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

New Hours!

It’s nearly summer… so it’s time for our summer hours. In addition to being open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, we’re now also open Sundays 12pm to 5pm. Five more hours a week of Artful Persuasion for you to enjoy!

All local, all handmade… downtown at 80 York.


Artful Persuasion Popup at the Freddy Beach Ribfest Craft Show

Are you heading out to the Freddy Beach Ribfest next weekend?  Then we’ll bring our store to you!

Come see us May 29th to 31st, Friday 2-9, Saturday 12-9, and Sunday 12-4 at the Capital Exhibition Centre.

We’ll have a selection from all of the artists in the store, as well as larger displays from Sarah (The Beadnik), Carrie (The Thrum Ladies), Allison (Born Again Purses), Brenda (Artistic Impressions), and Krista (The Taylored Soap Co).

See you there!



Great holiday gift ideas from Artful Persuasion

Still have a few folks left on your holiday shopping list? Or haven’t even started your holiday shopping? Don’t worry, you still have time – and we can hook you up!

Stop by our shop downtown on York and give the gift of locally made items, like these suggestions from some of our members.

Stacey from Voluptuous Designs suggests festive and fashionable fascinators, easy to wear by simply clipping in your hair.

Allison of Born Again Purses suggests quilts and baby quilts as a lovely holiday gift. They come in all sizes and can be either felted wool or cotton. Help keep all your loved ones snuggled for this lovely holiday season.

Carrie of Thrum Ladies suggests a hand knit sweater that will keep you warm for many years to come.

Suzanne from Chickadee Jewellery suggests giving a gift of New Brunswick with authentic Bay of Fundy sea glass jewellery.

Courtney from TigerLily Designs suggests a unique and completely one of a kind piece of fused glass.

Krista of the Tailored Soap Co suggests hand made shea butter soaps as a perfect stocking stuffer for that someone special.

Amy from Kinder Creations suggests crayon rolls! Great for all your holiday travel! These hold 12 crayons and have a snap closure.

Ange of East Coast Candles suggests soy simmering bars – perfect for making your house smell amazing this holiday season. You can use them in traditional or electric burners, and you can mix and match to create your own scent combinations.

Siobhan from Phoenix Designs suggests gifting custom greeting cards and gift tags.

Thanks for your support through all of 2014.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Artful Persuasion, and all the best to you and yours in 2015.

Hours: Mon to Sat, 10am to 5pm, Sun 12pm to 5pm. 

Christmas Eve – closing at 3pm.
Christmas Day and Boxing Day – closed.




It’s our birthday on Saturday!

OK, so maybe it’s not exactly our birthday on Saturday…  but we are celebrating two years of being open downtown on York and we’re combining it with our Grand Re-opening celebration to make a great event for you!

Stop by the store between 10am and 5pm and share in the fun! We’ll have make-and-take crafting projects, a fundraising BBQ (with the proceeds going to the SPCA), live demos (on crochet, jewelry, and photography), special deals, giveaways, and Elvis! We had you at Elvis right?

See you Saturday, at your local arts and crafts co-op Artful Persuasion, downtown at 80 York.


Get your Harvest on…

Are you in town for the amazing Harvest Jazz and Blues festival? Are you wondering what to do with your Harvest down time?

We may be a wee bit bias, but we think you should stop by our shop Artful Persuasion. It’s full of lovely, 100% locally made goodness, including the artists and crafters from The Beadnik, BelieverWear, Born Again Purses, East Coast Candles, TigerLily Designs, The Thrum Ladies, Little Miss Tutu Boutique, Nothing to Yarn About, Metal Opus, Chickadee Jewelry, Echoes of Erin, Sew Much Gifts, Mamma Mia Pet Collars, Inky Moose, McAllister Studios, Sanctuary Botanicals, Sweet N’ Sassy Minerals, Amy Laloon Pottery, Spooncycle, Mary’s Marvelous Mittens & More, and more.

Just look for the window full of music notes, downtown at 80 York Street.


And if you have even more Harvest downtime, some of our talented members checking out other great Fredericton spots.

Ange from East Coast Candles recommends the Boyce Farmers Market – Open Saturday from 6am to 1pm, downtown on George St.

Sarah from The Beadnik recommends Thinkplay/Endeavours on Queen for all the art supplies you could ever want and great educational toys.

Suzanne from Chickadee Jewelry recommends The Geek Chic Boutique on Regent for everything you need to make your inner geek happy.

Courtney from TigerLily Designs recommends having lunch at the Lighthouse on the Green.

Teri from McAllister Studios recommends Cultures Boutique on Mazucca Lane for a large selection of fair trade gifts.

Allison from Born Again Purses recommends The Clay Cafe on Queen where you can choose and paint your own pottery ceramic masterpiece.

Happy Harvest!


Great gifts for Dad, teachers, and grads…


Are you all ready for Father’s Day this weekend? Don’t worry, you still have a few days and we can help. We think your Dad deserves the gift of locally made goodness. And if you happen to find a little something for yourself in the process, we won’t judge.

New to the store this week, we have amazing works of art in metal by Glen Allen. We have a Harley Davidson logo he made in our front window right now and it’s particularly impressive. Also new to the store this week we have handmade washer toss games from Ron Gavin. They have been pressure treated, come with coloured washers and a set of rules, and are lined on the inside with carpet – cause no one likes splinters!  


One of our potters – Amy – has restocked her display with lots of nerdy goodness. So if your Dad is a Dr. Who fan – come see us because her tardis and dalek mugs are awesome.

Other great gift ideas for Dad… knitted socks, slippers made from recycled sweaters, books by local authors, CDs by local musicians, pottery, ties, art, or photography.

If you have a teacher, a grad, or even a birthday on your shopping list, we still have you covered. Locally made jewelry in a variety of styles (including wrapped sea glass pieces, rings made from spoons, sterling silver, Celtic-inspired, beaded, and more), knitted and crocheted items, up-cycled sweater bags and quilts, candles and bath and body products, pottery and fused glass, and the list goes on.


You should stop in often as we have new items arriving all the time.

And don’t forget, we’re now open Sundays.


Give your Mom the gift …

of beautiful, unique, and locally made treasures! Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday and we have everything you need to treat your mother to something special. We have beautiful jewelry from the Beadnik, Metal Opus, Echoes of Erin, Spooncycle, BelieverWear, and Chickadee Jewelry, just to name a few.


Or let your mother pamper herself with locally made skin care products and makeup from Sanctuary Botanicals and Sweet N’ Sassy Minerals.

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If your Mom is a candle lover, East Coast Candles has a great assortment of scents and styles, sure to please.


And don’t forget the card – Inky Moose has some lovely ones!



Knitted and silk scarves, recycled sweater slippers and purses, beautiful glass and pottery, books, photography, and more – we have something any mom would love.

Stop by and see us at 80 York St, Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

To all the mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Artful Persuasion.

Easter at Artful Persuasion

Need a little something cute for your Easter basket this weekend?

Come on down to the new shop at 80 York to see what we have for you! Cute bunny-themed fused glass magnets and recycled sweater ornaments, Easter onesies and chick hats for your little ones, and handmade paper cards and baskets. Just a small selection of the amazing – and all locally handmade – options we’re happy to share with all of you.

We’re closed Friday, open 10 to 5 on Saturday, and closed Sunday. We’re not officially open on Monday, but some artists may be coming in and out, so call the shop (450-0464) first before stopping in.

Happy Easter from all of us at Artful Persuasion!

Easter at Artful Persuasion