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. Also, many local cafés and restaurants, and retail outlets offer up their walls as display spaces for local painters and photographers. In Whistler, you never know where you might spy that perfect piece!
What: Black Ohm Tattoo Gallery
Where : Millar Creek Rd., Function Junction
Tattoo studio showcases multi-media works by in-house artists Dave Pepe Petko, Robin Dutcher and Justin Ormiston and other contributors from the Whistler underground. Ph: 604-938-8878. www.blackohmtattoogallery.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. Oct. 23: Fused glass workshop with Jeremy Morris. Watercolour painting with Lyle MacDonald every Tuesday evening. Clay workshops for kids with Barb Hirano on Saturdays. Call 604-932-2822 for rates/times.
What : The Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Where : Whistler Visitors Centre, Village Stroll
Elegant gallery featuring renowned local and Canadian artists. Currently showcasing new black bear 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 : West Coast Gallery
Where : Pan Pacific Lodge
Classic gallery currently showcasing new works by long-time exhibitor Maya Eventov. Ph: 604-935-0087. www.westcoastartgallery.com.
What: Freestyle Framing & Art Gallery
Where : Tapleys Farm
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 rich oil paintings and Inuit sculpture. Ph: 604-938-3001. www.whistlerart.com.
What : The Gallery at Chateau Whistler