Winter Warm-Up Craft Show


Join your favorite local crafters and artisans for a day of shopping and handmade goodness – just in time to get you warmed up for the holiday season! Find gifts for everyone’s taste and budget or even a little something for yourself (it’s okay, you’re allowed, we won’t tell 😉 )

With a relaxed atmosphere and friendly faces, the Winter Warm-Up Craft Show is the perfect place to stop in with your friends or family!


Mother’s Day Tea Party!


You’re invited to join us for our Mother’s Day Tea Party on Saturday, May 7th at Artful Persuasion!

In addition to serving a delightful variety of tea and treats, we will be offering store-wide savings on amazing LOCAL items and drawing the winners of our Mother’s Day prizes. For every $5 spent in-store this week, you receive a chance to win!

So get that pinky finger ready and pop in to see us on Saturday, May 7th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. AST!

Spring 2016 Auction


It’s that time of year again! The Spring 2016 Auction is now LIVE on Facebook! Grab some great deals on your favorite locally handcrafted items while helping small businesses in your community to grow.

Bidding closes Sunday, May 1st @ 8pm AST.

Artful Persuasion is an artisan-run shop giving crafters the opportunity to promote their locally handmade items in our very own community. The shop is 100% volunteer-run and members pitch in on a small operating budget. Proceeds from the auction will be used to help us improve our space with electrical and minor repairs. Don’t miss out on a chance to own some wonderful products at a great price while helping our local economy to thrive!

Updating Our Website: A Work in Progress…

There are MANY new artisans joining us here at Artful Persuasion, and we still have all of your favorites available, too. We have a little bit of everything you’re looking for — and the best part is that it’s all LOCAL. Check out just a few of the fantastic items we have in store (pictured below) and make sure to check back frequently as there are some exciting specials and events in the works for the coming months.

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Tea Party and Book Signing!

We’re doing it again at Artful Persuasion! Stop in for tea and treats and make your wish list for easy holiday gift giving. We will be giving out door prizes, refreshments and gift suggestions. PLUS, from noon to 3pm, Mark Walma and Mary O’Keefe, authors of the newest Abigail Massey at McAdam Station book (Vol 4) will be signing books – a fantastic gift for those young readers on your list. All profits from the Abigail series go to the restoration of the McAdam Train Station.


** Did you know that Artful Persuasion is a craft shop run by a collective of local crafters and artisans! Everything is all local, all handmade, with the majority of items $20 and under – perfect for gift giving! **

Some of the members you can find at Artful are:
* Kinder Creations
* Echoes of Erin
* Sew Much Gifts
* The Beadnik/The Beadnik’s Metal Arts Studio
* Born Again Purses
* East Coast Candles
* Wrapture – Wire Wrapped Rings & Other Pretty Things by Lori
* Thrum Ladies
* The Taylored Soap Co.
* Voluptuous Designs
* Twisted Creations
* KVHJensen Design
* BelieverWear
* Inky Moose
* Metal Opus Jewellery
* Michelle Walker Ceramics

…in addition to over 30 other local artisans on consignment – we have you covered for holiday gift giving!!

We’re not closed!!

For whatever reason, even though we’ve attempted to correct it several times (and are still in progress on it), Google is showing us as permanently closed on their map system.

So we just wanted to make sure you knew that we’re open!

More specifically, we’re open Mon-Sat, 10am to 5pm and Sun, 12pm to 5pm.
80 York St, downtown Fredericton