A small local gallery with a nifty gift shop

My special lady friend and I were walking up North Street on our way back from a waterfront photowalk, when we stumbled on a little art gallery called the Kasini House. The staff person there was really friendly, and explained that they get a lot of artists from Montreal (in fact there is an opening this Friday that sounds interesting), and that they were a fairly new gallery. She also pointed out as we were leaving that they publish the Art Map Burlington, which I gather is the official guide to the First Friday Art Walk.

I was most impressed by the gift shop appropriately named ArtShop. The sales associate explained that it was geared towards providing original works of art at affordable prices, and at the same time giving local artists another outlet. Most museum and gallery gift shops I’ve been to have a somewhat canned inventory, consisting of prints and prefabricated knickknacks. This was about as far from that as I’ve ever seen – a much more interesting and eclectic collection, and at, well, gift shop prices. Really, an original store. I think I enjoyed it even more than the gallery itself. You can get some idea of what they have available via their online store, but you should really stop by and see for yourself if you are in the area.

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