Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Customer Appreciation Sale 2012 Sept 28 - 30, 20% OFF!

The artists want to remind you that this is the last week the Artisans On Main Gallery will be open for 2012. Of course the grand finale will be this weekend (September 28 - 30) with Culture Days events and SPECIAL Customer Appreciation discount pricing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Look for more details on our Facebook page. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!! Ask about a 20% discount on selected art pieces.

Also, The Island Artisans Boutique will carry artwork by Artisans On Main artisans over the Winter months. If you are considering that perfect gift (even for yourself) Why not make it one of our artists unique, one of a kind creations.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Let's Paint The Town!!!...

"Let's Paint The Town!!!", an invitation by Lorraine Vatcher, member of the Artisans On Main project.

As one of the many Culture Days events next weekend Lorraine is inviting anyone and everyone who can, to come spend some time with her at the Montague Marina on Friday September 28th.

She will answer your questions about painting or share the painting experience if you are so inclined.

Just hanging out by the water with Lorraine in the Town of Montague can be a very calming and stress reliving experience especially if it happens to be a beautiful Fall day.

Click the arrow in the middle of the image below to watch Lorraine's short video invitation...

Click Here to learn more about the many other "Culture Days" events that will be held in  Eastern Prince Edward Island from September 28th to September 30th.

Don't forget to check out the Artisans On Main Gallery and the Island Artisans Boutique as there will be demonstrations and events happening there on each of the three days. 

Click Here for even more information.

We encourage you to enjoy this rare opportunity to spend time with the beautiful Lorraine and enrich you Island culture awareness at the same time. 

Oh, By the way, ALL Culture Days events are FREE!!!

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Assumptive Selling by Jack White

Assumptive Selling

by Jack White

To assume is said to make an a - - out of u and me. While this is true in most cases, being assumptive in selling is an entirely different scenario. I often use the assumptive close with art buyers. I assume they want to own my art when we begin the conversation. The moment the prospect shows real interest, I just assume they would like to take that piece home with them. My next step is to assist them in making their desire a reality. Because of my assumption that they want to own the art, I treat them differently. I don’t sell; I help the client acquire what they want. [...] 

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Artist's Bench Auction Underway

With the appearance on "Compass" of the Artisans On Main on Friday evening the Artist's Bench Auction is underway.

Nancy Perkins and Boomer Gallant spend a moment chatting about "Molly the Mermaid". The auction on this 18th century church pew is accepting bids. Opening bid $275.00 it would make a wonderful addition to your home, sun-room or cottage.

Nancy Perkins chatting with Kevin "Boomer" Gallant on  CBC's Compass

Click Here to go to our Facebook Page where you can learn more

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Monday, 25 June 2012

Prince Edward Island Original Art Work

Prince Edward Island Original Art Work
If you thought that it was impossible to find the perfect unique Prince Edward Island reminder of your precious Island holiday. We have a very special tip to help you out.

Wherever you are on this beautiful Island, simply look around and breathe in it's beauty. Are you aware you are able to take our Island's beauty home with you. There are many Island artists who turn our Island's beauty into a Prince Edward Island original art work.

Unique Prince Edward Island art work is available at the Artisan's Gallery and the Island Gallery Boutique located on Main Street in Montague.

We invite you to visit our Facebook Fan Page to learn more.

Both of these locations are part of the "Artisans On Main" project, new this summer to the Town of Montague.

Come by for a visit and take a piece of our Island's beauty home with you.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Peter Would Appreciate Your Visit

photo credit Charlotte MacAulay

Peter Llewellyn of Georgetown is scheduled to be in the Artisans On Main Production Studio on Tuesday June 19, 2012. You are invited to drop by and watch Peter work, ask him a question and see the unique and original Island gifts and souvenirs he is able to create right before your eyes. YOUR visit will make HIS day...

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Thursday, 14 June 2012

Artisans On Main BREAKING NEWS!!!

Click the link below to view our poster with our Artisans On Main Summer Days Activities.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Opening Saturday June 16th 2012

Artisans On Main
We will be opening on Saturday June 16th: The Artisans Gallery will be open from 12 noon till 6:00 p.m. with Loretta Campbell  from Noon till 6:00 p.m. and John Gamble 4:00 p.m till 6:00 p.m. 

The Production Studio with Lorraine Vatcher will be open from Noon till 6:00 p.m.

Then we will be open from 12 noon till 6:00 p.m. daily

Weekly schedules as well as artist and venue profiles well be available in the very near future. As we are just getting our feet under us so to speak, further information will be rolled out as soon as possible

Thank you for your interest and your support for our local artisans. 

YOUR visit will make OUR day!

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

An IMPORTANT message to ALL AOM artisans from Lorraine...

PLEASE READ this IMPORTANT message to ALL AOM artisans from Lorraine...

Hello All;

As was scheduled, some of us met at the Gallery on Main yesterday. During that time we decided that we would bring in our wares for Thursday evening at the normal time for our meeting, 6:30. We all seem to have lots more ideas and more to say when we are over there rather than sitting in a board room. This way we can conduct the meeting and get things ready for Saturday.
The studio looks so good, thanks to Paula and Maradee. They have really worked hard and deserve a big pat on the back and a thank you. Also, Gaye and Bob have put in so much time trying to organize us...artists in general are not easy to organize! Thank you both Bob and Gaye.
There is still so much to discuss, some things which were touched on yesterday afternoon. And we really need a voice from everyone so if you are going to be in the Studio and/or the Gallery, we want everyone to be there on Thursday; both so you are able to show your goods in the manner of which you desire and to give us some direction to go by.
We need your input...see you on Thursday evening!
Lorraine Vatcher

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Artisans On Main Just Days Away

image credit - "Prince Edward Island Virtual Paint Out"
Montague - One of the most ambitious revitalization projects in recent years is set to launch on Montague’s Main Street. Beginning this Saturday (16 June), strollers will be able to chat with creative professionals while watching them at work, and admire a renovated street front featuring window displays, banners, and outdoor benches.

A team of stakeholders ranging from landlords and artists, Eastern Prince Edward Island Chamber of Commerce and Montague Town Council, and other interested volunteers have worked on the project for several months, to breathe new life into the town’s attractiveness for residents and visitors. Inspiring the Artisan community to collaborate towards the creation of a new Artisan Co-operative for this region where the Artisan is the passion driving the project in partnership with community support resources.

Highlights of the pilot project include the Main Street Artisans Gallery, a Production Studio featuring local artisans at work producing works or conducting classes, and an Artisan Boutique for those wishing to purchase unique island made treasures, jewellery, sea crafts, oil paintings, nautical photos, quilts and more. 

For more information contact: Stella at 902-838-4030 ext 238, visit our Facebook page “Artisans on Main”, or go towww.townofmontaguepei.com

Friday, 8 June 2012

Help Wanted - AOM Is Getting Ready

image credit Google images

The Artisans will be at the Gallery and Studio this Sunday June 9th from 2pm till dark, cleaning the studios, setting up display shelving, painting, etc. All artisans invited to help set up studios.

Many hands make light work and fun. Be sure to mark it on your to-do list so you remember to come.

Can you just feel the excitement!!!? Just a few more sleeps and "Artisans On Main" will be here...

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Fine Art For Everyone...

Artisans On Main Live Production Studios

New this season! "Artisans on Main Live Production Studios" located in the beautiful Town of Montague; Come, experience local artisans at work. Creating unique Island made treasures, jewelry, sea crafts, oil paintings, nautical photos, quilts and more. You will find it all at the "Main Street Art Gallery", "Production Studio" and "Artisan Boutique". Purchase treasures on site. Feeling artistic? You can join an afternoon art class. Original Island gifts and souvenirs at the Artisan Boutique are created on Prince Edward Island and vary as widely as the waves of the sea.

For more information on this unique Island experience, contact Stella: 902 838-4030 ext 238 or visit our Facebook Page