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. Keep your eyes open because you never know where you might spy that essential piece...
Art for The Masses
Collaborative one-night show featuring edgy/avant garde works by underground artists Stan Matvychuk, Sev, Robin Dutcher, Justin Ormiston, Josee St. Amour, Goldfinger, Tom Merraw, Pepe, Scott Johnston and Arne Gutmann. Friday, March 25, 8 p.m.-midnight. #1-1395 Alpha Lake Rd. Function Junction.
Cheryl Massey & Linda Davies Local basket artisan and glass beadmaker show their works in the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort lobby. Saturday, March 26, 2-7 p.m.
The Gallery at MY Millennium Place
On the walls for March: multi-media photographic works by Rob Miller. Beginning April 1: "Outta Sight" a solo show of photographic works by Arne Gutmann in eclectic handmade frames. Opening reception Friday, April 1, 7 p.m. with DJs Dakota and Jack Hammer. Black and red, semi-formal dress. Upstairs Foyer. Ph: 604-935-8410. www.whistlermillenniumpl.com.
Whistler Village Art Gallery
A gorgeous space showcasing bold contemporary paintings, sculptures and mixed-media works. Whistler Village Resort (lobby level gallery row). Ph: 604-938-3001. www.whistlerart.com.
The Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Elegant space showing renowned Canadian artists. New works by painter David Langevin are currently in house. Whistler Village Resort (lobby level gallery row). Ph: 604-938-0887. www.adele-campbell.com.
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 recent 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. 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.
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.