Ahnisnabae Art Gallery is located in Mount McKay Place near the Fort William First Nation. The Gallery was founded in 1997 by the late Roy Thomas, an Ahnisnabae artist recognized for over 30 years for his distinctive high quality work. Roy Thomas created Ahnisnabae Art to showcase his work and to illustrate and promote the Ahnisnabae culture.
Today, the Ahnisnabae Art Gallery is owned and operated by Roy's wife, Louise Thomas, and is dedicated to the memory of her late husband. The Ahnisnabae Art Gallery carries on the legacy and dreams of Roy Thomas by showcasing his works, as well as that of several other local and regional artists, thus continuing to support and promote the Ahnisnabae culture.
While primarily concentrating on original work throughout his career, Roy expanded his collection to include silkscreen prints, reproduction prints, art cards depicting time, art etchings on glass. He also published a biography entitled "The Spirit of Ahnisnabae Art".
It's the perfect spot to find orginal Native Art, Giclee Prints on Canvas, Prints, Masks, Jewelry, Etchings, Beadwork Art, Soap Stone and Moose Antler Carvings, Amethyst, Dreamcatchers, Native Art Books, Ojibwe, Cree and Inuit Pocket Guides, Handmade Moccasins and Mitts, Gauntlets, Birch Bark baskets, Pow Wow CD's, Calenders and T-shirts.
The Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 11 am to 7 Pm, Saturday from noon to 5 pm.