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. Keep your eyes openyou never know where you might spy that essential piece.
The Gallery at Chateau Whistler
Contemporary Canadian paintings, ceramics, glass, bronze and stone sculpture and other authentic handcrafted items. Beginning Jan. 22: Journey to the Fallsa special exhibition of works by Canadian artists Jim Vest and Jerry Heine. In-house reception 7-10 p.m. Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort. www.thegallerychateauwhistler.com.
A new gallery and framing studio in Whistler Village. 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. Currently showing the work of local photojournalist Bonny Makarewicz. 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 Bernhard Thor, a versatile artist/artisan residing in the area around Anderson Lake. Upstairs Foyer. Ph: 604-935-8410. www.whistlermillenniumpl.com.
West Coast Gallery
Acclaimed Canadian artists in a variety of media. Pan Pacific Lodge. Ph: 604-935-0087. www.westcoastartgallery.com.
The Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Elegant space showcasing renowned local and Canadian artists. Annual winter exhibition of new works by Rod Charlesworth opens 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 recent 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.
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.
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 Plaza Galleries