Art Galleries & Artists
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Drawing inspiration from its magnificent landscape, British Columbia's artists use the province's natural beauty and raw materials to create remarkable treasures showcased in BC art galleries.
Towering totem poles, powerful sculptures and masks, bold prints and exquisitely designed jewellery tell the story of BC's first peoples. Dramatic paintings, evocative photographs and a cornucopia of craft arts capture the province's diverse geography and multi-faceted spirit.
British Columbia Art Galleries
BC claims artists of national and international renown. View their work at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Museum of Anthropology, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Eagle Aerie Gallery and Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.
Aboriginal art is preserved in cultural centres such as the U’mista Cultural Centre, or weathered by the natural environment like the totem poles of Duncan and Gwaii Haanas National Park.
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7133A Pacific Rim Hwy
Port Alberni, British Columbia
Owned & operated by Nuu-chah-nulth artist Gordon Dick. When you come into the gallery, you will immediately smell the cedar & see many fresh cedar chips on the floor as Gordon & other artists are often working on wood carvings in the gallery.
Through Ahtsik Native Art Gallery, Gordon wants to be a role model to show that First Nations individuals can be successful. He aims to share with the world the talents of Nuu-chah-nulth & other First Nations' artists. Ahtsik Native Art Gallery appreciates the hand-crafted work that Canadian Aboriginal artists put into their art pieces & houses original art from many First Nations.
1719 Cowichan Bay Road
Cowichan Bay, British Columbia
The gallery celebrates Arthur's passion for creating original West Coast art. Often described as a modern day renaissance man & known for his love of story telling his works connect us with the stories & memories of his beloved coast & its history. A master at the ancient art of serigraphy & always experimenting with new & challenging mediums & materials Vickers works in 24k gold-leafing in low relief are signature pieces that are unique to this renowned First Nations Artist. The gallery & the seaside village of Cowichan Bay will be a true highlight of your trip to Vancouver Island, an experience you will always treasure.
The Arts & Cultural Guide to BC is a free bi-annual full-colour, 160-page guide to over 400 art galleries, museums, studios, gardens, wineries, heritage & cultural sites found in the province of BC. 80,000 copies of this indispensable guide are published & can be found at over 700 locations throughout BC. Visit for specific pick-up locations.
Be sure to visit our companion online guide for a virtual tour and search the site for more great destinations, artful getaways and an up-to-date calendar of events.
639 Hornby St
Vancouver, British Columbia
A public gallery for Contemporary Aboriginal Art of the Northwest Coast named after the acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid (1920-1998). The Gallery showcases the permanent collection of Bill Reid alongside changing exhibitions of contemporary Northwest Coast art. Highlights include stunning gold & silver jewelry, monumental sculptures & a towering totem pole by James Hart of Haida Gwaii. Visit the Gallery Gift Shop for a selection of original works & prints by local Northwest Coast artists, distinctive jewelry, accessories, books, cards & more. Located in the heart of downtown, just steps from the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver & Canada Line skytrain.
276 Columbia Ave
Castlegar, British Columbia
Castlegar Sculpturewalk is an innovative display of outdoor sculpture, located on a walking tour within Castlegar's downtown core (total tour time is approximately 1.5 hours). Showcasing both regional and international artists, the sculptures are available for purchase or lease.
Download a brochure and map from our website, or pick one up along the tour, and get Sculpturewalking! Vote for your favourite - the People's Choice winner will be purchased by the City of Castlegar for permanent display.
Come see what is turning into a major regional tourist attraction!
The Central Cariboo Art Route is a year-round, self-guided tour that showcases the region's artists and artisans. By using the Central Cariboo Art Route guide to help map your travels of the region (available via brochure or on our website), you will have the chance to connect with artists at work and gain a deeper sense of their practice.
Please don't be shy about contacting artists or visiting studios during posted hours - we look forward to welcoming you!
1711 - 152nd St
White Rock, British Columbia
Selling authentic handmade art and products by Native Peoples of the Americas. Hand carved totems, plaques, masks, drums, jewelry, and masterpieces including carved tables, cradle and Spirit Canoe from the Northwest Coast. Original art from Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala, Kuna and Mexico. Handmade cloth, shawls, clothing colored with plant dyes. Jewelry from Peru and Navajo. Rugs by Navajo, Oaxaca and Peru. Huichol (We-chol)yarn and bead art. Carved and painted figures also by Oaxaca. A charming selection of dream catchers, collector's items, and bead work.
1675 Hwy 3
Christina Lake, British Columbia
Christina Living Arts Centre is the region's newest & greenest facility. Solar & geothermal heating & cooling, LEED construction standards & earth-friendly materials make this building beautiful, inside & out. A Solar Aquatics System processes all waste on-site by natural means & Arts on3 Gallery featuring local and international artisans (glass blowing), gift shop, bistro & spectacular 3D floor mural & Story Pole makes this a fascinating stop to explore the area's rich recreational & cultural features. The Christina Lake Visitors Info Centre is also located inside. Facility (inside & out) available for conferences, reunions, meetings & weddings. Catering available. Located in the Nature Park, swimming close by.
Fernie, British Columbia
Clawhammer Press is a working letterpress studio and gallery located in beautiful Fernie, BC. Our studio include 3 Letterpresses from the turn of the century which we use to print our products every day. We offer full design services, letterpress printing, as well as retail paper products, and fine art.
Our Shop features:
Letterpress cards, prints, posters, coasters
Locally made pottery
Fine Art Gallery
Clawhammer Press offers:
Workshops & drop-ins
Cards, posters & promo items
Special svents/musical venue
Find us downtown in the Fernie General Store building with Ghostrider Trading Company.
495 Vancouver Ave
Penticton, British Columbia
A cultural tourism feast! Visit our B&B/Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden centrally located in Penticton overlooking Okanagan Lake. A husband & wife team, Lawrence sculpts steel & Kena creates mixed media "wallart". Perhaps you'll even discover a mosaic or two. Functional fun or just for fun, bright & colourful whimsy await your viewing pleasure. If we are not here, feel free to wander the sculpture enhanced garden. Open most days from 11:00 am-5:00 pm.