Musqueam Arts is a gallery and retail space located in the Domestic Terminal of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) which exclusively features work from xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) artists. YVR exists on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people and hopes to honour that by providing a platform for any Musqueam artist to display and sell their work to an international audience. It is the responsibility of those who live and work on unceded territory to give back to Indigenous communities and to create opportunities for members of those communities to thrive. As such, every effort will be made to have Musqueam Arts staffed by members of the Musqueam community. The space was established with the guidance and support of Musqueam Nation, and all proceeds will directly benefit Musqueam artists.
In addition to carrying original Musqueam artwork, the shop functions as a workspace for participating Musqueam artists. Customers can on occasion observe artists working on wood carvings, paintings, and other mediums. Beyond being a space to admire beautiful local artwork, Musqueam Arts is a place to learn about and experience Musqueam culture firsthand.
Musqueam Arts is conveniently located before security on the third floor of YVR’s Domestic Terminal. We hope to see you there and show you all the beautiful work our local artists have to offer!