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The Velvet Easel Gallery

298 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 2AS, Scotland
+44 7813 916684
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At last managed to go in as I was at the Al Mare with a friend and her Grand-daughter.

This is a lovely shop to visit, there was glass birds, so lifelike, a Robin a Blue tit to mention... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Angela L
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fabulous art gallery and shop in Portobello

Have visited this little jewel a few times now, bought a couple of smaller items, unusual and... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Lizziehill
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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The Velvet Easel is a contemporary art gallery which exhibits an eclectic range of modern art by local, Scottish and international artists. The gallery offers a rolling programme of mixed exhibitions which includes exhibits by painters, printmakers, ceramicists and jewellery makers. The Velvet Easel Gallery is open Thursday - Saturday 10AM - 5PM and Sunday 12AM - 5PM. We are closed Monday - Wednesday.
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“portobello” (7 reviews)
“ceramics” (6 reviews)
“prints” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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298 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 2AS, Scotland
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+44 7813 916684
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely shop to visit, there was glass birds, so lifelike, a Robin a Blue tit to mention just 2, paintings,sculptures of all kinds from small to larger items. So much to look at. A running joke in Portobello is "when did you...More

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RMG298, Owner at The Velvet Easel Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Angela for your kind review - it was lovely to meet you in The Velvet Easel Gallery and hope you come in again soon. Best wishes, Roz

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Have visited this little jewel a few times now, bought a couple of smaller items, unusual and original jewellery and also a couple of much more substantial pieces from amazing artists I would never have come across if not for this fabulous place. Very much...More

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RMG298, Owner at The Velvet Easel Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review Lizzie. I'm so happy you have enjoyed your purchases. I'm delighted to say that the gallery is host to so many talented Scottish artists and artists from further afield. Hope to see you again soon and once...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

A wonderful gallery filled with very special pieces of fine art. Most definitely worth a visit, and be prepared to be tempted.

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RMG298, Owner at The Velvet Easel Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you very much for such a lovely review and so happy you enjoyed your visit to The Velvet Easel Gallery. Best, Roz

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Although relatively small in size the Velvet Easel Gallery is packed from floor to ceiling with an eclectic mixture of contemporary artworks in a variety of mediums, including; paintings, prints, sculpture and ceramics. On our visit we were warmly greeted by the owner who has...More

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RMG298, Owner at The Velvet Easel Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you very much Elizabeth for your very kind review. I'm delighted that you both enjoyed your visit to The Velvet Easel Gallery and very happy that it was easily accessed via wheelchair - I'm glad the ramp was suitable. Your choice of painting was...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Best place in Portobello to get that special gift. Wide selection of quality artworks for the discerning purchaser.

Thank Donald C
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Roz298, Owner at The Velvet Easel Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

Thank you Donald for your lovely review of The Velvet Easel Gallery! Is that a Rosalind Walker painting I see there!? :-) Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Roz

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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We landed on the launch day of the new winter exhibition and were immediately drawn in by a wide range of artwork in many different mediums. We spent an amazing half hour (which could easily have run to one or two hours) in complete awe...More

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Roz298, Owner at The Velvet Easel Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Hello and thank you for your wonderful review of The Velvet Easel Gallery! Indeed, Saturday was the launch of Imitation of Life - the gallery's new mixed exhibition. Really delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again! it was such a busy...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Brilliant little gallery that is charming, original, chic, contemporary, traditional, bold, different, kaleidoscopic and dazzling all at once! A feast for the soul and heart and pocket . . . Rosalind is always welcoming and helpful and the zen ambience perfect!

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Roz298, Owner at The Velvet Easel Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

Thank you tintoy77 for your dazzling review - it's very much appreciated! Glad you enjoyed the gallery. Best, Roz

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Reviewed 24 October 2016

It makes a change to visit a shop were you can purchase some unique pottery, paintings and various trinkets. An excellent source for a special present.

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Roz298, Owner at The Velvet Easel Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2016

Thank you Bob for your lovely review of The Velvet Easel Gallery - hope you visit again. Best, Roz

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Treasure trove of paintings prints ceramics and jewellery. Good range of prices and all quality items. It's lovely for a visit to see some of the amazing artwork. Some top end paintings but so nice to have. Love the unique cycle mugs and vases too.

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Roz298, Owner at The Velvet Easel Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Thank you YMV for your lovely review of The Velvet Easel Gallery - so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come in again soon. Best, Roz

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

One of the most enjoyable galleries in Edinburgh to visit. With the lovely Portobello beach minutes away! An incredible range of amazing paintings, prints, ceramics, jewellery, and sculpture, to please all range of tastes. Such a large variety of work displayed in a smallish space...More

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