Capture the spirit, artistry and authentic nature of First Nations culture
First Nations art is local, authentic, diverse and expresses a vital cultural heritage that has been thousands of years in the making. It’s on the cusp of being the latest trend in worldwide art collection. Its time is now.
Coastal Peoples Gallery has shed light and brought insight to a global audience on the art and cultural diversity of Canadian First Nations and Inuit peoples. Established in 1996, the Gallery has welcomed visitors and collectors to experience a superb collection of the finest artists and their work. Through your generous patronage by acquiring their artwork, these artists can contribute to their families and communities which allows them to thrive and their culture to remain alive.
Celebrating over 20 years of excellence, Coastal Peoples has become renowned for its museum-quality works which entice inquisitive newcomers as well as seasoned collectors to delve further into this fascinating and legendary art form. The Gallery represents master artisans and has earned a reputation for discovering a new generation of gifted talent who create beyond the boundaries of the traditional.
For centuries, First Nations peoples have flourished along the West Coast of Canada and the Northern Arctic, living amongst spectacular sweeping landscapes and mountainous regions. Emerging from this abundant land of natural beauty is a diverse group of artist who captivate us with their mythic stories and culturally expressive art works.
The Gallery’s collection encompasses both the traditional and contemporary, and speaks to the deeply rooted oral traditions of those who handcraft these magnificent creations.
We offer our gratitude to these artists who have dedicated themselves to their art and thank them for their passion, creativity and sense of pride.
Historic Gastown – the original birthplace of Vancouver
Ideally situated in the prime downtown location of Gastown by the waterfront – the Gallery is set in a historic warehouse space and focuses on representing an unparalleled collection of contemporary art identifying the distinct styles and diverse nations inhabiting both the communities of the Northwest coast and Arctic regions of Canada.
This area is one of Vancouver’s key districts for art galleries. With its dynamic revitalization and new developments, Gastown is an eclectic mix of courtyard cafes, eateries, fine boutiques and shops as well as day and night time entertainment. Every June, the renowned Vancouver International Jazz Festival holds a lively street festival here, which is attended by thousands of music lovers. Within walking distance to the Skytrain station (Waterfront), Cruise ship terminal, and the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre.