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. New this week is an exhibition of traditional Japanese Nihon-Ga paintings by Theresa Mura on the walls of Sushi-Ya.
You never know where you might spy that essential piece...
The Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Elegant space showing renowned Canadian artists. The gallery presents Evening Skies - new works by painter David Langevin, Saturday March 19. Exhibition reception: 5-9 p.m. Artist in attendance, live acoustic guitar tunes by Josh Suhrheinrich. Whistler Village Resort (lobby level gallery row). Ph: 604-938-0887. www.adele-campbell.com.
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.
Snow City Glassworks
Glass blowing, fusing and etching by resident artist Duane Perrett. Open studio Saturday-Wednesday. Studio time/space available for rent. Alpha Lake Road, Function Junction. Ph: 604-932-4748. www.snowcityglassworks.com.
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 Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Contemporary Canadian paintings, ceramics, glass, bronze and stone sculpture and other handcrafted items. Soapstone carver Ted Griffiths working in residence March 11-21. 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. BBKs Pub, Upper Village. Ph: 604-932-9795.
The Gallery at MY Millennium Place
On the walls for March: Solo multi-media and photographic works by Rob Miller. Upstairs Foyer. Ph: 604-935-8410. www.whistlermillenniumpl.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.