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I-Hos Gallery

3310 Comox Rd, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 3P8, Canada
+1 250-339-7702
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Exceptional art and cultural space

I'm very grateful for the ways in which the K'omoks Nation has created a space for something more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
davenpeggy
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Kent, Washington
Great Knowledgeable Staff!

If I was going to base my review on the looks of the gallery, it would be lower. The staff were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul S
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New York City, New York
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I-Hos Gallery presents a collection of traditional and contemporary northwest coast artwork and crafts. Masks, prints, gold and silver jewelry and wood carvings, textiles and clothing produced by First Nations artists are displayed in a distinctive building on the K'omoks First Nation Band lands (located between Courtenay and Comox) on Vancouver Island. There is truly something for everyone and every price range in the gallery.
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“native art” (8 reviews)
“first nations” (11 reviews)
“comox valley” (7 reviews)
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3310 Comox Rd, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 3P8, Canada
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+1 250-339-7702
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm very grateful for the ways in which the K'omoks Nation has created a space for something more than an "art gallery," but a gallery and shop that has First Nations-produced crafts from across Vancouver Island for all budgets and is designed to both educate...More

Thank davenpeggy
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I-HosGallery, Manager at I-Hos Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dave Peggy thank you so much for the kind words. I-Hos Gallery takes pride in promoting and sharing our culture and information about the artisan and each piece they have created for us. We are proud K'omoks Band Members and enjoy our place of work....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I was going to base my review on the looks of the gallery, it would be lower. The staff were very knowledgeable and made my experience better. I did not enjoy how cluttered the environment felt. But I was able to find my wife...More

Thank Paul S
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I-HosGallery, Manager at I-Hos Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thank you Paul S for your honest review. We appreciate all feed back and are really happy that you found a gift for your wife. All of our jewelry is sterling silver hand carved and all gold pieces are 14kt gold hand carved also.

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Great native art, hand made, beautiful items to purchase. From jewelry to clothing to ornaments. Nice place to find items for birthdays, and holidays.

Thank Marion L
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I-HosGallery, Manager at I-Hos Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

thank you Marion L we appreciate the feed back and love to promote our culture and share with others. till your next visit.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

We stopped today and so enjoyed seeing the art works, crafts, and items. This is a decent sized store with good, free parking. Staff was helpful. Prices were reasonable.There was jewelry, blankets, books, prints, purses, mugs, shawls and more. My friend found some treasures to...More

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I-HosGallery, Manager at I-Hos Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Thank you for your review. We here at I-Hos Gallery truly enjoy sharing our culture and the art by our First Nation Artists. We deal directly with as many of our artists as we can and share all the legends that each artist has to...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

If you are a lover of Indigenous art, especially west coast style, you will love this place. There's an ever-changing selection of masks, carvings, jewellery and gifts. It's hard to walk away with just one piece. You can really appreciate the work that was put...More

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I-HosGallery, Public Relations Manager at I-Hos Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such an amazing review! It's lovely to hear from our customers! We appreciate the recommendation, and hope you come back soon, our inventory is always evolving! With something for everyone, we try to make...More

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Reviewed November 5, 2017

We LOVE the I-HOS Gallery and we attend every event all-year-round. In fact, all our visitors are taken there to purchase beautiful First Nation jewellery, masks, and many other collectables before heading home. We do the majority of our own Christmas shopping at I-HOS, as...More

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I-HosGallery, Public Relations Manager at I-Hos Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2017

Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such an amazing review! Pictures included! The staff here at I-Hos Gallery love to read the reviews from our amazing customers. We are happy to hear that we are able to help you out...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

Beautiful space with a wonderful variety of Indigenous arts, crafts and offerings. Great carvings, a fabulous selection of silver. Staff are patient and helpful while looking for gifts. Great offering of children's books to educate and entertain.

Thank Lynda D
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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to buy local art, jewellery and gifts. They have a variety of quality ranging from original art and carvings to what looks like made in China trinkets. Prices reflect the quality of what you get. Best place in town for...More

Thank Kikoenmexico
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I-HosGallery, Public Relations Manager at I-Hos Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2017

Thank you for the great review and recommending us for our jewellery and carvings! In the I-Hos gallery, that is band owned and operated by the K'omoks First Nation, we deal directly with many of the artists. We also deal with the companies our artist...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

The building itself is amazing. The people were very helpful and friendly. Beautiful artwork and jewelry. A bit on the pricey side for us, but that may just be the price for this merchandise.More

Thank Rick J
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I-HosGallery, Public Relations Manager at I-Hos Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2017

I-Hos Gallery thanks you for taking the time to write us a wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time when you came to visit. Please if you haven't taken the time already, follow us on our social media, Facebook and...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2017

Would stop by but not make an extra trip. If you're taking the Powell River Ferry and need a gift. Well , they do have some nice things.More

Thank Glenn A
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I-HosGallery, Public Relations Manager at I-Hos Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2017

Thank you for the great review Glenn. If there is ever something you are looking for that we do not have, please contact us we love hearing customers feedback to make this a pleasing visit. Hope to see you in the future. Please follow our...More

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