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.
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.
West Coast Gallery
A strong lineup of painters including Hessam Abrishami, Maya Eventov, Thomas Arvid, Robert Cook, Henry Asensio and Brent Heighton. Pan Pacific Lodge. Ph: 604-935-0087. www.westcoastartgallery.com.
Black Ohm Tattoo Gallery
Tattoo studio showcasing works by in-house artists Dave Pepe Petko, Robin Dutcher and Justin Ormiston and others from the Whistler underground. Millar Creek Rd., Function Junction. Ph: 604-938-8878. www.blackohmtattoogallery.com.
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.
Cori Ross Originals and Prints
Funky, colourful Whistler snow and summer scenes by resident painter Cori Ross. Studio viewing by appointment. Cross Designs Studio, Whistler Cay. Ph: 604-932-3473.
Freestyle Framing & Art Gallery
First Nations artworks and wildlife prints from a mobile showroom based in Tapleys Farm. Viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-932-4077. www.freestyleframingandartgallery.ca.
Mountain Moments Photography
Classic Whistler images by long-time local Greg Griffith. Clocktower, Skiers Square. www.mountainmoments.com
Ornamental ceramics and jewelry by Borgi Rayen. Whistler Creekside. Studio viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-932-2468.
Mountain Craft Gallery
Canadian paintings and blown glass, ceramic and mixed media artworks. Whistler Creekside. Studio viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-932-5001.
Out of Whistler
Western and First Nations art. Regular in-house workshops, demonstrations and musical performances. 38055 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish. www.newportgallery.net.
Brackendale Art Gallery
A true original in the heart of Brackendale featuring a gallery, theatre, café and chapel. Ongoing exhibition: Art of the Natural World - celebrating the 19th Annual Brackendale Winter Eagle Festival & Count. Open weekends and statutory holidays. Six miles north of Squamish, on Government Rd., (Depot Rd. off Hwy 99). Ph: 604-898-3333. www.brackendaleartgallery.com.
Currently showcasing acrylic paintings by Toby Jaxon and fused glass works by Tammy Hudgeon. Squamish Public Library, 37907 Second Ave. Ph: 604-892-3110.
One-of-a-kind works by local and regional artisans. Stoneware, pottery, and sea grass baskets for home and garden. Cleveland Ave., Squamish.
Contemporary aboriginal artwork by Toya Harris, soapstone sculpture by Mike Tyler, organic furniture pieces by Martin Sam and appliqué garments by Karl Harris. #2008, Hwy 99, Mount Currie. Ph: 604-894-9460.
Karen Love Art
Paintings, prints and silver jewelry by resident artist Karen Love. 1422 Collins Rd., Pemberton. Studio viewing daily by appointment. Ph: 604-894-5558.
Our Glass Works
Custom design stained glass by Judy and Hugh Bourhis, celebrating 25 years in the local arts community. 9143 Pemberton Portage Rd., Birken. Studio showroom daily by appointment. Ph: 604-452-3273.
Functional stoneware by long-time local Meg Gallup. 7396 Laurel St., Pemberton. Studio viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-894-5035.