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.
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.
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. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Call 604-932-2822 for rates/times.
The Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Elegant gallery showcasing renowned local and Canadian artists. Back in original location following renovations. Whistler Village Resort (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. Third season launches with an exhibition by acclaimed local photojournalist Bonny Makarewicz. Opening reception Wednesday, Dec. 15, 10 p.m.-midnight. 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: 604-935-3999. www.whistlerart.com.
The Gallery at Chateau Whistler
Contemporary Canadian paintings, ceramics, glass, bronze and stone sculpture and other authentic handcrafted items. Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort. www.thegallerychateauwhistler.com.
Black Tusk Gallery
Bold works by aboriginal and Northwest Coast artists. Whistler Village Resort (formerly the Delta). Ph: 604-905-5540. www.blacktusk.ca.