We love all things hidden and whimsical, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at this unique gem known as Martello Alley.

Tucked away in Kingston’s downtown, you’ll find this unique historic alleyway that’s truly one-of-a-kind.

This eclectic and quirky destination is a haven for artists and art enthusiasts alike.

Martello Alley is actually an open-air gallery where you can find original and printed artwork as well as a place to meet the artists and see their work in progress.

In fact, it’s the only art alley in all of Ontario.

The alley leads to a beautiful courtyard with charming artistic accents.

There is a gallery of original artwork at the end of the courtyard that still has the original limestone walls displaying the paintings of these artists.

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The artists collective behind Martello Alley says their mission is to “bring great art at a great value to residents and visitors to Kingston in a fun and friendly atmosphere.”

Not only is it an opportunity to meet local artists and get inspired yourself, but it’s also a great way to experience a different side of the vibrant city of Kingston.

Whether your bedroom walls or your Instagram feed could use a pop of colour, this is where you want to go for memorable photo ops and a special piece to take home.

The atmosphere is described as chill and relaxed, so stay as long as you’d like, especially on a warm day.

Artists are on site every day all year round from 10 AM to 5 PM, including Sundays.

This spot is the definition of a hidden gem, and this sunny fall season is the perfect opportunity to check it out!

Martello Alley

Where: 203 B Wellington Street, North/East of Princess Street, Kingston