Sketches of Martello Alley - Spring (Maybe winter again???) 2020 (COVID-19) Edition Update

Happy Mother's Day!

This is “Wishing And Hoping”, a 12”x12” highly textured, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas by Yvonne Merton-Fox. This bouquet of colorful flowers is an expression of hope for the world in a time chaos. Tightly packed together, they show their magnificent power to heal and give joy.


Martello Alley remodelling

Featured in this photo: Paintings by Yvonne Merton-Fox, Woodwork by The Wood Shepherd, and a seagull by Randi Allan.

 This is just a short update to bring you up to speed on what has been going on here at Martello Alley and Martello on Brock. Normally, we would not be doing this as often, but these are unusual times, right? Plus, we wanted to let you know about some of the great contests going on. But first....

 Martello Alley Renovations

Some of you have been wondering what kind of changes are in store for Martello Alley. You may have heard that everything is being renovated. New lights are being installed and walls have been painted. Plus, the interior is undergoing a major facelift. These photos are raw— the dresser needs some work, but this should give you the idea of what I have in mind. I’m working on the concept on a tiny corner of the gallery that is not torn apart. What do you think? I call this Québec-Retro. Stay tuned for more....

What's up with this weather anyway?

 Well, that was a nice spring and summer and fall, wasn't it? Seems like we are back into winter again :(  Just kidding - although it is rather chilly and it did snow last night and this morning. What's up with that anyway?!! 

So, to cheer people up - and to get people looking forward to getting back to normal, there are some contests going on. Our friends at Downtown Kingston! are running a contest twice a week, and the prize is a $100 gift card. 

If you have made a purchase from us during the lockdown, or would like to make a purchase, you could be a lucky winner of a $100 gift card! Wouldn't that be great? 

Swag and Tag

The contest is called "Swag & Tag," and this is what they say on their post:

Every Tuesday and Friday you have a chance to win a $100 gift card to the downtown business of your choice 🛍 To enter you must take a picture of your recent purchase from a downtown retailer - Tag @downtownkingston and the business 📸 Multiple purchases + multiple posts = multiple entries. All weekly winners will be entered in our grand prize draw at the end of summer for $500.
More information is available on our website:

At Martello Alley and Martello on Brock we are also holding regular contests, with the grand prize of a metal wall art sculpture by C W Metal Design. It is worth over $400! This week's giveaway: we are looking for our biggest fan! See the post on Facebook for details. 

And don't forget - we are here to answer any questions you may have. If you are still on the lookout for a Mother’s Day gift, don't fret. You can message us in Facebook if you have any questions. We are here to help!

Remember - you can continue to support our little artist collective, as well as other locally owned businesses like ours. Here is how you can do it without spending any money at all:

Invite your friends to like us on social media
Give us shout-outs and tag us and your friends
Share our posts, and this update

And please, stay safe. Stay indoors, as much as possible. Help flatten the curve. We want to be able to see you again when all of this is done and we can get back to normal, whatever that normal may be!



David @ Martello Alley and Martello on Brock


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