Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Day 17 - Vermillion Art Works

Vermillion Art Works has been open for 1.5 years and is located on 87 Water Street in downtown Charlottetown. Three island potters own the shop and they specialize in original island art and reproductions, handmade gifts, pottery, knitwear and art cards. This was my first time visiting Vermillion Art Works and I learned so much about the talented island artists and potters. They even host art receptions to display artists new work. On November 14th, Vermillion showcased Deborah Misener's new water colours, and if you attended the reception you had the chance to meet and talk with her.

My visit to the shop has actually inspired me to pick up a paint brush again and maybe even join a pottery class. To me it would be a form of active meditation, where you just put your thoughts aside and focus on your movement. I had a similar experience at Raw Canvas in Vancouver. You spend the evening painting, relaxing and sipping wine, and at the end of the night you leave with your masterpiece. Almost as relaxing for your mind as a day at the spa.

#MyDowntownWishList includes:

an original painting by island artist Susan Christensen

ceramic treasure chests to store your favourite things

gorgeous ceramic mugs with scenic beach themes

cute earrings in mussel shells

Tracy found her favourite – hand carved owl coat hooks

You can find Vermillion Art Works on Google+ and Facebook. I love this quote they posted on their Facebook page:

...a small piece of someone else's life

I’ve known a lot of the #MyDowntownWishList $100 prepaid MasterCard winners so far, it could be you next. One tagged photo equals one entry in the contest. What are you waiting for? Visit your favourite downtown shops, only a few more days to play. 

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