Art In Whistler
The Whistler art-walking tour is a great way to experience local galleries and public art pieces. Self-guided brochures are available at 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 visual artists. Keep your eyes open because you never know where you might spy that essential piece.
The local farmers markets are also an essential part of the summer art scene with a wide variety of photographers, clothing designers, artists and jewelry artisans displaying. Check out the Whistler Farmers Market every Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Upper Village and the new Franzs Trail Outdoor Market in Creekside every Saturday from 11-4 p.m.
The Gallery at Millennium Place
Community gallery space with monthly shows. On the walls for August: Unreal Perception - acrylic landscapes by Joan Baron. Upstairs Foyer. Ph: 604-935-8410.
West Coast Gallery
Strong roster of classic painters including Hessam, Maya Eventov and American realist wine artist Thomas Arvid. Pan Pacific Lodge. Ph: 604-935-0087. www.westcoastartgallery.com.
Expressions Art Studio & Gallery
Studio, gallery, and paint-your-own-ceramics shop showcasing funky glass, wood, fibre arts, ceramics and photography. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Ph: 604-932-2822.
Mountain Gallery Chateau Whistler
Contemporary Canadian paintings, ceramics, glass, bronze and stone works. Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort. www.mountaingalleries.com.
The Plaza Galleries
A wide variety of paintings, sculptures and jewelry from renowned Canadian and international artists. Town Plaza, Village North.
Object Design Gallery
"Wearable art" custom handmade jewelry. Monthly guest visual artists. Starting Aug. 1: underwater photographer Rick Pegeler. Ph: 604-905-7768. www.objectdesigngallery.com.
Upper Vision Gallery
Regularly changing displays by up-and-coming visual artists. BBKs Pub, Upper Village. Ph: 604-932-9795.
Whistler Village Art Gallery
Elegant space showcasing bold contemporary paintings, sculptures and mixed-media. ArtWalk exhibitor: Monica Geniele. 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.
Black Tusk Gallery
Bold works by NW Coastal aboriginal artists. Whistler Village Resort Gallery Row. Ph: 604-905-5540. www.blacktusk.ca.
The Path Gallery
Fine native art works and jewelry. In-house custom framing studio. Currently hosting traditional Kwakiutl carver Gary Peterson. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Ph: 604-932-7570. www.pathgallery.com.
Ceramics by Borgi Rayen. Studio viewing by appointment. Whistler Creekside. Ph: 604-932-2468.
Mountain Moments Photography
Classic Whistler images by long-time local Greg Griffith. Clocktower, Skiers Square. www.mountainmoments.com