
Toyas Gallery Contemporary aboriginal artwork by Toya Harris, soapstone sculpture by Mike Tyler, carved spirit poles by Martin Sam and appliqué garments by Karl Harris. #2008, Hwy 99, Mount Currie. Ph: 604-894-9460.
Our Glass Works Custom design stained glass by Judy and Hugh Bourhis, celebrating 25 years in the local arts community. 9143 Pemberton Portage Rd., Birken. Studio showroom open by appointment. Ph: 604-452-3273.