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. The Whistler Farmers Market is also a big part of the local art scene. Check out a broad selection of works by local artists, artisans and photographers every Sunday (until Oct. 11), 11 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine.
What : The Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Where : Whistler Visitors Centre, Village Stroll
Elegant gallery featuring renowned local and Canadian artists. Currently showcasing a new collection of black bear oil paintings by Ken Campbell. Ph: 604-938-0887. www.adele-campbell.com.
What : The Gallery at MY (Millennium) Place
Where: Upstairs Foyer
Running throughout the month of October: an exhibition of travel photography from India and Mexico by locals Jolyn Starling and Robin ONeill www.whistlermillenniumpl.com.
What : VISEYE Photo Gallery
Where : BBKs Pub
Photo gallery on the walls of the cozy Blackcomb Benchlands pub next to Chef Bernards Cafe. Current exhibition: Double Take a combination of photography and photo-based computer generated images by Mike Barry and Bruce Rowles held over. www.viseyephotogallery.com.
What: Expressions Art Studio & Gallery
Where: Tyndall Stone Lodge
Studio/gallery/paint-your-own-ceramics shop showcasing funky glass, wood, fibre arts and ceramics. Regular in-house artist demonstrations, workshops and classes. Ph: 604-932-2822.
What : West Coast Gallery
Where : Pan Pacific Lodge
New works by long-time exhibitor Maya Eventov. Ph: 604-935-0087. www.westcoastartgallery.com.
What: Freestyle Framing & Art Gallery
Where : Tapleys Farm
Owner/operator Terry Vincent is now showcasing the gallerys First Nations artworks and wildlife prints from a mobile showroom based in Tapleys Farm. Viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-932-4077. www.freestyleframingandartgallery.ca.
What : Whistler Village Art Gallery
Where : Westin Resort
An extensive collection of paintings and Inuit sculpture. New works in encaustic (wax and oil paint blend) by Jan Mason Steeves. Ph: 604-938-3001. www.whistlerart.com.
What : The Gallery at Chateau Whistler
Where: Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort
Contemporary Canadian paintings, ceramics, glass, bronze and stone sculpture and other authentic handcrafted items. www.thegallerychateauwhistler.com.
What : Black Tusk Gallery
Where : Whistler Village Resort
Bold works by aboriginal and Northwest Coast artists. New temporary location during renovations to the Whistler Village Resort. www.blacktusk.ca.