ItÕs February, which means the local arts scene is alive with the Celebration 2010 Whistler Arts Festival. The annual event is organized by the Whistler Arts Council to showcase local visual, cultural, literary and performing arts in the years leading up to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. New this year is a special winter edition of ArtWalk. Local businesses become galleries by offering up wall space to local artists. Mapped brochures are available online at www.whislterartscouncil.com, at MY Millennium Place and at information centres throughout Whistler Village.
Running until Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Whistler Conference Centre: A Whistler Evening with the Arts Tour - international and local artists displaying and working on site, and the Made in Whistler local artisan market.
The Gallery at MY Millennium Place
On the walls through the month of February: Out of Bounds-Tales from the BackcountryÐjuried photo exhibition presented by the Whistler Arts Council as part of the monthlong Celebration 2010 Whistler Arts Festival. Best of Show prize based on peopleÕs choice vote. Works by Out of Bounds exhibitors also displayed throughout the village at various businesses. Upstairs Foyer. Ph: 604-935-8410. www.whistlermillenniumpl.com.
The Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Elegant space showing renowned Canadian artists. Beginning Saturday: ÔCapturing TuesdayÕ - new works by Laura Harris. Artist in attendance for reception Feb. 19, 5-9 p.m. 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. ÔCelebrate the RainforestÕ new works by Calgary-based painter Diane Ostioch on Saturday, Feb. 19. In-house reception 2-5 p.m. Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort. www.thegallerychateauwhistler.com.
The Path Gallery
Fine native art works and jewelry. In-house custom framing studio. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Ph: 604-932-7570.
VISEYE Photo Gallery
Renowned local photographers showcased on the walls of the cozy pub next to Chef BernardÕs Ciao-Thyme Bistro. BBKÕs 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. 1050 Millar Creek Road., Function Junction. Ph: 604-938-9000. www.artjunction.ca.
Black Tusk Gallery
Bold works by Northwest Coast aboriginal artists. Whistler Village Resort (lobby level gallery row). Ph: 604-905-5540. www.blacktusk.ca.
Whistler Village Art Gallery
A gorgeous renovated space displaying old favourites and new artists. Whistler Village Resort (lobby level gallery row). Ph: 604-938-3001. www.whistlerart.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.