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, bars and retail outlets offer up their walls as display spaces for local painters and photographers. You never know where you might spy that essential piece.
What : The Gallery at MY (Millennium) Place
Where: Upstairs Foyer
On the walls through the month of November: Naturally florals in the Japanese Nihon-ga tradition by Theresa Mura and mixed-media mountain scenes by Barbara Hirano. Opening reception Sunday, Nov. 7. Ph: 604-935-8410. www.whistlermillenniumpl.com.
What: Black Ohm Tattoo Gallery
Where : Millar Creek Rd., Function Junction
Tattoo studio showcases 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. Watercolour painting with Lyle MacDonald every Tuesday evening. Knitting with Meghan Bennet begins Nov. 8. Basket weaving with Cheryl Massey Nov. 10. 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. Ph: 604-938-0887. www.adele-campbell.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 acclaimed Canadian artists in a variety of media. 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