The Whistler Art Walking Tour is a great way to see local galleries and public art pieces. Self-guided brochures are available at MY (Millennium) Place or online at www.whistlerartscouncil.com. The Whistler Farmers Market is also a big part of the summer art scene. Check out a broad selection of works by local artists and artisans every Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. rain or shine.
What : The Gallery Chateau Whistler
Where: Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort, Blackcomb Village
Contemporary Canadian paintings, ceramics, glass, bronze and stone sculpture and other authentic handcrafted items. Beginning Aug. 14, a special exhibit of Canadian Rockies landscapes by Banff-based painter Elizabeth M. Wiltzen. Artist in attendance at exhibit reception. www.thegallerychateauwhistler.com.
What : The Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Where : Whistler Visitors Centre, Village Stroll
Long-time Whistler gallery featuring renowned Canadian artists. Beginning Aug. 28: Creative Stages an exhibit by Vancouver painter Cameron Bird featuring drawings, sketches and finished works. Artist reception Saturday, Aug. 28, 6-8 p.m. Silent auction with proceeds to the Whistler Bear Society. Bird will give a talk on his work at 4 p.m. Ph: 604-938-0887. www.adele-campbell.com.
What : The Gallery
Where: MY (Millennium) Place, upstairs
Running through the month of August: The Wild Life of Burning Man images by locals who have made the journey to the iconic counter-culture celebration taking place every year in the Nevada desert. Ph: 604-935-8410. www.whistlermillenniumpl.com.
What : VISEYE Photo Gallery
Where : BBKs Pub
Photo gallery on the walls of the cozy Blackcomb Benchlands pub next to Chef Bernards Cafe. Current exhibit: Double Take images by Mike Barry and Bruce Rowles. www.viseyephotogallery.com.
What : Whistler Village Art Gallery
Where : Westin Resort
New expanded location. Extensive collection of Inuit sculpture and a special exhibit of fruit-themed realist oil paintings by Toronto artist Joanne Helman. Ph: 604-938-3001. www.whistlerart.com.
What : Black Tusk Gallery
Where : Main Floor, Whistler Village Resort
Bold works by aboriginal and Northwest Coastal artists. New temporary location. www.blacktusk.ca.
What: Expressions Art Studio & Gallery
Where: Tyndall Stone Lodge, Whistler Village Stroll
Studio/gallery/paint-your-own-ceramics shop showcasing funky glass, wood, fibre arts and ceramics. Regular in-house artist demonstrations and workshops. Ph: 604-932-2822.
What : Art Junction@Function Gallery & Framing Studio