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298 Portobello High Street
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Thu – 10 – 5pm
Fri – 10 – 5pm
Sat – 10 – 5pm
Sun – 12 – 5pm

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21.10.18 - Five Years – a new mixed exhibition at The Velvet Easel Gallery – celebrating our 5th birthday! Opens Saturday 3rd November at 10am – join us for celebratory drinks and birthday cake!

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18.06.18 - Defying Sameness – A new mixed exhibition beginning on Saturday 7th July at 10am

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11.02.18 - Spring, Thy Name is Colour….

Spring , Thy Name is Colour…a new mixed exhibition at…read more

04.11.17 - The Winters Edge Exhibition 4th Nov 2017 – 25th February 2018

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01.09.17 - Art Walk Porty 2017

Aug 31 – Sep 10 2017 Portobello, Edinburgh. The Velvet Easel…read more

15.07.17 - Portobello Mon Amour…

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08.07.17 - Portobello Mon Amour – a new mixed exhibition 8th July – 29th October

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10.02.17 - Beneath the Surface – A new mixed exhibition at The Velvet Easel Gallery from 4th March…

BENEATH THE SURFACE – SAVE THE DATE! The Velvet Easel…read more

09.10.16 - Imitation of Life – from 5th November 2016

A new mixed exhibition beginning on Saturday 5th November at…read more

14.07.16 - Opening images… A Way of Seeing

Super opening on Saturday 9th July……read more

16.06.16 - A Way of Seeing

A new mixed exhibition at The Velvet Easel Gallery which…read more

23.04.16 - In Light, In Shade continues…

The In Light, In Shade exhibition continues until 26th June…still…read more

03.03.16 - In Light, In Shade

In Light, In shade, The Velvet Easel Gallery’s new mixed…read more

14.01.16 - 14.01.16 We’re open again for 2016…

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25.10.15 - Rock the Easel…a new mixed exhibition 7th November – 28th February 2016

‘Rock the Easel’ is a new and exciting  mixed exhibition beginning…read more

18.09.15 - Visit to the gallery from a ‘Special’ guest…

A very ‘Special’ visitor to The Velvet Easel Gallery this…read more

21.08.15 - 2016 Portobello Calendars now in The Velvet Easel Gallery

PORTOBELLO CALENDARS 2016 The Velvet Easel Gallery is delighted to…read more

19.06.15 - Beyond the Horizon – new Exhibition

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24.05.15 - Save the date reminder…

Lazy Sunday afternoon at The Velvet Easel Gallery and I…read more

15.05.15 - The Beauty of Portobello…

I know I keep on encouraging people to come to…read more

28.02.15 - The Colour of Life Exhibition

‘The Colour of Life’, a mixed exhibition,  will begin on…read more

10.01.15 - We’re back!

Ella and I are back! The Velvet Easel Gallery is…read more

28.12.14 - The Velvet Easel Gallery reopens on 10th January 2015

The Velvet Easel Gallery reopens on 10th January 2015. Thank…read more

11.12.14 - See inside The Velvet Easel Gallery…

Have a look inside The Velvet Easel Gallery…but remember, things…read more

- The Art of Portobello Calendar…

BY POPULAR REQUEST! Back in stock… The Velvet Easel Gallery…read more

28.10.14 - Closed until Saturday 1st November…

The Velvet Easel Gallery will now be closed until Saturday…read more

17.10.14 - The Edge of Winter Exhibition…

The Velvet Easel Gallery would like extend a warm invitation…read more

16.10.14 - I leave you my portrait…

“I leave you my portrait so that you will have…read more

29.09.14 - The Scottish Art Scene

Thank you to The Scottish Art Scene for this feature…read more

26.09.14 - The Art of Portobello Calendar

VERY EXCITING! The Velvet Easel Gallery now has it’s own…read more

19.09.14 - We’re open again!

The Velvet Easel Gallery is open again! I’m so pleased…read more

07.09.14 - Closed for repairs 11th – 14th September

The Velvet Easel Gallery will be closed between 11th and…read more

10.07.14 - Beautiful new ceramic clocks…

Which colour do you like and why? More lovely new…read more

28.06.14 - Ramp re-vamp for The Velvet Easel Gallery!

The Velvet Easel Gallery now has a portable ramp to…read more

08.06.14 - Exhibition open…

Superb start to the Celebration of Summer Exhibition at The…read more

04.06.14 - Celebration of Summer Exhibition

The Velvet Easel Gallery  will be hosting the opening of…read more

17.05.14 - Beautiful day…

What a stunning (and busy) day here in Portobello! I’ve…read more

20.04.14 - Meet the Artist – Jemma Derbyshire

On leaving School, I attended Leith School of Art to…read more

19.04.14 - A beautiful day in Portobello…

This was the beach at Portobello at 8 this morning!…read more

11.04.14 - Meet the Artist – Dina Campbell

I was born and brought up on the Isle of…read more

01.03.14 - The Colour of Spring Exhibition is now open…

It’s a beautiful day here in Portobello – great day…read more

24.02.14 - The Colour of Spring Exhibition

The Velvet Easel Gallery is proud to present The Colour…read more


Joanne Baker will spend time at The Velvet Easel Gallery…read more


Jen Cunningham will spend time at The Velvet Easel Gallery…read more

11.01.14 - MEET THE ARTIST – Alan Richmond

As long as I can remember, I have enjoyed art…read more

08.01.14 - MEET THE ARTIST – Deborah Cameron

MEET THE ARTIST: DEBORAH CAMERON Deborah gives her thoughts on…read more

07.01.14 - MEET THE ARTIST – Malcolm Dobbins

I suppose it was quite natural, coming from a life…read more


HOGMANAY – a very special day for everyone BUT a…read more

18.12.13 - The Velvet Easel Gallery – Festive Season detailed opening hours…

The Velvet Easel Gallery ~ detailed opening hours during the…read more

05.12.13 - The Gift of Art…

We are delighted to let you know that The Velvet…read more


As a newcomer to Portobello High Street, The Velvet Easel…read more

10.11.13 - Edinburgh Evening News

Good morning! Well, Ella (and The Velvet Easel Gallery!) have…read more

04.11.13 - We’re Open

After weeks of preparation we’re finally OPEN!!…read more

01.11.13 - One Day to Go!

Good Morning everyone! One more sleep until The Velvet Easel Gallery opens!!…read more

30.10.13 - 3 Days Till We Open

We’re almost ready to open our doors this coming Saturday!…read more

15.10.13 - Introducing…The Velvet Easel Gallery

Well…this is the first chance I’ve had to put pen to paper (or finger tips to keys) since we purchased the Gallery on the 29th August 2013…read more