How Do I Get My Product Into The Store?
How do I get my work into the Cobblestone Gallery?
The best way to contact us and/or submit your work for consideration is via email.
No surprise visits, please!
In your email, please include:
- a little background info about you/your art,
- photos of your work and/or a link to your website
- whether or not your pieces can be found in nearby stores*
- some pricing information such as wholesale and/or retail price
or whether you‘re looking for a consignment arrangement.
* it is our policy to be a good neighbour to the stores surrounding us. This means if your work is featured in another store close by (UpTown Waterloo), we can‘t in good conscience sell it in our store too.
You can email your info and pics to firstname.lastname@example.org,
If your product seems to be a good fit for the store, we can arrange a face-to-face meeting!
Notes and tips
Fit is everything!
Although we love and appreciate many genres of art, not every product or style will be a good “fit” for the store. Despite the name, Cobblestone Gallery is a retail store, not an art gallery, and the product we have has been selected because we feel that it represents our store and because we believe that it is a product our customers will want to purchase.
A little research goes a long way!
If you‘ve never been to the store, visiting before emailing is a good way to get a feel for the type of product we sell. You can save yourself a lot of time and effort by discovering what kinds of items we do and don‘t sell.
Please also bear in mind, our store is small. If there is already an artist doing similar work, we are limited by size and customer base as to how many similar items we can carry.
Cobblestone Gallery is known for selling Canadian-made products by Canadian artists and artisans, therefore, products must be made in Canada to sell in the store and/or online. Past experience has shown us that our customers do not want Canadian-designed products produced overseas. Our customers trust that the products we sell are Canadian.
- We do, however realize that not all materials used to make a product originate in Canada, particularly semi-precious stones, metals and other raw materials. It is unrealistic to expect that the raw materials originate in Canada, we only ask that the product be designed/made in Canada.