Come visit our beautiful Cedar gallery on the Pacific Rim highway heading out of Port Alberni towards Tofino (hwy 4) on Vancouver Island. Ahtsik Native Art Gallery opened December 13th 2008. I am, Gordon Dick, the Artist and Owner of Ahtsik Native Art Gallery. I carved the Kingfisher design of the front entrance as well as the Eagle and Wolf posts that represent my Grandparents. You are welcome to come and see me create original Northwest Coast Art inside the gallery. In warmer months, you can come and see larger Wood projects being carved just outside the gallery, such as a totem pole. I sell many other local First Nations Artists’ Canadian Indian Art work from World Renowned to up and coming. Commissions are accepted.
7133A Pacific Rim Highway
Port Alberni, B.C.
Open 10:30am - 5pm Thur, Fri, Sun, Mon & Tues
Closed Sat and Wed
Artist: Gertrude Frank
Description: Traditional Nuu-chah-nulth Maquinna Hat. This is a whaling hat named after an 18th century Chief named Maquinna. The hat was worn by high ranking individuals - The Chiefs and Whalers in the village. The hat is weaved using all red cedar bark. With dyed bark to weave the designs. Design depicts whale and canoes with whale hunters.