Places to See & Buy First Nations Art
Yukon is home to many gifted First Nations artists who create extraordinary works of art based on traditional legends and images that have been passed down through generations.
The art that you will see includes: hide, fur and beaded clothing; moccasins and mukluks; Ravenstail and Chilkat weaving; silver, beaded and antler jewellery; prints and paintings, and a variety of carvings and masks using wood, copper, bone, mastodon ivory and antler. Many artists sell their work at Cultural Centres, festivals and local galleries or from their homes. Cultural Centres and First Nation offices can provide information on artists who are selling work from their homes.

For a detailed listing of artists and places to see and buy art across Yukon, pick up a copy of the Art Adventures on Yukon Time or visit the yukonartguide.ca

Burwash Landing


Kluane Museum of Natural History Gift Shop


This gift shop has many locally made crafts, including beaded, fur-trimmed moccasins and a great selection of books about the North.

Details:
Mile 1093 Alaska Highway
mid-May – mid-September 9am – 6:30pm daily
(867) 841-5561 | manager@kluanemuseum.ca
kluanemuseum.ca

Carcross


Carcross/Tagish First Nation Carving Centre


Master sculptor Keith Wolfe Smarch works with younger artists on traditional inland Tlingit clan poles, masks and more. You are welcome to watch the carvers at work and learn about this artform.

Details:
Public hours upon request
(867) 821 6012

Carcross Commons


Carcross Commons is a vibrant retail village featuring stunning Tlingit inspired murals, totem poles and boardwalks; cool cafés, modern bistros, a museum, and galleries and local artisans’ boutiquess including the Skookum Jim House & Bear Paw Music & Gifts.

Details:
Downtown Carcross
May – September / Hours vary
http://destinationcarcross.ca/

Carmacks


Tage Cho Hudan Interpretive Centre


Art By: Twyla Wheeler
The centre sells a variety of locally made art and hand crafted items and also features a permanent display of traditional hide and porcupine quill clothing and mukluks and other artifacts.

Details:
2nd Driveway North of Yukon River Bridge
Mid-May – Mid-Sept, 9am-6pm
(867) 863-5830

Dawson City


Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Gift Shop


Art By: Dolores Sheffen
The Dänojà Zho Gift Shop specializes in a variety of hand-made beaded footwear, contemporary jewelry and crafted gifts as well as northern and First Nation books, art and music. This is the gift shop you have been looking for! Some items from the Dänojà Zho Gift Shop are also available on yfnarts.ca.

Details:
1131 Front Street (across from Visitor Info Centre)
June – September
(867) 993-7100 Ext. 500
danojazho.ca

Haines Junction


Da Ku Cultural Centre Gift Shop


Art By: Daisy Jackson
Da Ku "Our House" gift shop features a wide selection of art and traditional craft made by First Nation artists and crafts people from Champagne Aishihik First Nation.

Details:
280 Alaska Highway
May – Sept / Mon – Sat, 9am – 5pm
(867) 634-3300
cafn.ca/da-ku-cultural-centre

Mayo


Binet House


Art By: Florence Moses
A selection of locally-made handicrafts can be viewed and purchased at the Binet house which is also home to the visitor information centre and museum for Mayo.

Details:
304 Second Avenue
Late-May to Early-September
(867) 996 2926
villageofmayo.ca/binet-house-museum

Old Crow


John Tizya Centre


Art By: Fanny Charlie (Courtesy of YG)
The Living Culture Exhibit displays locally made crafts such as beaded baby belts, slippers, jackets and other handmade items. Staff can help visitors contact local artists to view and purchase items.

Details:
Across from Sarah Able-Chitze Building
Mon – Fri, 9am-Noon, 1pm-4:30pm
(867) 966-3233
vgfn.ca

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Office


A wonderful selection of traditional craft items made by Vuntut Gwitchin citizens are sold here! You can inquire about more information on artists who have work available for sale at their home.

Details:
Sarah Able-Chitze Building – Centre of Town
Mon – Fri, 9am-4:30pm
(867) 966-3261
vgfn.ca

Ross River


Dennis Shorty Fine Art Gallery


Art By: Dennis Shorty
The gallery features the work of master artist Dennis Shorty. Dennis creates detailed sculpture and jewellery using natural materials including moose and caribou antler, muskox and sheep horn, wood.

Details:
Call ahead to set up appointment (867) 969- 2296
dennis-shorty.com

Teslin


Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre Gift Shop


Art By: Will Callaghan
The Heritage Centre Gift Shop is open year-round and features locally made Tlingit art, fine crafts, garments, silver jewelry, paintings and many other appealing gift items. Shipping is available.

Details:
3km west of Teslin on the Alaska Highway
June – Sept / Daily, 9am – 5pm
Sept – May / Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm
(867) 390-2532 Ext. 335
teslintlingitheritagecentre.com/

Whitehorse


Arts Underground


Photo from Arts Underground. Art by Dennis Shorty
Arts Underground is the central hub for artists and art lovers in Whitehorse. Whether you want to experience, enjoy, or purchase local art, or if you wish to develop your skills and learn from established local artists, or are looking to exhibit and sell your work – they can help.

Details:
Hougen Centre
Year-round / Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 11am - 5pm
(867) 667-4080
artsunderground.ca

Bear Paw Music & Gifts


Art By: Karen Cumberland
Bear Paw Music & Gifts features a wide selection of music and traditional handmade crafts by First Nation artists, souvenir and gift items, and a great selection of craft supplies including beads, fabric and more.

Details:
3123-3rd Avenue
Mon – Sat / 10am – 5:30pm
(867) 633-2802
bearspawquilts.com

Northern Cultural Expression Gallery & Studio


Art By: Sean Vaneltsi
The NCES Gallery & Artist Studio exhibits and sells a beautiful selection of carvings, prints, paintings and silk-screened clothing, all created by the students, instructors and alumni from their carving and traditional arts programs. Head over and meet the artists and watch them working on their art.

Details:
137A industrial Road
Mon-Fri / 9am – 4:30pm
(867) 633-4186
northernculture.org/shop

North End Gallery


Located in the heart of downtown Whitehorse in the Horwoods Mall, North End Gallery offers a large selection of First Nations prints, sculpture and traditional craft.

Details:
#118-1116 Front Street
Summer / Daily, 9am – 6pm Winter / Mon – Sat, 9am – 6pm
(867) 393-3590
yukonart.ca

Indian Craft Shop


Art By: Mavis Stewart
The finest in Yukon Native crafts and supplies including patterns, moccasins, fur hats, mitts, Yukon gold, jewelry, hides, furs, beads and souvenirs. First Nation owned and operated since 1975. Open Year Round.

Details:
504 Main Street
Year Round / Mon-Sat, 10am – 4pm
(867) 667-7216

Unorthodox Yukon


Photo from Unorthodox Yukon. Art by Robin Smarch.
A thoughtfully curated tiny shop of colourful and fun items - all designed and/or made in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and British Columbia.

Details:
Main floor, Horwoods Mall
Year-round / Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 5pm
(867) 333-6644
unorthodoxyukon.com