Ahtsik Native Art Gallery
Ahtsik Native Art Gallery
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10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
We are an artist-owned fine art gallery specializing in traditional west coast style art of the Pacific Northwest. The gallery is on Tseshaht lands and houses Gordon Dick Studio while showcasing the work of local and regional artists. We carry handmade woodcarvings and jewelry, including masks, panels, free-standing or wall-mounted sculptures, doors, poles, and house beams. Ahtsik is a Nuu-chah-nulth word meaning “creating to the best of your abilities” and we select our artwork for its beauty and craftsmanship. May you enjoy it as much as we do.
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cpetrizzo
Broomfield, CO36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
It's so interesting to see a genuine totem pole in the act of being carved. But what's even better is the beautiful display of sculptures, carvings, and jewelry on display and for sale. And what's even better that is getting to talk with Gordon and learning more about his art and culture and the area. We really enjoyed our visit.
Written August 28, 2017
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kingfisher7311
Langley, Canada33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It is worth stopping in every few months to see what is new in the studio/gallery. There are so many beautiful pieces carved onsite and Gordon is such a welcoming individual and Master carver. He is always willing to talk about wood, his work and he never hesitates to explain his method. Often he will take the time to demonstrate how different gouges work in different directions to make the necessary smooth cuts.

As well he supports other artists who are still finding their own voice in this field. A very supportive individual who has earned the support of his community
Written October 1, 2019
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MarkandMina
Toronto, Canada19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Gordon Dick is a talented artist and owner of this gallery/studio. We enjoyed viewing and discussing his work in progress as well as the pieces on display. He also represents a number of other talented native artists. We were fortunate to watch a totem pole being carved in the carving shed by a visiting artist who also spent the time to explain what he was doing. If you are interested in native art and in particular West Coast Art don't miss an opportunity to visit Ahtsik Native Art Gallery.
Written August 29, 2017
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Marilyn B
Vancouver, Canada9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
Outstanding selection of local First Nations art and jewellery. The owner, Gord, is also a carver and is happy to share his wealth of knowledge about First Nations culture and art. Even if you are not a collector, it's worth stopping by to have a look.
Written June 23, 2016
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David I
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
This gallery is among the finest of the first nations art galleries we have visited and we have visited many., The owner, Gordon Dick is a true master and works in a variety mediums. His jewellery is beautiful and his wood carvings spectacular. We were fortunate to find him working at the gallery carving a commission piece. We spent close to an hour discussing West Coast First Nations art and geneology but most people would spend from 15 minutes to a half hour.
Written June 13, 2016
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Ashley_O83
Port Alberni, Canada76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On your way out to the lake or Tofino make this a stop. Lovely selection of First Nations art work and jewelry. Sometimes you can even catch a glimpse of the talented artist working on a piece out front of the gallery.
Written April 23, 2015
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Ahtsik Native Art Gallery is open:
  • Sun - Mon 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Tue 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wed - Fri 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM



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