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 cafes, restaurants, bars and retail outlets offer up their walls as display spaces for local visual artists. You never know where you might spy that essential piece.
One-day show and sale of works by three women artists/fly fishing buddies: painter Fran Friesen, illustrator Kat Cruikshank and ceramic/raku artist Anne Rurak. Nature/fishing themed works in a variety of media and artist demonstrations. Saturday, March 19, 1-7:30 p.m. Durlacher Hof Pension, Nesters Road. Ph: 604-932-1924.
Classy gallery and in-house framing studio showcasing contemporary B.C. artists. A new addition to the roster is progressive ceramic artist Geoff Searle. 1050 Millar Creek Road., Function Junction. Ph: 604-938-9000. www.artjunction.ca.
Mountain Gallery at Chateau Whistler
Contemporary Canadian paintings, ceramics, glass, bronze and stone sculpture and other handcrafted items. Soapstone carver Ted Griffiths working in residence March 11-20. Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort. www.mountaingalleries.com.
Upper Vision Gallery
Young and emerging artists working in a variety of media displayed on the walls of the cozy pub next to Chef Bernards Ciao-Thyme Bistro. Formerly the VISEYE Photo Gallery. Relaunch party tonight (Thursday, March 10) featuring DJs Buddha and Special K. 9 p.m.-close. BBKs Pub, Upper Village. Ph: 604-932-9795.
The Gallery at MY Millennium Place
On the walls for March: Solo multi-media works by Rob Miller. Upstairs Foyer. Ph: 604-935-8410. www.whistlermillenniumpl.com.
The Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Elegant space showing renowned Canadian artists. Currently featuring Capturing Tuesday - new multi-media works by Laura Harris, on the walls until March 12. Whistler Village Resort (lobby level gallery row). Ph: 604-938-0887. www.adele-campbell.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 Path Gallery
Fine native art works and jewelry. In-house custom framing studio. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Ph: 604-932-7570.
The Plaza Galleries
A wide variety of paintings and eclectic sculptures from renowned Canadian and international artists, plus stone carvings, glassworks, masks and jewelry. Town Plaza, Village North. Ph: 604-938-6623.
Contemporary and vintage pieces for home interiors and works by local artists Lyle MacDonald, Lynn Pocklington, Patty Sanudo and Richard Driegers. Whistler Marketplace. Ph: 604-905-4044.
Vincent Massey Pottery Gallery
Massey is renowned for his distinctive stoneware, his wife Cheryl for her cedar bark, bull kelp and tule baskets. Alpine Meadows. Ph: 604-932-6455.