Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Kitimat maintains a vibrant and diverse arts & culture scene

Imaginative residents, modern infrastructure and a strong regional presence of the Haisla First Nation together provide an ideal environment for artistic and cultural endeavors.

Artists have made Kitimat their home, adding that extra touch of creativity to the town. Kitimat artists, working in watercolour, acrylic and pastel, offer wonderful views of the Northwest region through their unique artistic styles.

Long time resident, Les Dunlop’s works of art in stone of woodland animals, particularly bears, are featured in private galleries in Whistler, Banff and Jasper. Haisla master carver Sammy Robinson of Kitamaat Village has created beauty in wood of Haisla clan symbols and stories. Both artists have an international clientele.

The Kitimat Museum & Archives, a public gallery, offers visual arts exhibitions for new and established artists and photographers.

Kitimat boasts its share of artistic endeavors – from public art with murals around town and exhibitions at the Museum, to private galleries of Haisla First Nation carving at Kitamaat and visual arts in Kitimat’s retail space. Given the beauty of the landscape, Kitimat has many active photographers.

The Kitimat Concert Association hosts its season of popular performances from September to June.  The local amateur theatre group, On Cue Players, presents plays in the fall and spring. Kitimat has a strong performing arts interest for youth in speech arts, music and dance. Performances take place at Mount Elizabeth Theatre – The MET, an intimate 512 seat performance facility. 

 

Black Fish Studios

650 Raven Cresent
250-632-6469

Haisla Artist, Totem Poles, Masks & Jewellery

Kitimat Museum & Archives

293 City Centre
250-632-8950

Natural History, Visual Arts, First Nation & Gift Shop

Open Year Round - Jun to Aug: Monday - Saturday 10 - 5
Sep to May: Monday - Friday 10 - 4 Saturday 12 noon to 4

E-mail: info@kitimatmuseum.ca Website: www.kitimatmuseum.ca

Kitimat Public Library

940 Wakashan Avenue
250-632-8985

Books, Story Time, DVD's, Free Internet, Photocopying & Scanning
Open Mon & Wed 10-6 Tues 10-8 Thurs 10-8 Fri & Sat 10-6 Sun closed

E-mail: ask@kitimatlibrary.ca Website: www.kitimatlibrary.ca

Mount Elizabeth Theatre

1491 Kingfisher Avenue
Phone 250-632-7887
Mobile 250-639-6775

MET is a professional, community style theatre that offers a practical
and affordable venue for amateur and professional artists. The MET
features a complete sound and lighting system, dressing rooms, and
access to a grand piano. It is wheelchair accessible and has on-site
parking. This excellent, acoustic multi-use auditorium is ideal for
theatrical productions, concerts, recitals, conventions, large
meetings, and award ceremonies.

E-mail: metconcerts@mac.com Website: www.mountelizabeththeatre.com

Taxidermy Museum

North Coast Taxidermy & Wildlife Musuem

189 Rainbow Boulevard
250-279-0353

Wildlife museum and taxidermy services.
Open by appointment

E-mail: northcoast@citywest.ca

 

Sammy Robinson Gallery

416 Haisla Avenue
250-632-9790

No set hours “Just stop by”
Haisla Artist, Paddles, Jewellery & Carvings