A woman sews a piece of leather

Photo credit: Indigenous Tourism Ontario

Indigenous Art Galleries & Gift Shops

A woman sews a piece of leather

Photo credit: Indigenous Tourism Ontario

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 & Craft in Northern Ontario

Ojibwe Cultural Foundation Gift Shop

Dedicated to 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.

Location: 15 Highway 551, M’Chigeeng, Manitoulin Island
 

Wikwemikong Tourism Gift Shop

From hand-crafted jewellery and stunning beadwork and quill boxes to carvings, crafts and paintings, discover one-of-a-kind treasures in the Wilwemikong Tourism gift shop.

Location: 2102 Wikwemikong Way, Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island
 

Ahnisnabae Art Gallery

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 South Court Street, Thunder Bay
 

G’zaagin Art Gallery

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
 

Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre

Owned and operated by the Rainy River First Nations, the Manitou Mounds is the 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 the Ojibwe history and culture. The gift shop features unique beadwork, leatherwork and jewellery made by local Indigenous artists. 

Location: 340 Ross Road, Stratton
 

Mishibinijima Art Gallery

Visit the private art gallery of renowned artists James Simon Mishibinijima. Viewing by appointment only.

Location: 426 Lakeshore Road, Wikemikong, Manitoulin Island
 

Lillian’s Crafts

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
 

Sister Bear Designs

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 River Road, Thunder Bay
 

Serpent River First Nations Trading Post, Gas & Convenience

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
 

Wolf Den

Choose 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.

Location43 James Street, Parry Sound
 

Agawa Crafts and the Canadian Carver

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
 

Red Lake Regional Heritage Centre

Open year-round, this heritage centre is home to a great museum featuring 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 ON-105, Red Lake
 

Thunder Bay Art Gallery

Since its inception in the early 1980’s 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, known as the "Picasso of the North".

Location: 1080 Keewatin Street, Thunder Bay
 

Janelle Wawia

Talented Anishinaabe Thunder Bay artist, Janelle Wawia has received numerous accolades for her work.

Location: online only, contact Janelle about custom orders.

Indigenous Art & Craft in Southern Ontario

Woodland Cultural Centre

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 from local artists.

Location: 184 Mohawk Street, Brantford
 

Native North American Travelling College

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
 

Native Renaissance

Indigenous-owned and operated art gallery, gift shop and café in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory that sells art, sculptures, moccasins, dream catchers and gifts. The gallery features original and reproduction works by renowned artists and sculptor Thomas B. Maracle.

Location: 386 Highway 49, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
 

Rebecca Maracle Mohawk Feathersmith

Artist and Traditional Medicine Healer, Rebecca Maracle channels the strength and beauty of nature, as well as her Haudenosaunee heritage into the beautiful feather work, leather work and artwork she creates.

Location: 840 Highway 49, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
 

Eagle Pod Gallery: Native Expressions

Showcasing the one-of-a-kind sculptures made from natural materials like stone, bone and wood by artist David R. Maracle in an intimate pop-up gallery. Book a private viewing and meet the artists. David and his wife also run LiL CroW CabiN Courtyard, a whimsical retreat featuring private cozy cabins and Algonquin PODs glamping units along with bicycle, kayak and canoe rentals.

Location: 216 Bayshore Road, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
 

Soaring Eagle Native Arts & Crafts

Founded by Mohawk artist, Tonya Maracle, find valuable, hand-crafted arts, crafts and treasures made from authentic materials, including leatherwork, beadwork, dreamcatchers, wood products and wall hangings.

Location: 8010 Highway 2, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
 

Sapling & Flint

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 flexible so check in advance of visit.

Location: Iroquois Village Plaza, 1721 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken
 

Thunderbird Crafts & Trading Co.

Showcasing 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
 

Iroqrafts

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
 

I & S Crafts & Supplies

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, Brantford
 

Whetung Ojibwa Centre

Explore a wide variety of Indigenous art, crafts and gifts from sculptures and paintings to prints, pottery and accessories near Peterborough.

Location: 875 Mississauga Street, Curve Lake
 

Snow Goose Gallery

Specializing in Inuit and First Nations arts and crafts for over 50 years, including sculptures, drawings, carvings and beadwork.

Location: 83 Sparks Street, Ottawa
 

The Bay of Spirits Gallery

Showcasing a wide array of Indigenous art, including paintings, sculptures, prints and plaques, including works by Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig and Carl Ray. By appointment only.

Location: 334 Dundas Street West, Lower Level, Toronto
 

Gallery Indigena

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
 

National Gallery of Canada

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
 

McMichael Canadian Art Collection

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 is available to purchase from the gift shop.

Location: 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg

 

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Last updated: August 30, 2022

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