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.
Art Junction@Function A classy gallery and in-house framing studio showcasing contemporary B.C. artists. A new addition to the roster is Inukshuck oil painte Ken Kirby. 1050 Millar Creek Road., Function Junction. Ph: 604-938-9000. www.artjunction.ca.
Whistler Village Art Gallery A new and improved renovated space with old favourites and new artists. Whistler Village Resort (lobby level gallery row). Sister gallery at the Westin Resort. Ph: 604-938-3001. www.whistlerart.com.
Black Tusk Gallery Bold works by aboriginal and Northwest Coast artists. Whistler Village Resort (lobby level gallery row). Ph: 604-905-5540. www.blacktusk.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. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Call 604-932-2822 for rates/times.
The Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery Elegant gallery showcasing renowned local and Canadian artists. Whistler Village Resort (lobby level gallery row). Ph: 604-938-0887. www.adele-campbell.com.
VISEYE Photo Gallery Photo gallery on the walls of the cozy pub in the Blackcomb Benchlands. Currently exhibiting works by acclaimed local photojournalist Bonny Makarewicz. 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.
Snow City Glassworks Glass blowing, fusing and etching by resident artist Duane Perrett. Alpha Lake Road, Function Junction. Open studio every Thursday, 2-6 p.m. Ph: 604-932-4748. www.snowcityglassworks.com.
Mountain Moments Photography Classic Whistler images by long-time local Greg Griffith. Clocktower, Skiers Square. www.mountainmoments.com
Cori Ross Originals and Prints Funky, colourful Whistler snow and summer scenes by resident painter Cori Ross. Studio viewing by appointment. Cross Designs Studio, Whistler Cay. Ph: 604-932-3473.
Clayfunkionals Ornamental ceramics and jewelry by Borgi Rayen. Whistler Creekside. Studio viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-932-2468.
Vincent Massey Pottery Gallery Massey is renowned for his decorative stoneware, his wife Cheryl for her cedar bark, bull kelp and tule baskets. Alpine Meadows. Ph: 604-932-6455.
The Gallery at MY (Millennium) Place New exhibition beginning Thursday, Dec. 30: The Magic Triad, a new collection of watercolour paintings by Bernard Thor, a longtime artist/artisan residing in the area around Anderson Lake. Opening reception Sunday, Jan. 9, 2-5 p.m. Artist in attendance. Upstairs Foyer. Ph: 604-935-8410. www.whistlermillenniumpl.com.
Mountain Craft Gallery Canadian paintings and blown glass, ceramic and mixed media artworks. Whistler Creekside. Studio viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-932-5001.
Out of Whistler
Brackendale Art Gallery A true original in the heart of Brackendale featuring a gallery, theatre, café and chapel. Current exhibition: Art of the Natural World - eagle themed works celebrating the 19th Annual Brackendale Winter Eagle Festival & Count. Six miles north of Squamish, on Government Rd., (take Depot Rd. off Hwy 99). Eagle Festival hours - open seven days per week. Ph: 604-898-3333. www.brackendaleartgallery.com.
Foyer Gallery Current exhibition: photography by Joanna Schwartz. Squamish Public Library, 37907 Second Ave. Ph: 604-892-3110.
Newport Gallery Western and First Nations art. Regular in-house workshops, demonstrations and musical performances. Currently featuring Happiness Reigns collection by Vancouver artist Gordon Davis. 38055 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish. www.newportgallery.net.
Nothing Finer One-of-a-kind works by local and regional artisans. Stoneware, pottery, and sea grass baskets for home and garden. Cleveland Ave., Squamish.
Toyas Gallery Contemporary aboriginal artwork by Toya Harris, soapstone sculpture by Mike Tyler, organic furniture pieces by Martin Sam and appliqué garments by Karl Harris. #2008, Hwy 99, Mount Currie. Ph: 604-894-9460.
Karen Love Art Paintings, prints and silver jewelry by resident artist Karen Love. 1422 Collins Rd., Pemberton. Studio viewing daily by appointment. Ph: 604-894-5558.
Our Glass Works Custom design stained glass by Judy and Hugh Bourhis, celebrating 25 years in the local arts community. 9143 Pemberton Portage Rd., Birken. Studio showroom daily by appointment. Ph: 604-452-3273.
Gallup Pottery Functional stoneware by long-time local Meg Gallup. 7396 Laurel St., Pemberton. Studio viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-894-5035.