Location The Velvet Easel Gallery
298 Portobello High Street
EH15 2AS Telephone 07835 813689 & 0131 629 1121 Opening Hours

Monday : Closed

Tuesday : Closed

Wednesday – Saturday 10-5

Sunday 11-5



About us

The Velvet Easel is a contemporary art gallery in Portobello, Edinburgh, which exhibits a wide range of modern art predominantly by Scottish artists.

Established in November 2013, The Velvet Easel Gallery presents a programme of group exhibitions throughout the year, including work by emerging as well as established artists from all artistic backgrounds. A broad range of mediums are represented including painting, sculpture, pottery, ceramics, glass and jewellery. We also stock a wide range of high quality limited edition prints, greetings cards and gifts.

Own Art

The gallery is a member of the Own Art scheme, which enables customers to purchase artwork in 10 instalments at 0% interest through the Own Art scheme finance arrangement.  Please contact us to find out more !

Visiting the Gallery

The Velvet Easel Gallery is located in Portobello, a seaside resort which lies three miles east of Edinburgh city centre and stretches along the coast of the Firth of Forth, Scotland. It has a long promenade fronting onto a wide sandy beach, perfect for a walk after your gallery visit !

Our current opening hours are on our website, but you are also welcome to make an appointment if you would prefer to visit outwith our opening hours.

Customers are welcome to come in a browse, and we are always happy to help with any enquiries.


The gallery has one small step at the front door, and we have a portable ramp to assist with access. Our front door is wheelchair accessible, and once inside, the public part of the gallery is all on the ground level.   Dogs are welcome in the gallery (we even have dog biscuits behind the counter if your dog is allowed a treat !).

Exhibiting with the Gallery

Please use the ‘Apply to Exhibit’ tab on the website to get in touch with the gallery if you would like to be considered for exhibiting work in a future exhibition.


We are happy to ship worldwide.  Please contact us and we will arrange to get a quote for packing and shipping.