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
Haisla Artist, Totem Poles, Masks & Jewellery
Kitimat Museum & Archives
293 City Centre
Natural History, Visual Arts, First Nation & Gift Shop
Open Year Round - Jun to Aug: Monday - Saturday 10 - 5
E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.kitimatmuseum.ca
Kitimat Public Library
940 Wakashan Ave.
Books, Story Time, DVD's, Free Internet, Photocopying & Scanning
Mount Elizabeth Theatre
1491 Kingfisher Ave.
MET is a professional, community style theatre that offers a practical
North Coast Wildlife Museum
189 Rainbow Ave.
Open Daily 9-6
Sammy Robinson Gallery
416 Haisla Ave.
No set hours “Just stop by”