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...
The Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival presents an exhibition of street and underground artworks displayed in a temporary gallery space in the Whistler gondola building. International and local artists working in canvas, sculpture, film, photography, graphics, graffiti, and skateboard decks. Tues. April 12-Sun. April 17, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. www.whistler2005.com.
Upper Vision Gallery
Launching Thursday, April 14: Caught On Canvas paintings by Jennifer Ingram, photo-based artworks by Lucia Griggi and murals by Stan Matwychuk. In house opening reception Thursday, April 14, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. with tunes by DJ duo Buddha & Special K. 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 artist demonstrations and classes. Call 604-932-2822 for rates/times. Tyndall Stone Lodge.
The Gallery at MY Millennium Place
On the walls for April: "Outta Sight" solo show of photographic works by Arne Gutmann in eclectic, found-object, handmade frames. Upstairs Foyer. Ph: 604-935-8410.
Whistler Village Art Gallery
A gorgeous space showcasing bold contemporary paintings, sculptures and mixed-media works. Whistler Village Resort (gallery row). Ph: 604-938-3001. www.whistlerart.com.
The Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Renowned Canadian artists in a classic setting. Whistler Village Resort (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. 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.
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.