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Locally Sourced

Our region is home to many skilled artisans, from chocolate makers to painters, carvers, and slipper makers. We are also proud to carry a full range of First Nations books and pieces from throughout our territories.

Brad Assu

Artist in Residence

​Price Range: $15 and up

Special Orders Accepted

We Wai Kai artist Brad Assu has been a life-long supporter of the Cultural Centre and as such, his artwork and influence can be found throughout our facility. Most recently Brad carved a ten foot totem pole featuring the crests of his family: an eagle, whale and beaver.

Lisa Bernstein

Quadra Island Chocolatier
​Price Range: $8 per bag

Special Orders Accepted

Tasty treats by Lisa Bernstein are hard to keep in stock! Choose from dark chocolate caramels with sea salt or almond roca bark. Or visit Lisa's booth at the Saturday market for the full selection.

Jill Gates

Cape Mudge Slipper Maker

From start to finish - these handmade slippers are all Quadra Island. Raw spun sheepswool with soles, available in multiple sizes from children's to adult.

Whaletown Soapery

Handmade bathing things for humans made on Cortes Island

100% handmade vegan soaps in a plethora of colours and scents. 

Traditional Cedar Weaving
Handmade by Tracy Dimitrov, member of the Klahoose First Nation, Cortes Island

With cedar gathered on Cortes Island, Tracy's cedar weavings reflect the traditional teachings and styles of the ancestors. 

Mike Price
Cape Mudge Cedar Carver
Dzonoqua Welcome Figure was carved by Cape Mudge Band member, Mike Price. Dzonoqua is the mythical Wild Woman of the Woods. She is often portrayed with a basket which she uses to collect children who have wandered away from the Village. The whistling of the wind in the trees is said to be her calling out.
Chris Cook
Alert Bay Silver Carver & Jewelery Designer

Chris descends from the Thunderbird Clan of the Namgis tribe (in Alert Bay) of the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) Nation. He grew up surrounded by traditional culture and is a Potlatch Chief in his traditional big house. He studied metalworking in high school and silversmithing at Camosun College while working on his undergrad from the University of Victoria. He has been expanding his metal working skills by travelling to New York and Tuscany, Italy to study with world renown Bulgarian Silversmith Valentin Yotkov. Chis Cook lives and works in Alert Bay, BC, Canada.

Sharifah Marsden 
Anishnabe Silver Carver & Jewelery Designer
Sharifah is an Anishnabe artist from the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. Since early childhood, Sharifah has been directed toward a life of art and culture. Sharifah draws from her Ojibway roots and knowledge of Woodlands art to create unique works that include everything from acrylic paintings to beadwork to engraving. In 2009, Sharifah graduated from Vancouver's Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts program under established Haida/Kwakwaka'wakw artist, Dan Wallace.
Gail Stoller
Cape Mudge Cedar Weaver
Gail is an experienced cedar weaver often providing instructions to adults and youth in the community who are interested in this traditional artform. A variety of baskets, bracelets and hats are available. Special orders are accepted.
Nancy Dawson
Silver Eagles Caring Studio
Nancy was born in Alert Bay on Vancouver Island and credits her family for her success as an artist. She is known for mentoring up and coming talents at her Victoria studio, Silver Eagles. Nancy is recognized as one of the preemindent west coast jewelry carvers.    
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