The Avant-Garden Shop: Your Garden & Bird Store

GARDEN GATE: Episode 296 – New & Beautiful Metal Art (July 5, 2024)

New art from Asheville North Carolina just came in! These hand painted copper pieces are very unique! They’re crafted by artisans in a 5000 square foot studio that is right near the Blue Ridge Mountains. We received some that are on stakes for the garden and some pieces that hang on the wall. There are … Read more

GARDEN GATE: Episode 274 – Canadian Made Metal Art (Sept 1, 2023)

  At the Avant-Garden Shop we love supporting Canadian artists. Currently there are five different metal artists here at the shop. Some art is for hanging on the wall, some are on a base to display indoors, and some are on spikes to decorate your garden! Pieces for outdoors are powder coated so they won’t … Read more

GARDEN GATE: Episode 270 – Dog Bite Steel – Turning garbage into ART! (July 7, 2023)

  We had a lot of fun recently going to Dog Bite Steel in Uxbridge to pick out some new pieces! The shelves are now overloaded with these unique pieces made with recycled oil and propane tanks. J.P Schoss designs, cuts, and welds everything by hand and his wife Brenda paints them! Come down to … Read more

Just hangin’ outdoors…

We pride ourselves on supporting Canadian artists, including six – four from Ontario and two from B.C. – who make beautiful outdoor wall art made from high-quality metal. Some designs are intended to rust, while others are powder-coated steel so they won’t. Metallic Evolution Based out of Guelph, John and Heather have been designing and … Read more

Garden Gate: Episode 222-Time to relax

  August is the month to relax and enjoy! Come and browse the shop and see all of the beautiful things we now have in stock. Solair chairs, outdoor carpets, flags, bird houses, door mats, wall art, wind chimes and so much more.   We’re very happy to say that most of the items that … Read more

Garden Gate: Episode 221-Dog Bite Steel recycled art (July 30, 2021)

Recently we made a trip to visit artists J.P. Schoss and his wife Brenda Tucker from Dog Bite Steel in Uxbridge. It’s always a fun day! We have a nice visit, pick out new pieces for the store, fill up our truck…then go for a nice lunch in Uxbridge. It’s an all day adventure! Brenda … Read more

Garden Gate: Episode 191 -Decor for your garden (June 5th 2020)

Buy Canadian! All of the wall art that we carry is made in Canada. We have items from Ontario to British Columbia. Beautiful windswept trees, concrete sculptures and super fun and quirky handmade pieces. Some pieces are powder coated steel so need very little care, others do well with a spray of clear coat if … Read more

Garden Gate: Episode 178 – Peterborough’s “One of a kind” shop

Peterborough’s own “One of a kind show” Most of us love unique art and crafts, which is reflected by the ever-growing number of art and craft shows in Peterborough. While these shows can be fun, they’re limited in time and often involve working through large crowds in the hope of finding that certain something. Many … Read more

Garden Gate: Episode 119 – A mini “studio tour” in the shop

CHEX TV airdate: July 7, 2017 Click link to watch this episode online Often customers ask how we find some of our artists. It can be a lot of work researching online or we can happen to find them during a studio tour or while we’re on holidays. On this episode I tell you a … Read more

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