Kimmirut is home to a thriving tradition of stone carving. Many famous artistswhose work is seen in collections around the world, make their home here, including Elijah Michael, Simeonie Aqpik, Davidee Itulu and Temela Ookpik. The work created reflects a variety of factors: the characteristics of the stone found here, past traditions of stone carving, and the growth of interest globally in Inuit art. The stone used here ranges in quality, from the mottled brown and charcoal grey stone found in Markham Bay, to the green and dark stone found in Nuwata and Kangiak.
Visitors interested in Kimmirut stone carving should visit the Soper House Gallery. Kimmirut is one of the very few communities in Nunavut that has its own gallery, a reflection of its importance in the community. The Kimik Co-op may also have carvings for sale and artists may also sell directly to interested clients.