I-Hos Gallery

I-Hos Gallery, Courtenay: Hours, Address, I-Hos Gallery Reviews: 4.5/5

I-Hos Gallery
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
I-Hos Gallery presents a collection of traditional and contemporary Northwest Coast artwork, including masks, prints, gold and silver jewelry, wood carvings and more produced by First Nations artists. I-Hos Gallery is Band owned and operated by K'omoks First Nation. Our culture is expressed through our art. We are located between Courtenay and Comox on Vancouver Island, on the site of the original K’omoks Village. We deal directly with all of our First Nation artists and provide you with all legends and artist biographies. I-Hos Gallery is Band owned and operated by K'omoks First Nations and has been est. since 1995.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Bob T
Victoria, Canada2 contributions
Apr. 2021
If you're visiting the Comox Valley, this excellent gallery is a terrific spot to spend an hour or so. And with art and jewelry from well-known artists, hand-made moccasins, t-shirts, blankets, art cards and more, there's something for every budget. And the service is first-rate. My wife and I just purchased a ring for our daughter's birthday. When they didn't have the right size in stock, Ramona, the gallery manager, managed to get the artist to custom-make one for us on a very short deadline. Not only that, she also took care of FedEx-ing it to Chicago to arrive the day before the birthday. Truly exceptional customer service!
Written May 11, 2021
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Michael A Merlino
1 contribution
Apr. 2021
This gallery is a nice find! They offer excellent First Nations pieces, and shipping is fast to the US. The staff are friendly and everything is well thought out at this K'omoks First Nation owned and operated gallery!
Written April 17, 2021
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r0bth0mps0n
Vancouver Island, Canada3 contributions
Nov. 2019
Excellent access point for indigenous art of quality. Local and other artists available, at fair prices, and staffed by experienced, knowledgable staff. Go there. We do, often.
Written March 21, 2020
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Sorry for such a delay in responding to your kind words. We have been closed and now we are open by appointment only until most likely June. We encourage you to shop on line :) Its been a crazy time for sure. Again thank you for such kind words. Ramona
Written May 13, 2020
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Glenda
1 contribution
Mar. 2020 • Solo
I just had the BEST experience with I-Hos Gallery. I placed an order online, and Ramona went above and beyond for customer service.

If you're in the position to do some online shopping, I encourage you to keep I-Hos Gallery in mind for their quality of goods, amazing customer service, and you're supporting a small business - you won't be disappointed!!
Written March 19, 2020
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Gilakas'la Glenda supporting local and small business is so important at this time. Doing our best to help our customers in any way. Until your next purchase and be safe out there.
Written March 20, 2020
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nahuapoet
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
Mar. 2020 • Solo
I have been looking for a place where I could buy quality First Peoples’ art work and Canadian made clothing with North-west coast designs, and I have found it at I-Hos Gallery in Courtenay! I grew up on Vancouver Island, and now live in the United States but I will always keep the wonderful designs of the First Peoples of the North-west first in my heart and memory.
I just received two t-shirts that I purchased for my husband. The quality is wonderful and excellent fit. The designs have their meaning printed on the accompanying tags, and also the names of the artists.
Ramona originally helped me via email with questions I had, and then others helped with the packing and mailing. The shirts arrived in a timely fashion, in excellent condition - and with a personal note thanking me for my purchase.
You can be sure I will be making more purchases! Their gallery looks wonderful from the pictures in the brochure and also on face book. You can be sure if I get back to the ‘land of my youth’ I will be visiting them in person, but so glad they are bringing their gallery to me on line in the meantime.
I highly recommend I-Hos Gallery!
Written March 10, 2020
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Wow such beautiful words, thank you so much! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review for us to share with everyone! Here at I-Hos Gallery we love to be able to share the culture with everyone, especially those who are from here and now live afar. Look forward to hearing from you again, have a great rest of your week! -Carli Pryce, Senior Social Media Team
Written March 11, 2020
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Carol B
Courtenay, Canada58 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Friends
Wonderful, authentic and traditional items to gift to others or yourself. I purchased 2 carved silver rings and very happy with the assistance received and quality of the items, and the great price. From moccasins to masks, great selection and quality products.
Written December 8, 2019
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Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Gilakasla for joining us on our anniversary this year! I-Hos Gallery is going to start celebrating 25 years starting January 2020 on Facebook with some amazing giveaways, so please follow us and join in the celebrations!
Written December 10, 2019
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2-4-T
Ontario, Canada884 contributions
Dec. 2019
A must-visit. I shopped I-Hos gallery and spent more time and money than I anticipated... but much less than I wanted to. While it's not huge, the more you look, the more you find to interest you - and there are gift ideas for just about everyone you'd want to buy for. From the amusing Sasquatch motif hats and t-shirts, to framed prints, beautiful leather purses and wallets, metal wall art, or home decor, jewelry, to carvings and masks - there's a variety of items that place it between a gallery and a gift shop. There are some beautiful artisan-created items. My spouse who really dislikes shopping really enjoyed I-Hos. The staff are insightful and very kind - never pushy. I found the sage and sweetgrass I wanted, but also a journal and a stunning sandblasted "Raven Mother" glass vase by Michael Forbes that I had to buy. My I-Hos wish list is growing... (I'm not kidding - I actually have a list)
Written December 7, 2019
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such an amazing review! It is always nice to be able to share our customer experiences with the staff here at I-Hos Gallery. If you aren't already please follow us on Facebook we are going to begin celebrating 25 years in January with some amazing giveaways only available on our Facebook!
Written December 10, 2019
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Ann G
Vancouver Island, Canada105 contributions
Nov. 2019
The I-Hos Gallery is a gem. For people interested in west coast native design, art, and handcrafts, this is the place. The Gallery sell the work of many artists and artisans from the First Nations of the West Coast. The quality of merchandise is excellent (they must have a well qualified selection team) and the prices are extremely reasonable. There are also goods that are more manufactured with west coast native designs on them, which of course, offers a broader selection for people looking for something traditional without the cost of original. If you are visiting the Comox Valley, or a local looking for gifts, this is the place.
Written December 2, 2019
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MamaBidz
Winnipeg, Canada64 contributions
Oct. 2019
This is a truly wonderful gallery of beautiful pieces. There is a mix of hand crafted art, and select suppliers. They carry a huge selection of Native Northwest items. Their pricing is more than reasonable and they treat their artists fairly. This is a treasure. A must see stop to bring home a little piece of Ko'moks.
Written October 17, 2019
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Gilakas'la Heather for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We at I-Hos Gallery are more than happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to hearing from you again and look forward to your future visits with us. If you haven't already please do not forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @IHosGallery, to stay up to date with new inventory, upcoming promotions and events.
Written October 18, 2019
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Andrea F
Courtenay, Canada109 contributions
Nov. 2018
A group of us dropped in on the spur of the moment, after discovering there was an annual sale in progress. Had my budget allowed, there were a few items I would have been happy to purchase, at great sale prices......but I will wait for the next round, and remember 😏
Written October 9, 2019
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Hello Andrea, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review. Yes, we have our Customer Appreciation Days the last weekend of November. We look forward to hearing from you during that time. If you haven't already please follow us on Facebook and Instagram @IHosGallery to keep up to date on our upcoming events, promotions and new inventory.
Written October 10, 2019
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I-Hos Gallery is open:
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.