Phone Number: 613-269-4302
Address: 110 Main Street East, Merrickville, Ontario
Description: Local business owned and operated in Merrickville.
Early in the spring of 2005, 13 Merrickville and area artists and craftpersons conceived the notion of an artists' cooperative in the village. A retail store became available, so they combined their considerable talents, good cheer, wit, joie de vivre and hard work to create The Grotto Artworks. This provided a year round venue to showcase their artwork.
In June of 2012, after sevens years at the original location on Brock St., the gallery relocated to 110 Main St. East in a circa 1860 historic stone building that is also occupied by the Baldachin Inn and restaurant.
Today the Grotto Artworks offers a wide range of local fine crafts including pewter, pottery, jewellery, wood turnings, woven silk scarves, soapstone carvings, gourds and glass. Original works of art in oil, collage, acrylics, watercolours and mixed media, along with letter press prints are also featured.