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Roo Kee Roo

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Roo Kee Roo has been a partner brand at Canvas and Paddle since the beginning of Canvas and Paddle, four years ago!  The first piece of work that Canvas and Paddle asked Roo Kee Roo to create was the iconic scene from the Grand Hotel, as it watches over the Straits of Mackinac and greets every visitor that come to the island. The paddle designed prints were inspired by the uniforms that used to be worn at Fort Mackinac, back in the day! Last summer, they created the Arch Rock print, that quickly became a customer favorite!  Roo Kee Roo creates simple, yet...

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October on Mackinac

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October is flying by, with the second week of October already coming to a close. It has been a beautiful fall, with sunshine and the leaves changing. October on Mackinac Island is one of my favorite times! The island slows down and there is an air of expectation, as we know there are only a few weeks left in the season. Stores start to have their end of the year sale and we are no exception! Currently, our items are on sale from 20-30% OFF at all three of the shops: Canvas and Paddle, Little Luxuries and The Artists Market....

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A State of Copper

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At Canvas and Paddle we are proud to partner with A State of Copper, handmade originals honoring our Great State and Great Lakes. The artwork is made on heavy gauge metal and framed in barn wood frames and each one is unique! The process in which to create a piece consists of 42 steps including various natural acids being combined and a crystal clear resin application once the desired look is achieved. This halts the possibility of further oxidation and protects the artwork for life.  A State of Copper has added beautiful copper coasters to their collection. These coasters feature...

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What's New!

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There are a lot of exciting things going on at Canvas and Paddle as we jump into the 2019 season! We have unboxed a lot of new merchandise, reordered some classic favorites and dusted off the shelves in preparation!  Some new things to expect at Canvas and Paddle this season: Canvas and Paddle now carries Stormy Kromer clothing! This is a big new addition to the store and we are excited for you to stop in and see their clothing line. New this year is a custom Stormy Kromer cap that is Canvas and Paddle, Mackinac Island specific. We anticipate...

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Canvas and Paddle Instagram Takeover: Green Drinks

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Did you follow Canvas and Paddle's Instagram Takeover from Sara Wright, @greendrinks? If you missed it, head over to @canvasandpaddle on Instagram to see what’s been posted lately. Sara Wright is the face behind @greendrinks and @itswonderfulphotography. Sara lives on Mackinac Island year round working as a photographer and marketing coordinator for Grand Hotel! She also runs It's Wonderful Photography, a small wedding photography company based here on Mackinac Island and Northern Michigan. “What’s your favorite part of living on Mackinac Island?” "The best part about living on Mackinac Island, aside from the obvious beauty of being surrounded by such...

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