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 important 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. The Franzs Trail Market in Creekside has wrapped up for the season.
The Gallery at Millennium Place
Community gallery space with monthly shows. On the walls for September: The Art Of Tazara - new works by seven-year-old Tazara Lopes. Artist reception Saturday, Sept. 17, 2-6 p.m. Upstairs Foyer. Ph: 604-935-8410. www.myplacewhistler.org.
The Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Renowned Canadian artists in a classic setting. Aug. 27-Sept. 8: One Mans Perspective - new exhibition by painter Cameron Bird. Whistler Village Resort Gallery Row. Ph: 604-938-0887. www.adele-campbell.com.
Upper Vision Gallery
Regularly changing displays by up-and-coming visual artists. Currently showing Blush - acrylic paintings and ink drawings by Penticton-based artist Sarah Fahey. BBKs Pub, Upper Village. Ph: 604-932-9795.
West Coast Gallery
Strong roster of classic painters including Hessam, Maya Eventov and American realist wine artist Thomas Arvid. Newest addition to the roster - local glass artist Duane Perrett. 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. Regular creative classes and workshops. Call for rates/times. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Ph: 604-932-2822. www.expressionsartstudio.com.
Mountain Gallery Chateau Whistler
Contemporary Canadian paintings, ceramics, glass, bronze and stone works. Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort. Ph: 604-935-1862. www.mountaingalleries.com.
The Plaza Galleries
A wide variety of paintings, sculptures and jewelry from renowned Canadian and international artists. Town Plaza, Village North.
Ph: 604-938-6233. www.plazagalleries.com.
Ceramics by Borgi Rayen. Studio viewing by appointment. Whistler Creekside. Ph: 604-932-2468.
Object Design Gallery
"Wearable art" custom handmade jewelry. Monthly guest visual artists. Ph: 604-905-7768. www.objectdesigngallery.com.
The Path Gallery
Fine native art works and jewelry. In-house custom framing studio. Tyndall Stone Lodge. Ph: 604-932-7570. www.pathgallery.com.
Whistler Village Art Gallery
Elegant space showcasing bold contemporary paintings, sculptures and mixed-media. Whistler Village Resort Gallery Row. Ph: 604-938-3001. www.whistlerart.com.
Black Tusk Gallery
Bold works by Northwest Coastal aboriginal artists. Whistler Village Resort Gallery Row. Ph: 604-905-5540. www.blacktusk.ca.
Mountain Moments Photography
Classic Whistler images by long-time local Greg Griffith. Clocktower, Skiers Square. www.mountainmoments.com
Contemporary and vintage pieces for home interiors. Works by local artists Lynn Pocklington, Patty Sanudo and Richard Driegers. Whistler Marketplace. Ph: 604-905-4044.
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.
The Creation Station
Studio/gallery run by painter Chili Thom and designer KLC Nash. Seeking submissions for upcoming collaborative show. 1006 Lynham Road, Function Junction. Ph: 604-698-5060 or 604-905-9841.
Cori Ross Originals and Prints
Funky Whistler snow and summer scenes by resident painter Cori Ross. Studio viewing by appointment. Whistler Cay. Ph: 604-932-3473.
Black Ohm Tattoo Gallery
Tattoo studio showcasing in-house artists Pepe, Robin Dutcher, Justin Ormiston and others from the Whistler underground. Millar Creek Rd., Function Junction. Ph: 604-938-8878. www.blackohmtattoogallery.com.
Snow City Glassworks
Glass blowing, fusing and etching by resident artist Duane Perrett. Open studio Saturday-Wednesday. Studio time/space available for rent. Function Junction. Ph: 604-932-4748. www.snowcityglassworks.com.
Vincent Massey Pottery Gallery
Massey is renowned for his distinctive stoneware, his wife Cheryl Massey for her cedar bark, bull kelp and tule baskets. Alpine Meadows. Ph: 604-932-6455.
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.
Out of Whistler
Squamish Artwalk & Gallery Tour
4th annual event offers a glimpse into the thriving Howe Sound art scene. Open studio demos in a wide variety of mediums including woodworking, pottery, painting, metals, textiles, stained glass, silk painting, photography, jewelry and sculpture. Sept. 17-18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Ph: 604-815-8461. www.squamishart.com.
Northern Lights Gallery
Canadian First Nations and Inuit prints, carvings, sculptures and jewelry. Cleveland Ave., Squamish. Ph: 604-892-2018.
Currently showing digital collage works by Katherine Kerr, Japanese textile artworks by Keiko Kiyota and fabric art by Vivian Zuba. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 13: mixed media pieces by Jessica Pasch, Rebecca Pasch and Elizabeth Harris-Nichols. Squamish Public Library, 37907-2nd Ave. Ph: 604-892-3110.
One-of-a-kind works by local and regional artisans for home and garden. Cleveland Ave., Squamish.
Brackendale Art Gallery
A true original in the heart of Brackendale. HQ for the annual Brackendale Winter Eagle Festival & Count. Ongoing Art of the Natural World exhibition, plus surrealist paintings by Toby Nilsson. Open weekends and stat. holidays or by appointment. Government Rd. (Depot Rd. off Hwy 99). Ph: 604-898-3333. www.brackendaleartgallery.com.
Tess Klein Jewelry
Intricate custom jewelry designs. Studio viewing by appointment. Pemberton Plateau. Ph: 604-894-5557. www.tessklein.com.
Functional stoneware by long-time Pemberton resident Meg Gallup. 7396 Laurel St., Pemberton. Studio viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-894-5035.
Karen Love Art
Paintings, prints and silver jewelry by resident artist Karen Love. 1422 Collins Rd., Pemberton. Studio viewing by appointment. Ph: 604-894-5558.
Contemporary aboriginal artwork by Toya Harris, soapstone sculpture by Mike Tyler, carved spirit poles by Martin Sam and appliqué garments by Karl Harris. #2008, Hwy 99, Mount Currie. Ph: 604-894-9460.
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 open by appointment. Ph: 604-452-3273.