As we sit tight through additional COVID restrictions, we’re once again looking for safe and fun ways to spend our days. Although these restrictions may feel limiting, they open up more of our time for things like phone calls with family, hobbies such as reading and crafting, or learning a new skill. 17th Ave is home to a number of different art and craft supply stores, carrying everything from paint supplies to stationary, yarn, beads and more – all of which are sure to keep you entertained for the next few weeks, so head down to 17th Ave, check out these stores and get crafty!
Passion For Glass
Passion For Glass’s 17th Ave art gallery & glass studio is still open for viewing if you are headed down to the Ave, but if you’re seeking out a unique experience or crafting idea, they also offer a variety of take-home glass kits. Each kit comes with detailed instructions, along with all of the pieces you need to complete your project – the end result is a beautiful mosaic coaster or plate. You can pick up your glass kit from their Beltline location, or get it delivered for a small fee. Head to their website or contact them at 587 353 2153 to learn more.
1534 17th Ave SW, passionforglass.ca
Mona Lisa Art Supplies
Did you know that Mona Lisa Art Supplies is one of Western Canada’s largest fine art supply retailers? For more than 54 years, this family-run business, located at 1518 7th street, has been selling a wide variety of art supplies with more than 25,000 different products in stock. From product lines such as Rembrandt and Krylon to items such as brush sets, pastels, easels, paints and more, there is no art project or craft you cannot compete with the help of Mona Lisa Art Supplies. They’re also currently offering curbside pickup and local delivery.
1518 7th Street, monalisa-artmat.com
With an abundance of well-known and beloved brands such as Moleskin, Mont Blanc, Papyrus and more, this enduring family-run business has garnered a reputation as one of the city’s most trusted suppliers of stationary, fine writing instruments, note books, art supplies and more. There isn’t much you can’t find in this iconic 17th Ave spot, so it’s the perfect place to stop in if you’re looking for ways to keep yourself busy this month.
710 17 Ave SW, reidstationers.com
Explore Beadle’s vast collection of rare gemstones, pendants, pearls and more, sourced from all over the world, and then, let the creative juices flow. Beadles does custom jewellery, or you can choose to take your supplies home with you and get crafty. They’re downtown location just off 17th Ave is open for shopping, and by appointment shopping, and they are also offering curbside pickup and delivery.
1606 7 Street SW, beadlesbeads.ca
Not only can you find knit and crochet essentials such as yarns and needles at Pudding Yarn, located just off 17th Ave, but they also have tons of other accessories, patterns, materials and books to assist you with your next project. They have yarns ranging from merino to cashmere, needles made from bamboo or stainless steel, and different take-home items like their embroidery kit or shawl kit. You can shop their selection at 1516 6th Street SW, or check out their stock online.
1516 6th Street SW, puddingyarn.com
Whether you’re crafting, collecting or just looking to browse some beautiful and unique items, EarthGems is sure to have something that will catch your eye. Earthgems has a wide selection of products from around the world, including polished stones, raw crystals, jewellery and more. Shop their 17th Ave location, or check them out online where you can order for curbside pickup or delivery.
#100 1022 17 Ave. SW, earthgems.ca
Color Me Mine Uptown
Although Color Me Mine is not open for in-studio painting at this time, they do have to-go kits available to do from home! You can find tons of different at-home projects and all their accompanying supplies at Color Me Mine’s website – from mugs to plates, planters and more, get those creative juices flowing with the help of Color Me Mine.
1504 11th Street SW, uptown.colormemine.com
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