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 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.
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. 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.
The Gallery at MY Millennium Place
On the walls through the month of Januray: The Magic Triad, watercolour paintings by Bernhard Thor of Anderson Lake. Beginning Feb. 1: Out of Bounds-Tales from the Backcountryjuried photo exhibition presented by the Whistler Arts Council. Part of the monthlong Celebration 2010 Whistler Arts Festival. Opening reception Friday, Feb. 4, 7-10 p.m. Upstairs Foyer. Ph: 604-935-8410. www.whistlermillenniumpl.com.
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.
West Coast Gallery
Acclaimed Canadian artists in a variety of media. Pan Pacific Lodge. Ph: 604-935-0087. www.westcoastartgallery.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 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.