Sightseeing in the Chickasaw Nation

  • Courtesy Photos Exhibit C Native Gallery and Gifts.
    Courtesy Photos Exhibit C Native Gallery and Gifts.

Here are some of the most talked about Chickasaw Galleries.

Exhibit C Native Gallery & Gifts

Placed in the Bricktown entertainment district in Oklahoma City, is an art gallery and retail space. It highlights talented Native American artists who represent communities throughout the United States. Pottery, jewelry, painting and clothing are highlights of the authentic works from these talented artists. All artwork is available for purchase. The retail shop carries Chickasaw Press books, Pendleton products and Bedré fine chocolates.

It is located at 1 E. Sheridan, Suite 100. For more information, visit, or call (405) 767-8900.

Chokma’si Gallery

Located in downtown Ada, Oklahoma, Chokma’si Gallery is a Chickasaw Nation facility housing an art gallery with authentic works handcrafted by renowned Chickasaw artists. The gallery features a retail area offering unique handmade artwork. Jewelry, wood turned pens, pottery, sculpture, photography, paintings, prints and textiles are all available for purchase.

It also provides opportunities to learn about Chickasaw and Southeastern art.It is located at 201 N. Broadway. For more information, call (580) 272-5520.

ARTesian Gallery and Studios

The studio offers nearly 7,400 square feet of space to celebrate and share a variety of art. It features an art gallery, classroom space, reception area and retail space.

Designed to assist and promote Chickasaw and other artists, the building provides the space and equipment needed to create works of art, including a pottery studio and five studio spaces, which are available for artists to rent. The gallery area provides a venue for artists to display and market their work, as well as a reception area for “meet the artist” events and gallery art shows.

Supplies for creating all types of art are available in the retail shop. Visitors can also purchase contemporary jewelry, books, music and more created by Chickasaw and Native American artists.

The galleryis located at 100 W. Muskogee St., Sulphur, Oklahoma. For more information, call (580) 622-8040.

Aapisa’ Art Gallery

The Aapisa’ Art Gallery is home to fine art and rotating exhibits for visitors to enjoy. The Aapisa’ Art Gallery is a beautifully designed area with more than 1,200 square feet of exhibit space adorned with architectural details such as wood, copper and stone that is integrated throughout the campus.

The Aapisa’ Art Gallery is located at 867 Charles Cooper Memorial Road, Sulphur. For more information, call (580) 622-7130.

Chickasaw National Capitol

Today, the historic Chickasaw National Capitol serves as a museum.

The largest exhibit focuses on Chickasaw government history from 1856-1907, with accurate replicas of Chickasaw Governor Douglas H. Johnston’s office and the national secretary’s vault. Other exhibits include the Chickasaw Governors’ portraits exhibit, the rotating photography exhibit and the Chickasaw National Well exhibit.

The Chickasaw National Capitol is located at 411 W. 9th St., Tishomingo, Oklahoma. For more information, call (580) 371-9835.

The Chickasaw Council House Museum

A vast collection of Chickasaw art and artifacts is kept on display at the Chickasaw Council House Museum. Experience the first Chickasaw Council House built in Indian Territory, artifacts tracing the history and culture of the Chickasaw people and contemporary Chickasaw artwork.

The museum gift shop offers a variety of souvenirs, books, music and Chickasaw language materials. The gift shop includes pottery, jewelry, beadwork and other artwork by Chickasaw artists that is available for purchase.

The Chickasaw Council House Museum is located at 209 N. Fisher Ave., Tishomingo, Oklahoma. For more information, call (580) 371-3351.