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.
The Gallery at MY (Millennium) Place On the walls for November and December: Naturally florals in the Japanese Nihon-ga tradition by Theresa Mura and mixed-media mountain scenes by Barbara Hirano. Upstairs Foyer. Ph: 604-935-8410. www.whistlermillenniumpl.com.
Black Ohm Tattoo Gallery Tattoo studio showcases works by in-house artists Dave Pepe Petko, Robin Dutcher and Justin Ormiston and other contributors from the Whistler underground. Millar Creek Rd., Function Junction. Ph: 604-938-8878. www.blackohmtattoogallery.com.
Expressions Art Studio & Gallery Studio/gallery/paint-your-own-ceramics shop showcasing funky glass, wood, fibre arts and ceramics. Regular in-house artist demonstrations, workshops and classes. Watercolours with Lyle MacDonald every Tuesday evening. Nov. 20: fused glass with Jeremy Morris. Nov. 30-Dec. 1: photography with Leanna Rathkelly. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Call 604-932-2822 for rates/times.
The Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery Elegant gallery featuring renowned local and Canadian artists. Back in original location following renovations. Welcome Home exhibition and reception on Nov. 27. Whistler Resort Hotel (formerly the Delta) Ph: 604-938-0887. www.adele-campbell.com.
VISEYE Photo Gallery Photo gallery on the walls of the cozy pub in the
Blackcomb Benchlands. Current exhibition: Double Take photography and photo-based computer generated images by Mike Barry and Bruce Rowles held over. BBKs Pub, Upper Village. www.viseyephotogallery.com.
West Coast Gallery Acclaimed Canadian artists in a variety of media. Pan Pacific Lodge. Ph: 604-935-0087. www.westcoastartgallery.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. www.freestyleframingandartgallery.ca.
Whistler Village Art Gallery An extensive collection of rich oil paintings and Inuit sculpture. Westin Resort. Ph: 604-938-3999. www.whistlerart.com.
The Gallery at Chateau Whistler Contemporary Canadian paintings, ceramics, glass, bronze and stone sculpture and other authentic handcrafted items. Art documentaries screened in house Wednesday afternoons at 1 and 3 p.m. Nov. 24: Walking with Giants featuring grizzly painter/researcher Maureen Enns. Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort. www.thegallerychateauwhistler.com.
Black Tusk Gallery Bold works by aboriginal and Northwest Coast artists. Whistler Resort Hotel (formerly the Delta). Ph: 604-905-5540. www.blacktusk.ca.
Art Junction@Function A classy gallery and in-house printmaking/framing studio showcasing contemporary B.C. artists. Realist painter Bruce Muir is a recent addition to the roster. 1050 Millar Creek Road., Function Junction. Ph: 604-938-9000. www.artjunction.ca.
The Plaza Galleries A wide variety of paintings and sculptures from renowned Canadian and international artists, plus stone carvings, glassworks, masks and jewelry. Town Plaza, Village North. Ph: 604-938-6623.