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Martello Alley, Kingston

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  • This is a delightful small surprise that offers interesting goods and friendly staff. A good place to stop in a downtown Kingston tour.  more »
  • A little artsier corner of Kingston that is a little off the beaten track but not by much. I have to congratulate whoever set this place up as it is an attempt as something different at least. I have ...  more »
  • So happy we stopped in to take a peak and have a chat with the owner. What a magical place filled with so many precious moments captured of all things Canadian. Something for everyone, excellent place...  more »
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  • Love the story behind Martello Alley and the nook of art they've added to the city! Stop by and have a look. ALL city alleys could use a bit of Martello.
  • I really enjoyed my visit to Martello alley, although I wont be returning. The owner was super over bearing and over explained his buissness, his art and his lack of returning local customers, and I know why. The general ambiance to the alley is NOT local. Its plastered with decorative signs and what I can only describe for lack of a better word as clutter. The gallery itself does not let you focus on the art work and has you wondering what's decor and what's for sale. The own and curator of the galley failed to inform me about ANY of his local artists merely talked about himself. Its set up and feels like a tourist attraction, not a local artist enclave. Martello alley is a interesting place to visit because you actually have a chance to speak with the artist who are represented there.
  • Found this on Trip Advisor as I was looking for something to do before I was able to check into my hotel. There are signs for it and then you walk down an alley into a man-made area which is cute and looks like houses and there is a sitting area. The store itself isn't big but hold tons of prints and some original pieces of art. The owner was very friendly and nice and showed us some prints he thought we would like. I ended up getting a Tragically Hip print. Some pieces of art are only made into 100 copies and I was lucky enough to get #1. The corner has the print number on it. I would recommend this to anyone, whether they like art or not. The staff is friendly and it made the experience so much better.
  • Came across this great little alley in Kingston. Great little place the owner was very friendly and chatty, had a good time just talking with him. If your in the area I suggest stopping in to have a look.
  • Very cool selection of all sort of art and crafts. The owner is very friendly and chatty.

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