Arts (and Crafts) in Prince Rupert

Warm Your Heart with Art this November

Coastal autumn weather can be a little chilly and damp. Here in Prince Rupert, we’ve mastered the “art” of keeping our spirits and our bodies warm!

Museum of Northern BC logoThe magnificent Museum of Northern BC, set in a traditional longhouse, displays a renowned collection of First Nations art and artifacts. The long history of indigenous storytelling through art can be found, here. This world-class museum boasts some of the most unique and intricate examples of the work of the Coastal BC peoples. Its welcoming design and innovate exhibits are easy to explore, making this a lovely respite on a wet fall day.

handmade soaps at Kaien Island FairSearching for a more hands-on experience? You’ll find it in the inspiring work of our many talented local artists, artisans and crafters. From traditional Tsimshian carving to contemporary photography; from painting to textiles to handmade glittery slime (ask the nearest 10 year old to explain that one!); from gourmet treats to jewellery, whatever you can imagine will be on display at the beloved Kaien Island Craft Fair.

The 43rd Annual Kaien Island Craft Fair
Jim Ciccone Civic Centre
Friday, Nov 16th, 6pm-9pm
Saturday, November 17, 9am-4pm

Presented by the Prince Rupert Community Arts Council, this is the perfect place to shop for the most unique holiday gifts and decorations. Featuring the one-of-a-kind products from the North Coast’s best independent artists, woodworkers, potters, graphic designers, clothing designers, and more! Find handcrafted toys, bath and beauty products, and of course, delicious seasonal food items for sale.

Support the work of your creative neighbours, and discover something that inspires you.

Additionally, the 27th Annual Stocking Stuffer Showcase, running concurrently in the Auditorium, will highlight the gift-worthy businesses of more than 30 local entrepreneurs.

A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.

Salvador Dalí

Ice House Gallery interiorPrefer to create your own art? Join the monthly Art Nights at the Ice House Gallery. Each month, one talented local artist teaches a 2 hour workshop. The subject matter and type of art changes each month, and all materials are supplied. Expand your artistic horizons! Registration is required, but anyone can participate.

Ready to hone your skills and create something you can be proud of? Book your spot through the Ice House Gallery website.

The skies may be darker this time of year, but the light of creativity burns brightly across Prince Rupert. The Crest hotel is proud to support and encourage the Arts throughout the North Coast.