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Awatin Aboriginal Art

Closes in 28 min: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Best Collection of Native Art!

The most beautiful handmade jewelry, paintings, carvings, stones, soap, masks! Everything you can... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2018
Camper44410890137
via mobile
Blue beads!

Was searching for small blue beads to use with two pairs of earrings and happened to find some... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2018
Chrissie J
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Family-owned business, featuring local authentic native art. You will find Jewelry, Art, Antiques and Minerals in the gallery. Our Native Jewelry is made in-house.
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909 Island Hwy | Unit 104, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2C2, Canada
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Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

The most beautiful handmade jewelry, paintings, carvings, stones, soap, masks! Everything you can imagine! The owners are true gems themselves! Check this place out, its a must.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Was searching for small blue beads to use with two pairs of earrings and happened to find some here! Thank you so much, I will definitely come back when I have for time to chat and hopefully view the new pendants :)

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Chrissie J
Darlene S, Owner at Awatin Aboriginal Art, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2018

Thank you Chrissie, glad that you found what you've been looking for. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed March 13, 2018

Love going here , they allwys have treasures to find . Right in down town area with a door to the sea walk to go out and take in the vista after your purchase I have found many wonderful things here love the place

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Kevin G
Darlene S, Owner at Awatin Aboriginal Art, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Kevin. Its always nice to speak with someone who loves the treasures as much as we do!

Reviewed November 28, 2017

Awatin is a showcase for First Nations art, carvings, custom jewellery and antiquities. Darlene and Ernie Smith are welcoming and always provide first class service with unique one of a kind jewellery designs. As a very satisfied repeat customer, I would encourage you to to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Carolyne P
Darlene S, Owner at Awatin Aboriginal Art, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate your support. I agree, our in-house jeweller's designs are not to be missed. As you know, a custom order is easy to request and and it can be mailed anywhere.

Reviewed November 28, 2017

This is THE place to go for Aboriginal art on the Island. Ernie and Darlene have a wonderful collection and are always adding to it. In addition, Ernie's jewellery work is so stunning! They are also always so welcoming and can tell you the story...More

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Date of experience: November 2017
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Darlene S, Owner at Awatin Aboriginal Art, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review!

Reviewed November 22, 2017

Awatin Aboriginal Art is full of beautiful work to buy right off the shelf, but when I visited in September I was seeking a particular motif on a silver bracelet to commemorate my snorkeling with the salmon in the Campbell River. I met Darlene and...More

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Date of experience: September 2017
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Darlene S, Owner at Awatin Aboriginal Art, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2017

We really appreciate you for taking the time to write a review. Glad you experienced Campbell River “Salmon Capital of the World.” Your snorkeling experience sounded wonderful! It served as the perfect inspiration for Mowisaht Designs to custom make your commemorative piece of jewelry.

Reviewed November 22, 2017

Ernie and Darlene Smith are the sweetest, most accommodating business owners you could hope to find. My husband misplaced his wedding band, due it his extensive weight loss and it's tendency to slip off his finger. My husband had cherished his wedding band, as it...More

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Date of experience: September 2017
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Darlene S, Owner at Awatin Aboriginal Art, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review. Its truly an honour for Ernie to be asked to work on the wedding band, thank you for thinking of Awatin Art for your custom jewelry needs.

Reviewed November 22, 2017

Excels my display of Dirt Nation art work. Owner very helpful and an interesting person to speak goals he is a First Nation decendent.

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Date of experience: September 2017
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Darlene S, Owner at Awatin Aboriginal Art, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2017

Glad you had a pleasant experience, thank you for taking the time to write a review. Ernie enjoyed hearing about Scotland and sharing with you about First Nation Art & Culture.

Reviewed November 22, 2017

Ernie is an awesome artist and his venture into making jewelry is very well received. Ernie enjoys designing and making that perfect piece for people, accepting custom orders. I am very pleased with the custom pieces he made for me and considered the price very...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Denise M
Darlene S, Owner at Awatin Aboriginal Art, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2017

Thank you for the lovely review! I agree, Ernie’s artistic talent and venture into jewelry making is well received. Not only does he run the gallery, but he also finds time for Custom Orders and for teaching at North Island College’s Jewelry Program.

Reviewed November 22, 2017

My first special order from Awatin Art : My daughters and I had been talking about getting matching pieces of jewelry for a long time and after seeing some of Ernie's work decided to see if he could design something for us. After discussing our...More

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Date of experience: June 2017
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Darlene S, Owner at Awatin Aboriginal Art, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Those mother daughter bracelets you commissioned are special! A photo of them is included in Issue 7 of the NI Compass’s Artist Feature “The Golden Touch of Ernie Smith.” Your gold recycling order turned out...More

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