The Velvet Easel Gallery

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The Velvet Easel Gallery

The Velvet Easel Gallery
4.5
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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. The gallery is temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 virus regulations.
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RagRock
Tongue, UK4 contributions
Filled with treasures
Sep 2019
Fantastic wee gallery, so much to enjoy. A great variety of artwork, all of a very high standard but still catering to any budget. The staff are very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely worth the trip.
Written October 11, 2019
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Hello and thank you so much for your very kind review of The Velvet Easel Gallery in Portobello, Edinburgh. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will come again soon. Kindest regards, Roz
Written October 12, 2019
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Sue Hudson Craufurd
42 contributions
A wee gem of a gallery
Jun 2019 • Solo
The only complaint I have about the Velvet Easel Gallery is that there is just too much lovely stuff. The range of artists is phenomenal and challenges you to appreciate and covet so many things. As a place to find that special gift it is outstanding and many things are reasonably priced. One of Portobello's gems.
Written July 7, 2019
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Dear Sue - thank you so much for your very kind review of The Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello- it means a great deal to us to receive such positive feedback. Hope you visit again soon and appreciate your review very much. Best, Rosalind Walker
Written July 8, 2019
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Karen C
Morpeth210 contributions
Just beautiful
Jul 2019 • Solo
Small but beautifully formed I believe the phrase is. This gallery is so filled with beauty I didn't know where to look. I could have bought a dozen items, if only I was rich. They have everything from paintings to jewellery, large items to tiny.
And you don't need to be rich, I bought two pieces of jewellery, both completely original and unusual and not a lot of money changed hands.
The two ladies in residence were friendly and welcoming and absolutely no pressure was put on to buy. Drinks and the most lovely chocolates were on offer.
There's a new exhibition starting in November and I'll make every effort to attend.
Really beautiful, quality little gallery.
Written July 7, 2019
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Dear Karen - thank you very much for your very kind and positive review of The Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will return soon. Kindest regards, Rosalind Walker, Owner
Written July 8, 2019
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DebHill62
Stalybridge, UK54 contributions
A small gallery with a really wide range of original art.
May 2019 • Couples
I knew of the gallery through social media and really enjoyed our visit. There were several pieces of work that tempted us and we left with a beautiful and quirky ceramic clock. The display of work is varied, affordable to many and there is no pressure to purchase, just a friendly welcome.
Written May 18, 2019
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Dear Deb - thank you very much for your very kind review and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to The Velvet Easel Gallery in Portobello. It was lovely to meet you and I'm glad that you're happy with your purchase. Hope you manage to visit again sometime. Thank you again. Kind regards, Roz :-)
Written May 19, 2019
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Viv C
Blair Atholl, UK131 contributions
An oasis of calm and beauty
Mar 2019 • Friends
This gallery is one of my favourite places. It is a peaceful, quiet space in a frenetically busy, not life. Whether you want to spend £20 or £2000 on a gift for yourself or someone else, it doesn't matter - just to look around all the very different art works for 15 minutes will change how you feel about yourself and your day. Do go and see for yourself!
Written March 23, 2019
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Thank you vc for your very kind review. I'm very happy that you enjoyed your visit to The Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello. A new exhibition, Off the Wall, opened on 9th March - hope you manage along to see it (if you haven't already). Thank you again for your lovely review, it is very much appreciated. Rosalind Walker
Written March 24, 2019
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Nicole
1 contribution
Huge let down
Oct 2018 • Solo
On the basis of other, glowing, reviews I visited this gallery (craft shop with paintings). Could not have been more disappointed. The owner is obviously following the trend of all other Edinburgh galleries and stocking what I assume must sell. Nothing fresh,nothing new, nothing inspiring, just the same old boring, derivative stuff you can, and do, see everywhere else. Eclectic, a word used in many other reviews, must mean something different to me than to other visitors. I had high hopes, but they were misplaced, sadly.
Written February 23, 2019
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Dear Nicole Many thanks for taking the time to submit your review of The Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello which you visited in October 2018 and reviewed recently on 23rd February 2019. I appreciate all reviews, (whether positive or otherwise), and I’m sad that you did not enjoy your visit last year. As the gallery owner, I am proud to select the work of local, national and international artists representing many artistic genres, and I'm sorry that none of them appealed to you on that occasion. The one thing I would like to emphasis though is that I am extremely proud of the wide range of hugely talented artists that I exhibit in my gallery. Thank you again for taking the time to write this review. With kindest regards, R. Walker, Gallery Owner
Written February 26, 2019
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Jacqueline L
Toronto, Canada16 contributions
A must in Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sep 2018 • Friends
Three years ago I met Roz and was introduced to her gallery of lovely British art of all types. I finally made it back to Edinburgh and high on my list of things to do was to visit her and it again. Entering one is swept into a cornicopia of delights for the senses. Make sure you have ample time to look at everything as it takes a few turns around the store to take it all in as besides paintings and sculptures there are many medium and small pieces of art ranging from coasters to plates to jewelry to cards. A wonderful place to treat yourself or buy a special gift. A visit to Portobello when in Edinburgh is delightful - it being the home of The Velvet Easel makes it a must !
Written October 4, 2018
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Thank you Jackie for your lovely review of The Velvet Easel Gallery! It was so nice to meet you again and I'm delighted you wanted to make a return visit to the gallery. Glad you enjoyed your trip back to Edinburgh and hope you visit again when you are next in Scotland. The gallery is about to celebrate its 5th birthday with a refurb and a new exhibition opening on 3rd November- hope you can keep up with the changes via Facebook and our website. All the best Jackie and I enjoyed our conversation on the day you visited. Best, Roz
Written October 5, 2018
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Angela L
Edinburgh, UK69 contributions
At last managed to go in as I was at the Al Mare with a friend and her Grand-daughter.
May 2018 • Family
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 pose for that sculpture?", referring to a rather "well proportioned" lady in a "bathing suit" has been said to many a wife from a husband when looking in the window. Mine included. Do take the time to walk towards Bellfield Street and make a visit soon.
Written May 13, 2018
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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
Written May 15, 2018
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Lizziehill
Edinburgh, UK42 contributions
Fabulous art gallery and shop in Portobello
Dec 2017
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 worth a visit. I think find it hard to stay away.
Written March 28, 2018
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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 again, thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Best, Roz
Written March 30, 2018
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BobDog1234
Beckenham, UK2 contributions
A special place
Mar 2018 • Solo
A wonderful gallery filled with very special pieces of fine art. Most definitely worth a visit, and be prepared to be tempted.
Written March 6, 2018
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Thank you very much for such a lovely review and so happy you enjoyed your visit to The Velvet Easel Gallery. Best, Roz
Written March 7, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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The Velvet Easel Gallery is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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