Location The Velvet Easel Gallery
298 Portobello High Street
EH15 2AS Telephone 07813916684 Opening Hours

Thu – 10 – 5pm
Fri – 10 – 5pm
Sat – 10 – 5pm
Sun – 12 – 5pm


The Velvet Easel is a contemporary art gallery which exhibits an eclectic range of modern art by local, Scottish and international artists.

Established in November 2013, The Velvet Easel aims to present a programme of exhibitions throughout the year, including solo-shows and group exhibitions by emerging as well as established artists from all artistic backgrounds. A broad range of mediums are represented including painting, sculpture, pottery, ceramics and jewellery. We will also stock a range of high quality limited edition prints as well as artistic greeting cards.

The Velvet Easel is located in Portobello – ‘Porty’ is a seaside resort which lies three miles east of Edinburgh city centre and stretches along the coast of the Firth of Forth, Scotland. It is has a long promenade fronting onto a wide sandy beach – Portobello was recently commented on as being one of the worlds “hidden secret” city beach resorts!

The Velvet Easel’s ethos is aimed at assisting artists at all stages of their careers to achieve success by offering a warm and welcoming space to show case their work. Artists are encouraged to use the website to get in touch with the gallery if they would like to be considered for exhibiting work of all kinds.

The Velvet Easel Gallery welcomes artists and customers alike with the main aim being a relaxed and enjoyable viewing experience.