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
We do encourage our customers to follow our social distancing markers on the floor. Only six customers allowed at a time inside I-Hos Gallery. Proper glass guards installed around our counters. 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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michaelsK9564R1
Edmonton, Canada5 contributions
A Pleasant Side Trip
Aug. 2019 • Solo
I found it really worthwhile to visit the gallery. It isn't that big, but there are many beautiful pieces of different types of art there. 😊
Written September 18, 2019
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a pleasant review! I-Hos Gallery is very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon. We also have an online store that is open 24 hours a day for your viewing.
Written September 19, 2019
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Ginger T
Courtenay, Canada7 contributions
Very cool place for gifts
Apr. 2019 • Solo
The Gallery is an amazing place to find something special for a gift or for yourself. The prices are a bit high but the merchandise is handcrafted and gorgeous and worth every penny. They have beautiful art and jewelry and so many fabulous things to check out.
Written August 6, 2019
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Thank you so much Ginger for taking the time to leave us a fabulous review!! We definitely try to have something for everyone available in the Gallery. If you haven't already please follow us on Facebook and Instagram @IHosGallery to stay up to date with our upcoming events, promotions and new inventory. We look forward to seeing you again!
Written August 7, 2019
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LianneMM
Brampton, Canada6 contributions
Great items! Wide selection!
Jun. 2019 • Couples
We purchased several items from the Gallery. Lovely assortment and a variety of items. Some of the items we purchased will be gifts. Reasonably priced.
Written June 22, 2019
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Hello sorry for the delay in responding. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit with I-Hos Gallery and don't forget you can shop on line with us. We love to support our Indigenous artisans as much as we can. Until your next visit.
Written July 2, 2019
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Carliito
Vancouver Island, Canada1 contribution
Thanks
Jun. 2019 • Solo
Thank you for wrapping up our goods for when we return home to NZ. We have a 32 hour flight back so hope our goods turn up intact 👍👍
Written June 19, 2019
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great rating. We are glad that all your goods made it back with you safe and sound. If you have not already please tae the time and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @IHosGallery to stay up to date with our upcoming events promotions and new inventory.
Written July 2, 2019
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Jim S
Comox, Canada32 contributions
Wonderful Gallery
Apr. 2019 • Couples
Excellent First Nations staff. Excellent silver jewelery, carvings and artwork. If you plan on visiting the Comox Valley, don't miss I-Hos. We always take overseas visitors to I-Hos.
Written June 4, 2019
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Thank you so much for the amazing review Jim! We are very please to hear that you had an excellent experience during your visit. If you have not already please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with upcoming events promotions and new product!
Written June 6, 2019
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Ljiljana K
Qualicum Beach, Canada23 contributions
Great place to shop for something unique
Sep. 2018 • Couples
Lovely experience in shopping. Take your time and unwind in shopping for great, local art and souvenirs.
Written March 15, 2019
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thank you Ljiljana K for the 5 stars. I-Hos Gallery is so happy to know that what we love to do is welcomed by our visitors. We love to share our culture and show case our artisans. Till your next visit.
Written March 17, 2019
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Burrorojo
Courtenay, Canada33 contributions
The best gift shop on athe north Island.
Oct. 2018 • Solo
Love the staff - helpful, courteous and not pushy. Gorgeous one of a kind silver and gold jewellery, cedar boxes, scarves, art work. You name it they got it. It's the first place I go when I'm buying something for someone I care about.
Written November 25, 2018
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Burrorojo thank you so much and wow Best Gift Shop on North Island. That is great feedback to get. I-Hos Gallery works hard on supporting as many of our First Nation artisans as we can. love to share our culture with those interested. Again thank you
Written November 26, 2018
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kevbutnobacon
Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands93 contributions
Divine darlings !
Nov. 2018 • Couples
Ethnic art can be rather vulgar particularly when purveyed in a backward and provincial region. However, imagine my startled delight when my life partner Pierre dragged me against my will into this establishment.
It is all really quite splendid in its own way. Yes it may be quaint and uncouth to a small degree but then this all adds to its rustic charms.
Who knows I may even buy something if I call again !
Written November 6, 2018
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We are very glad to hear that you had an amazing first experience! Here at the I-Hos Gallery we love taking the time to read our customers feedback. We love being able to share our culture with our customers. We deal directly with all of our First Nations artists, and love sharing their passion with others. If you haven't had the time to do so yet please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with our new inventory, events and workshops.
Written November 7, 2018
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Cindy B
Thunder Bay, Canada13 contributions
So friendly!
Oct. 2018 • Couples
They have a great variety of art. The staff are wonderful. They packaged our print to travel no problem. I have also ordered a print from them through the internet and they were a joy to do business with.
Written October 21, 2018
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5 stars and such kind words:) thank you so much and it is with people like you we are able to keep our doors open 23 years now. We love supporting our artisans and love to share our culture. See ya on your next visit.
Written October 23, 2018
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MeandJim
Ladysmith, Canada62 contributions
Excellent Native Art Gallery in Courtenay
Oct. 2018 • Couples
We dropped into this gallery on the road to Comox. It has an excellent assortment of jewelry, moccasins, carvings, leather goods, paintings, cards and much more. It is very worth making the visit.
Written October 21, 2018
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Thank you Me and Jim we love to show case our artisans we deal with directly and love to share our knowledge and culture with those who stop to visit us. 23 years we have now been open and we enjoy working with all our artisans that stop to share their art with us. Our artist share their talent, culture and family legends with each piece we have in I-Hos Gallery. till your next visit and thank you again for the 5 stars.
Written October 23, 2018
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