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.
A new gallery and framing studio in Whistler Village opening its doors next weekend (Saturday, Jan. 22). Fine native art works and jewelry. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Ph: 604-932-7570.
VISEYE Photo Gallery
Photo gallery on the walls of the cozy pub in the Blackcomb Benchlands. Beginning Jan. 15: a new exhibition by Rich Duncan. Opening reception Wednesday, Jan. 19, 10 p.m.-midnight. BBKs Pub, Upper Village. www.viseyephotogallery.com.
The Gallery at MY (Millennium) Place
On the walls through the month of Januray: The Magic Triad, a new collection of watercolour paintings by Bernard Thor, a versatile artist/artisan residing in the area around Anderson Lake. Upstairs Foyer. Ph: 604-935-8410. www.whistlermillenniumpl.com.
The Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Elegant space showcasing renowned local and Canadian artists. Annual winter exhibition of new works by Rod Charlesworth on Jan. 29. Whistler Village Resort (lobby level gallery row). Ph: 604-938-0887. www.adele-campbell.com.
A classy gallery and in-house framing studio showcasing contemporary B.C. artists. A new addition to the roster is Inukshuck oil painter Ken Kirby. 1050 Millar Creek Road, Function Junction. Ph: 604-938-9000. www.artjunction.ca.
Whistler Village Art Gallery
A gorgeous renovated space displaying 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.
The Gallery at Chateau Whistler
Contemporary Canadian paintings, ceramics, glass, bronze and stone sculpture and other authentic handcrafted items. Upcoming show featuring works by gallery artist Jim Vest, Jan. 22. Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort. www.thegallerychateauwhistler.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. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Call 604-932-2822 for rates/times.