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The Whistler Art Walking Tour

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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 Visitor’s 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 : BBK’s Pub

Photo gallery on the walls of the cozy Blackcomb Benchlands pub next to Chef Bernard’s 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

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