Turns out the demand for Nunavut art is strong and getting stronger now that the US dollar has gained so much strength against world currencies, including the Canadian dollar. A company like Nunavut Carvings sells more than $1 million in art every year:
Alan Mullin, the purchasing manager at Nunavut Carvings in Iqaluit, says it does more than $1 million in sales each year.
He says the bulk of out-of-territory sales go to galleries in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, but lately there’s been a spike in sales to New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
[…] “After the red plaid jacket and maple syrup, you know, the next souvenir of Canada is a piece of Inuit art or aboriginal art,” Chapman says.