Art Gallery of Alberta

Inuit Art Road Show

Inuit Art Road Show

Sunday, January 20, 2 pm
Manning Hall, Art Gallery of Alberta
Free to attend

1 pm | Registration
2 – 4:30 pm | Appraisals

Alberta’s Capital Region has long been home to significant private collections of Inuit art and artifacts. As the AGA embarks on a season that celebrates private collectors and the role they play in public life, we are partnering with the Inuit Art Enthusiasts on this unique program. The Inuit Art Road Show will be an opportunity for all members of the public to bring in their Inuit art to be assessed live by a professional appraiser. Don’t own any works? Come watch the appraisals and learn what impressive private collections Edmontonians have to offer!

Image credit: Tuki, Joe Adamie, Man With Dog, no date, Carved soapstone. Art Gallery of Alberta Collection, gift of the Stefan Roland Family, September 1974, in memory of Stefan Roland.


Nick Lebessis, Professional Appraiser

Considered to be ‘the resident philosopher of the native art dealers,’ Nick Lebessis is well known in the Inuit art community for his knowledge of the Inuit people’s culture and language. Lebessis has been involved with all of the stages of the “Journey of Inuit art,” from the procurement of materials to marketing, curating, lecturing, publishing, distributing and retailing Inuit art on a domestic and global level. His experience brings a refreshing and intimate inside view to the wonderful world of the arts that he so readily shares with others interested in the subject.

Object and Appraisal Guidelines

Appraisal Fees

  • Verbal Appraisals: Free
  • Written Appraisals: $50 per object

Registration is limited. Please arrive early to secure your spot. Registrants may bring up to five objects for appraisal.

Produced by the Art Gallery of Alberta in partnership with the Inuit Art Enthusiasts.