About Us

The Gallery Gift Shop story began in 1990 with the purchase of a very old building on the main street of the charming Ottawa Valley town of Arnprior. Renovations revealed a huge bright upstairs space, calling for display of art on white walls and clever and colorful articles for sale. The combination of scones and books downstairs and art above was an enticing draw and business flourished. This was “Where Friends Meet”.

Encouraged by this and the addition of their daughter Tara as a partner, in 2002 owners Marg and Anthony Pocket built a new building beside the old, connected to bookstore and coffee shop by an open door. This beautiful Gallery Gift Shop store is now well-known for its ecclectic mix of items for sale! A yoga studio, a registered massage therapist and family counsellors were next added to the mix and in the summer time outdoor stalls sell local produce and ice cream. What started out small has grown into a multi-faceted destination pleasing to all who come this way!