About Us

Art from the Source

Ahtsik Gallery was founded in 2008 by Master Carver Gordon Dick who operates Gordon Dick Studio on site. We represent the work of west coast artists who work in the traditional style of their culture. Our handmade art can be purchased or commissioned as custom pieces. 

Our Location

We are located on Tseshaht First Nation lands in the temperate coastal rainforest of west coast Vancouver Island, right next to the city of Port Alberni. Our community is part of the Alberni Valley at the head of the Alberni Inlet and the mouth of the Somass River.

The property is home to Ahtsik Gallery, Gordon Dick Studio and an outdoor carving shelter, each custom built from locally-sourced western red cedar. 

Getting to us

 Driving Distances

  • From Port Alberni: 5 minutes
  • From Tofino: 1 hour + 42 minutes
  • From Nanaimo: 1 hour + 12 minutes
  • From Victoria: 2 hours + 38 minutes
  • From Vancouver/Horseshoe Bay: 3 hours +16 minutes (includes ferry)


We are still welcoming visitors but during this time we are open by appointment only. You will be required to wear a mask and to sanitize your hands upon entry. Due to the gallery's small size we are limiting the number of guests to 3 at a time. Thank you for your understanding. 

Gordon Dick, Tseshaht/Nuu-chah-nulth Artist & Owner