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CRAFTFEST 2017

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CRAFTFEST 2017

Over the next two weekends, from June 11th to the 25th, CRAFTFEST will be taking place on Albert Island at the historic Zibi buildings between Ottawa and Quebec. The site will become an inspiring pop up shop and market series curating local handmade brands to celebrate Canada’s 150th. You can expect to browse an indoor Popup Shop showcasing more than 100 Canadian-made brands in every imaginable shopping category, and an outdoor Weekend Market showcasing another 100 local Canadian makers in fashion, jewelry, woodworking, gifts, and food and drink. Lastly, you can get crafty with some of the community expert makers...

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New Art Festival 2017

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New Art Festival 2017

Thousands of spectators, buyers, and art enthusiasts soaked up the sun while checking out artwork and hanging with artists at last weekend's “New Art Festival” held in the Glebe’s Central Park June 10th and 11th. Originally created by Ottawa Artist Bhat Boy as a way to provide new artists a chance to show their work, the outdoor festival has grown into the large-scale event it is today, complete with juried awards and prizes, food vendors, painters, crafters, and jewelry makers. This summer marked the art festival’s 25th year. Michael Wallack (Left)   Steven Strang (Right) Receiving Wallack's Award Each year Wallack’s...

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Father's Day Gift Guide for the not so Artsy Buyer

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Father's Day Gift Guide for the not so Artsy Buyer

With Father’s Day right around the corner, the pressure to find him the perfect gift is on... but let's be honest... the options every year seem to be dwindling and causing stress leaving us to resort to a simple gift card (which is actually an artists favourite gift at Wallack's). This year we made a suggestions list for those who's father is a creative or an artist who has it all... except maybe these items.      Pentalic Traveler Journals - Dot Grids If your Dad has a creative mind, and is always coming up with new ideas for something, give him a...

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Wallack's Staff Picks

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Wallack's Staff Picks

We're bringing you our new Staff Picks Program! This initiative is a great way to bring you the advice and expertise of our creatively experienced staff members. Check in for regular updates to this list. As we try new products and find the ones we love, we'll share the news with you!   THE LATEST STAFF PICKS    Adam's Pick: Pentel Pocket Brush Pen Benefits: "This has great line control from thick to thin, it never dries out, and it lasts 'forever'."   Nathan's Pick: Ecoline Liquid Watercolours Benefits: "They're highly pigmented with a wide range of great colours, they're easy to...

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Wallack’s Top 5 Eco-Friendly Products for Earth Day

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Wallack’s Top 5 Eco-Friendly Products for Earth Day

For Earth Day, Wallack’s wants to shine the spotlight on some of our many Eco-Friendly options in the hopes of encouraging the use of natural, non-toxic, and recyclable products. There are many more Eco-Friendly products in store, just ask any of our product experts.

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