Investing in and supporting the arts and culture of the First Nations, especially those of the Ko’moks First Nation, is the mission of I HOS Gallery in Courtenay. It has been a Vancouver Island destination since its doors opened in 1995. I HOS, staffed by Ko’moks First Nation Band members, showcases Aboriginal culture such as masks, prints, carvings, clothing and books, at a wide range of prices. TheGallery is an integral part of the community and hosts many events including National Aboriginal Day and the I HOS Arts Festival.
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