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East Coast Post: Eastern Canadian Stores that Carry Acme

As summer stretches into August, we here at Acme Animal are still on vacation mode. This has us in mind of travel, which Nancy has done plenty of this summer. While she did fly out to eastern Canada, she missed a few of our Canadian stores which carry Acme Animal on the East Coast. At 9.9 million square kilometers, you have to excuse her that lapse. It is hard to hit every corner of the Great White North, but it doesn't mean you can't pick up where she left off.


Eastern Canadian Stores that Carry Acme

So where did she miss? A couple of the Atlantic provinces that are well worth a visit: we are talking New Brunswick and Newfoundland. While both of those provinces are a good size themselves, we recommend stops in Saint John, New Brunswick and King's Point, Newfoundland. They are home to a few special locations we would like to introduce to you today. So let's set our sails East and see where we are talking about with a visit to some Eastern Canadian stores that carry Acme.


New Brunswick Museum Boutique

Storefront of NBM Boutique in Brunswick Square

Saint John, New Brunswick is located on the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the Saint John River. It is Canada's oldest incorporated city, having been established by royal decree in 1785. Of course Samuel de Champlain landed here in 1604 and many indigenous people have called this beautiful and bountiful place home for thousands of years before that. With a harbour that doesn't freeze, the draw makes sense, and most of it revolves around those waters. From industry to economy, to arts and culture, everything touches on the port. The New Brunswick Museum is no different.


The New Brunswick Museum is New Brunswick's provincial museum, as well as Canada's oldest continuing museum. It features exhibits in natural and human history with the aim to reflect the cultural significance of the people and land of New Brunswick. The museum is currently in the midst of a growth phase, as it looks for a new location, with the main Exhibition Centre closed. Not everything is closed though. You can still visit the NBM Boutique at Brunswick Square in uptown Saint John.

Locally crafted and unique, intriguing and informative – items purchased from the New Brunswick Museum Boutique offer a taste of the best from the province of New Brunswick, the Maritimes and Canada.

In amongst all those wonderful items, you will find plenty of Acme Animal creations. So whether you are looking for a lighthouse pendulum clock, starling sculpture, or spike candelabra, stop in to the New Brunswick Museum Boutique at 39 King St, just steps from the St John River.


King's Point Pottery Craft & Art Gallery

King's Point Pottery Crafts & Gifts

Head a little further east to the last Canadian province to enter Confederation in 1949—Newfoundland and Labrador. At over 400,000 square kilometers, there is plenty to see in Canada's easternmost province. Located between the Atlantic Ocean and neighbouring Canadian provinces and territories, you will find history galore on its windy shores. Some of the earliest human habitation can be traced back approximately 9000 years. While the Maritime Archaic Indians and Beothuk Indians were some of the first settlers in the King's Point area, the first European settlement was established around the 1860s. And way back in 1992, Linda G Yates opened what is considered one of Newfoundland's best known arts and crafts galleries—King's Point Pottery.


King's Point Pottery is located at 27 Bayside Dr in King's Point, Newfoundland and Labrador. With a population of approximately 600 people, it might feel small, but the community has a huge heart. The award-winning gallery draws people from across the province and country with its wide variety of artists and crafts. You will find pottery, jewelry, fibre arts, glass, wood, stone, and metal arts to tempt you, including Acme Animal pieces too! In fact, they carry Acme's newest ornament, the puffin. Not surprising, as the puffin is Newfoundland and Labrador's official bird.

The Craft & Art Gallery at Kings Point Pottery has been awarded the # 1 craft shop in Atlantic Canada and the provinces top shopping destination (2013-2020). Over the past thirty years Linda Yates and her team have assembled 365 craft/artists, creating an "astonishing" shopping experience. Just 12 km off the highway (TCH).​

Make a point of stopping at King's Point Pottery to say hello to Linda and her partner David L Hayashida if you make the trip to the coast. Whether you come for the handmade crafts, or you venture out along the numerous trails in the area to take in the ocean and nearby the waterfalls, once you visit, you will be sure to come back.

 

For a full list of all the stores, museums, and art galleries that carry Acme Animal creations, visit our Where to Buy Our Work page. Please visit the location nearest you to support the arts in your community.

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