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Nocturne Halifax - Image & Sound

Echo Location Inkwell Nocturne 2020

Nocturne will be a little different this year. Spanning October 12-17 within K'jipuktuk/Halifax and virtually everywhere, Nocturne: Art at Night is a free event that showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Halifax / Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Now in its 13th year, the festival brings art and energy to the streets.

For the past 10 years, Inkwell has been an exhibit location with a participatory component. This year with Covid-19 introduces new creative restraints. We're looking forward to presenting an audio visual display or our printmaking process. Here is our exhibit description:

Echolocation inspired printing project that will evolve daily over the five days of Nocturne. As echolocation can be defined as using sound rather than light to build an image, each day the project will be revealed online using sound only. On the last day (October 17th), the final art will be revealed and a free, limited edition print will be available at Inkwell (while quantity lasts).

Follow along daily from 10/13/20-10/17/20!

Keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks for the guide to enjoy all of the projects. If you're a collector of our letterpress keepsakes, the limited edition prints will be available on October 17th while quantity lasts.

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Father's Day Gift Guide 2020

There's still time to surprise Dad with something terrific - Father's Day is Sunday, June 21st! We have a great selection of cards for fathers on our website and we've also put together this gift guide of handmade gift ideas that they would enjoy! We have hundreds of products on our website (anything here in light blue text is a link to buy) and even more in-store! You can order anything that we feature by email or phone - details below!
Fishing Lure Mug Brennan Pottery 
Fishing Lure Mug by Canadian Brennan Pottery $48 ea
Stillwell Beer Garden Print - Emma FitzGerald 8.5 x 11 Stillwell Beer Garden Print by local Emma FitzGerald (other local scenes available) $25 (unframed)
Screenprinted Leather Wallet Screenprinted Leather Wallet by Shara Porter Designs (various designs and sizes available) $42-60
Sea Monster To Go Mug - Slightly Irregular Sea Monster Travel Mug by local Slightly Irregular (various colours available) $40 ea
Nova Scotia Map Print
16 x 20 NS Map Print by local Midnight Oil $30 (unframed)
Anchor Handkerchief
Screenprinted Handkerchief by Canadian RC Boisjoli $24 (various designs available)
Dot Mugs by Marla Benton
Dot Mug by local Marla Benton (various colours) $45 ea
King & North Chocolate Bars
Gourmet chocolate bars by local King & North Chocolate (various flavours available) $7-8
Beech Tree Print - Brainstorm
18 x 24 Screenprinted Beech Tree Print by Brainstorm (various designs available) $72 (unframed)
Laughing Pear Soap
Fundy Mist Bar Soap by local Laughing Pear Soap (various scents available) $4.75 ea
Halifax Streetcar Map Print - Inkwell Originals
11 x 14 Halifax Streetcar Map Print by local Inkwell Originals (various designs available) $42 (unframed)

This is just a taste of what we have in-store! Want to see more of a particular category or artist we feature? We offer virtual personal shopping and can send you images and info. For even more inspiration, check out our collection of cards and gifts for Dad!

Order by phone (902) 405-8309 during the hours listed here or email hello@inkwellboutique.ca

We also have a Made in Nova Scotia Father's Day Gift Box available!

Don't forget we also sell letterpress printed gift certificates and online gift cards in any denomination so Dad can treat himself!

Lastly, we offer free curbside pickup, porch drop delivery for $5 (within 15 km of the shop) or we can put together a shipping quote if you or your Dad live away from the city!

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Made in Nova Scotia Father's Day Gift Box

Made in Nova Scotia Father's Day Gift Box

Looking for a one-of-a-kind Father's Day gift? We've curated this Made in Nova Scotia Father's Day Gift Box that will treat your dad to local handmade products to make his day.

Included in the box is:

  • JAW Pottery Mug
  • Third Generation NS Preserves
  • King & North Chocolate
  • Small History Chapbook
  • Laughing Pear Soap
  • Inkwell Originals Glad Your My Dad letterpress printed card

Special price: $75 + tax (normally $90 + tax)

Ordering Instructions:
Available for free curbside pickup or porch drop delivery for $5 (within 15 km of our Halifax shop) only. Email hello@inkwellboutique.ca to place your order. Order by 12pm Friday, June 19th to ensure delivery or pickup on Saturday, June 20th. Supply is limited, and colours and flavours/scents may vary.

Looking for a different price range or interested in making your own gift box? Check out our Handmade Father's Day Gift Guide for inspiration!

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Made in NS Gift Box for Mom

Made in Nova Scotia Mother's Day Gift Box

Looking for a one-of-a-kind Mother's Day gift? We've curated this Made in Nova Scotia Mother's Day Gift Box that will treat your mom to handmade delights to make her day and surround her with love.

Included in the box is:

  • JAW Pottery Mug
  • Third Generation NS Jam
  • King & North Chocolate
  • Keephouse designed Swedish Dish Cloth
  • Hello Crow Handpainted stud earrings
  • Inkwell Originals Queen Bee letterpress printed card

Special price: $75 + tax (normally $90 + tax)

Ordering Instructions:
Available for free curbside pickup or porch drop delivery for $5 (within 15 km of our Halifax shop) only. Email hello@inkwellboutique.ca to place your order. Order by 12pm Friday, May 8th to ensure delivery or pickup on Saturday, May 9th. Supply is limited, and colours and flavours may vary.

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Free Rebuild NS Poster

Rebuild Nova Scotia Poster and Article
Paul MacKinnon, CEO of the Downtown Halifax Business Commission reading the Rebuild Nova Scotia insert.

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce has made the "Rebuild Nova Scotia" poster that appeared in the Saltwire.com flyer bundle across Nova Scotia available as PDF.

You're welcome to download and print one of your own posters to display with pride.

For those looking for a high quality, larger hand printed version, the 16x20 print is available for purchase here.

 

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Mother's Day Gift Guide 2020

There's still time to surprise Mom with something special - Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10th! We have a great selection of cards for mothers on our website and we've also put together this gift guide of delightful handmade gift ideas that they would adore! We have hundreds of products on our website and even more in-store! You can order anything that we carry by email or phone - details below!
 Azurine Earrings
Handpainted glass earrings (and necklaces) by Canadian Azurine $25-$35
 JAW Pottery
Planters and Mugs by local JAW Pottery (Available in various colours, sizes and styles) $30-65
 Enjoy the little things Embroidery by All the Little Things
Embroideries by local All the Pretty Things (Various designs and sizes) $40-80
 Anther Apiary Deodorant
Deodorants and other toiletries (lip balm, soap, bath salts) by local Anther Apiary $4-$20
Screenprinted Purses by Shara Porter
Vegan leather clutches by Shara Porter (various colours and designs) $76-98
Floral Felt Wall Hanging by The Yellow Birdhouse
Felted Flower Wall Hangings by local The Yellow Birdhouse (various designs available) $18-20
Olliver Lifestyle Vegan Soy Candle
Vegan Soy Candles by Olliver Lifestyle (various scents available) $25
Botanical Print by Briana Corr Scott
Botanical watercolour print by local Briana Corr Scott (various designs and sizes) $25-35 (unframed)
nova scotia made gourmet chocolate, king & north
Gourmet chocolate bars by local King & North Chocolate (various flavours available) $8
Keephouse Tea Towel
Screenprinted Tea Towel
by local Keephouse (various styles available) $22
Aflame Creations Enamel Necklace
Enamel Necklace by local Aflame Creations (various designs and earrings available) $28-44
Beeswax Food Wraps
Beeswax Food Wraps by local Hive to Home NS (various sizes, shapes and patterns and sets available) $2-44
Bath Salts by Fieldhouse Handmade
Bath Salts (and perfume oils and facial steams available) by local Fieldhouse Handmade $10-25

This is just a taste of what we have in-store! Want to see more of a particular category or artist we feature? We offer virtual personal shopping and can send you images and info. Order by phone (902) 405-8309 during the hours listed here or email hello@inkwellboutique.ca

Don't forget we also sell letterpress printed gift certificates and online gift cards in any denomination so Mom can treat herself!

Lastly, we offer free curbside pickup, porch drop delivery for $5 (within 15 km of the shop) or we can put together a shipping quote if you or your Mom live away from the city!

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Gift Certificate Printing Video

We recently reprinted more of our gift certificates! You can purchase one as a gift for a friend or for yourself to use in our downtown Halifax shop once things settle down.

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Sip, Shop & Save 🎁

customer appreciation day

 

You are invited to Sip, Shop & Save - this Saturday, November 23rd from 10-5!  

We are offering TAX-FREE SHOPPING in-store as our gift to you!

We'll have hot apple cider and sweets from
Taiyaki52 on hand.


BONUS! Receive a free letterpress printed ornament with purchase!*

*While quantities last.

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Nocturne Halifax - Monumental Signage ✨

Nocturne Halifax 2019

Nocturne is Saturday, October 19th!

Nocturne: Art at Night is a free event that showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Halifax / Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Now in its 12th year, the festival brings art and energy to the streets between 6pm - midnight on Saturday, October 19th.



Come crank the wheel on our antique letterpress and print your own keepsake! This year’s theme is SCAFFOLD and we’ll reveal the design that visitors will be printing closer to the day of the event. This year’s project will truly commemorate the night and all ages are welcome!



Here is our exhibit description:

Downtown Halifax is in a state of flux. Almost everywhere you turn there is scaffolding staged to help build new or improve existing structures. Halifax once had illuminated scaffold signage in its downtown core too. For one night, participants can mix the old with the new and print by hand a Nocturne sign keepsake using a century-old letterpress.

Keep your eyes peeled for the guide to plan your route. We look forward to seeing you out! Until then, check out the post that Nocturne has put together to Have the Best Nocturne Ever!

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