Welcome to Cape Dorset
On a small rocky island just off Baffin Island's Foxe Peninsula, Cape Dorset (Kinngait; meaning 'Mountains') is a beautifully situated, hilly little settlement next to a bay, renowned as the epicenter of Inuit art. In the late 1950s residents pioneered modern printmaking, marketing it to the world with remarkable success. Dorset boasts numerous artists, with skills passed down in the family, and some, such as Pudlo Pudlat, Pitseolak Ashoona and Kenojuak Ashevak, have achieved international recognition. Walk around town and you'll see carvers at work at makeshift tables outdoors.