The Muskoka region is a special place for many: it dazzles the senses and calls to the imaginations of visual artists and art lovers alike.
Blake and Mark Fletcher, the father-son duo that started Cloud Gallery, recognize this timeless, muse-like power. They celebrate it every day at Cloud Gallery which recently opened its second location in Downtown Bracebridge.
“When people walk through the door, we make sure they feel welcome and know we are there to make their experience special,” Blake shares.
The story of their pandemic-era success as a new venture is something of a legend now. Since opening in 2021, Cloud Gallery has become a major player in the Ontario art scene and established itself as the go-to destination for art enthusiasts across the province. The gallery has been featured in major media outlets like the Globe and Mail and Vanity Fair.
This experience led to the new, Muskoka-focused gallery. “We love that we’ll be able to offer our service to our Muskoka clients at an even closer range,” says Mark.
Cloud Gallery bolsters the physical experience with an easy-to-use website that allows clients to search by medium, colour, size, and price point.
Mark and Blake work hard to make the art selection experience as easy for the buyer as possible. “We pride ourselves on giving our clients customer service that goes beyond their expectations,” Blake says.
“Nothing offers more joy, dollar for dollar, than the perfect piece of art,” says Mark. “Clients and interior designers love how whole houses and cottages can be filled with our art at the price you might pay for one piece at another gallery.”
The flagship location in Downtown Orillia offers visitors a chance to browse over 200 paintings from 35 artists. It covers two floors of a big, beautiful heritage building with exposed brick and wooden beams.
Visitors gain exposure to artwork from some of the best Canadian landscape painters from across the province and beyond. “We’ve had the pleasure of attracting the best of the best when it comes to painters celebrating the beauty of Ontario,” says Mark.
“Our paintings evoke memories of summer camp, trips to Algonquin Park, and warm days on the dock,” says Blake. If you’re looking for a piece that captures the beautiful nature that surrounds us, look no further than Cloud Gallery.