Indigenous art galleries and gift shops
Discover Indigenous culture through traditional and contemporary artistic and creative expression and find an Indigenous work of art or handmade craft that speaks to you.
You’ll be guaranteed authenticity at Indigenous-owned and operated galleries, cultural centres and gift shops. If you’re unsure, feel free to ask if the art or craft you’d like to purchase was Indigenous-made.
In addition, other art galleries and gift shops feature First Nations, Métis and Inuit art.
Indigenous art and craft in Northern Ontario
Dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of Anishinaabe culture, custom, language and art on Manitoulin Island, the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation is a resource centre featuring a museum, gallery, theatre and gift shop. Browse a carefully curated collection of books, arts, crafts and gifts.
From hand-crafted jewellery and stunning beadwork and quill boxes to carvings, crafts and paintings, discover one-of-a-kind treasures in the Wikwemikong Tourism gift shop.
An Indigenous-owned and -operated art gallery in Thunder Bay that’s home to one of the largest collections of Indigenous fine art and prints in Northwest Ontario.
Location: 18 Court Street South, Thunder Bay
An Ojibwe-owned and -operated online gallery of Indigenous arts and crafts dedicated to the promotion and development of First Nations artists and artisans.
Location: 34 Waubeek Street, Parry Sound
Owned and operated by the Rainy River First Nations, the Manitou Mounds is a location of early habitation and one of the most significant ceremonial burial sites in Canada. The centre features a wealth of educational resources and activities to learn about Ojibwe history and culture. The gift shop features unique beadwork, leatherwork and jewellery made by local Indigenous artists.
Location: 340 Ross Road, Stratton
Visit the private art gallery of renowned artist James Simon Mishibinijima. Viewing by appointment only.
A museum and craft shop featuring exquisite hand-crafted quill boxes as well as art, prints and a range of crafts, baskets, leather apparel, beading, pottery and more. Open by appointment only.
Location: M’Chigeeng, Manitoulin Island
Honouring the teaching of their ancestors and celebrating the resilience and connection between family and community, each piece of art created by Sister Bear Designs holds great significance.
Location: 251 Red River Road, Thunder Bay
Located midway between Sudbury and Sault Ste Marie, this rest stop offers various locally made crafts and souvenirs, including jewellery, leatherwork, woodwork and pottery.
Location: 475 Highway 17, Cutler
Choose from among a wide selection of intricately detailed Indigenous arts and crafts, including hand-crafted pottery, birchbark and porcupine boxes, jewellery, carvings and an assorted variety of warm and comfortable moccasins.
Location: 43 James Street, Parry Sound
Browse crafts like moccasins, pottery, soapstone carvings and gorgeous hand-carved items at Pancake Bay along Lake Superior's coast.
Location: 12502 Highway 17, Batchawana Bay
Open year-round, this heritage centre is home to a great museum that features multi-media exhibits and displays on Indigenous history as well as the Cheeky Beaver Boutique gift shop with arts and crafts, books, apparel and gifts.
Location: 51A Highway 105, Red Lake
Since its inception in the early 1980s this gallery has grown to a collection of over 1,600 works representing traditional and innovative art, with a focus on contemporary Indigenous art, including significant works by Norval Morrisseau (Copper Thunderbird), known as the "Picasso of the North."
Location: 1080 Keewatin Street, Thunder Bay
A talented Anishinaabe Thunder Bay artist, Janelle Wawia has received numerous accolades for her work.
Location: online only; contact Janelle about custom orders
Indigenous art and craft in Southern Ontario
This multi-use attraction serves as a cultural centre, library, heritage museum and art galleries showcasing over 25,000 artifacts and art. It also hosts a three-day craft show and sale each spring, featuring one-of-a-kind handmade items by local artists.
Location: 184 Mohawk Street, Brantford
Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) heritage, this centre provides immersive tours demonstrating Mohawk culture. View intricate beadwork and baskets in the museum and shop for books, posters, music and more in the gift shop.
Location: 1 Ronathahonni Lane, Akwesasne
An Indigenous-owned and -operated art gallery, gift shop and cafe in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory that sells art, sculptures, moccasins, dream catchers and gifts. The gallery features original and reproduction works by renowned artist and sculptor Thomas B. Maracle.
An artist and Traditional Medicine Healer, Rebecca Maracle channels the strength and beauty of nature, as well as her Haudenosaunee heritage, into the beautiful featherwork, leatherwork and artwork she creates.
This intimate pop-up gallery showcases one-of-a-kind sculptures made from natural materials like stone, bone and wood by artist David R. Maracle. Book a private viewing and meet the artist.
David and his wife also run LiL CroW CabiN Courtyard, a whimsical retreat featuring private cozy cabins and Algonquin POD glamping units along with bicycle, kayak and canoe rentals.
At this shop founded by Mohawk artist Tonya Maracle you'll find valuable, hand-crafted arts, crafts and treasures made from authentic materials, including leatherwork, beadwork, dreamcatchers, wood products and wall hangings.
This gallery features showstopping pieces of gold and sliver jewellery, crafted with ancestral materials and traditions by owners Dakota and Jesse Brant on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Inquire about commission work. Gallery hours are variable so check in advance of your visit.
This shop showcases an extensive selection of authentic, high quality First Nation’s crafts and supplies, including handcrafted blankets, jewellery and artwork.
Location: 6312 Indian Lane, Lambton Shores
Find locally made moccasins, beautiful beadwork, soapstone sculptures, jewellery and more at the largest and oldest arts and crafts store on Six Nations.
Location: 1880 Tuscarora Road, Ohsweken
Located on the Six Nations of the Grand River, discover a treasure trove of traditional and contemporary jewellery, clothing, craft and souvenirs.
Location: 3293 Third Line, Ohsweken
Explore a wide variety of Indigenous art, crafts and gifts—from sculptures and paintings to prints, pottery and accessories.
Location: 875 Mississauga Street, Curve Lake
Specializing in Inuit and First Nations arts and crafts for over 50 years, including sculptures, drawings, carvings and beadwork.
Location: 83 Sparks Street, Ottawa
This shop showcases a wide array of Indigenous art, including paintings, sculptures, prints and plaques, with works by Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig and Carl Ray. By appointment only.
Gallery Indigena has been promoting in Inuit and Haudenosaunee sculptures, paintings, masks and wood art in Stratford for over 50 years.
Location: 69 Ontario Street, Stratford
Explore almost 800 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs in the permanent Indigenous and Canadian Galleries. Browse a selection of gifts, books and prints at the Gallery Shop.
Location: 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
View unique exhibits of traditional and contemporary Inuit, First Nations and Iningat Ilagiit art. Exhibits include art created by Norval Morrisseau and the Woodland School of Painters. Books, posters, media and other merchandise are available to purchase from the gift shop.
Location: 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg
Last updated: October 19, 2023