Downtown Vancouvers public gallery named after the acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid (1920-1998). The Gallery showcases the permanent collection of Bill Reid and changing exhibitions of contemporary Northwest Coast art. Permanent Collection of Bill Reids work – Stunning gold and silver jewelry – Monumental sculptures – Towering totem pole carved Read more [...]
Aboriginal art is thriving in British Columbia, with communities of artists showcasing culture across the province. Moreover, British Columbia has the highest diversity of distinct First Nations in Canada, with more than 50 First Nations in more than 200 communities.
There are so many ways to explore Aboriginal culture in British Columbia! Find festivals, music, and Pow Wows. Watch indigenous artists carve a totem pole. After that, explore traditional lands and waters with a local guide.
Historic art can be seen at galleries, museums, or standing in their original, historic, locations; like the weathered totem poles of Ksan Historical Village and Museum in Hazelton. Or, bring art home to enjoy, from galleries such as Urban Aboriginal Fair Trade Gallery in Vancouver.
Planning a trip? Experience culture where you stay, with accommodation at Skwachays Lodge Aboriginal Hotel and Gallery, Quaaout Lodge, and more Art-of-the-Getaway highlights.
Wherever you go, you will find history, art, and culture with Art-BC.
Vancouver’s Boutique Hotel that is making a difference….. Skwachàys Lodge combines art and culture with exceptional hospitality. Eighteen one-of-a-kind guest suites designed by Indigenous artists and Vancouver interior designers tell stunning visual stories about First Nations culture and provides the funding for an Artists in Residence Program for Indigenous artists. Read more [...]
Building Community through the Transformative Power of Art The Aboriginal Fair Trade Gallery is a social enterprise created by Vancouver Native Housing Society (VNHS). Located in the Lobby of Skwachays Lodge, Vancouver’s Boutique Hotel that is making a Difference…. it is a community driven initiative dedicated to sharing the artistic Read more [...]