For almost 2 years I have been a part of a fantastic artistic movement in the Niagara region. Specifically, in Welland.

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In that time I have met some great people.  We have taken art to a level it hadn’t been to in Welland.  A group of independent artists collectively working together and becoming a tight group of solid artists making a difference in the community.

We were recently asked if we would be interested in opening up art store to sell Black Lantern Experience artist’s art for the Christmas shopping season at a very busy mall.

Hell to the yes.

My friends and I are thrilled to invite everyone to the first (and let’s hope annual) #BLXSTORE at the Seaway Mall in Welland.

Black Friday was the Grand Opening. Was a very fun day. A lot of cool people came by, artists worked on what they do best, shoppers shopped and even the Mayor came by. Two actually.

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Robert looking cool with his beard.

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Something fishy is going on here.  Can’t quite put my finger on it.

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News outlets and other media were all over the place. Remember not to try and take a photo of this guy’s notes. You have to wait and read what he has written in the paper.

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These are a few of my things.

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Busts and buds.

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The Lee.

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James might have found a new best friend.

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Chris looking cool.

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Frank looking cool.

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Oh ya, and I said the Mayor.  We had a ribbon cutting. Was my first photobomb I think.

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Watch the video we are using to promote the store…

Once you are in the mall we are directly across from Sport Chek.

Here is where the mall is…

From Toronto
  • Take the Gardiner Expressway West towards QEW
  • The Gardiner Expressway West becomes the QEW
  • Follow the QEW and merge onto Highway 406 South via exit 49
  • Turn right at Woodlawn Road
  • Turn right at Seaway Drive to enter the mall parking lot
From St. Catharines
  • Take Highway 406 heading South
  • Turn right at Woodlawn Road
  • Turn right at Seaway Drive to enter the mall parking lot
From Niagara Falls
  • Take Lundy’s Lane/ Highway 20 heading West
  • Turn left at Merrittville Highway
  • Merrittville Highway becomes Niagara Street
  • Seaway Mall will be on your left at 800 Niagara Street
From Port Colborne
  • Take West Side Road/ Highway 58 heading North
  • Turn right at West Main Street
  • Turn left at Niagara Street
  • Seaway Mall will be on your left at 800 Niagara Street
From Dunnville
  • Take Broad Street East heading East
  • Stay straight to go onto Forks Road
  • Take the Highway 58 North ramp
  • Turn right onto West Side Road/ Highway 58
  • Turn right at West Main Street
  • Turn left at Niagara Street
  • Seaway Mall will be on your left at 800 Niagara Street
From Buffalo
  • Take the Peace Bridge across to Fort Erie
  • The Peace Bridge becomes the QEW
  • Follow the QEW and merge onto Lyons Creek Road via exit 21
  • Turn left at Montrose Road
  • Turn right at Schisler Road
  • Schisler Road becomes East Main Street
  • Turn right onto Highway 406
  • Turn left onto Woodlawn Road
  • Turn right at Seaway Drive to enter the mall parking lot

See you there!