The Electric Umbrella is a unique and bold blend of varied artistic expressions.
It is a tattoo studio, music space and art gallery with a heavy focus on
creating a vibrant artistic community.
It is a tattoo studio that offers everything from the traditional sailing ships and soaring swallows, to fully personalized avante garde arm sleeves. It is also a music space dedicated to live and recorded innovation and originality. Perhaps most notably though it is an art gallery set to display owner and operator Russ Morland's work as well as outside artists creations.
Every month Russ plans to give up part of his gallery space to exibit a new artist and their works. Russ does not simply want to hang artists works on his walls for a month. He wants to create an artistic social experience. He wants to provide artists with the full glory of an opening night which celebrates their work, an all ages get-together replete with music, food and an intermingling of the the rich audiences of loyal friends, fans and art lovers Russ and each artist's creativity and dedication have come to attract.
This fresh artistic hub is located in an ideal Nanaimo neighborhood, the space a welcoming calm environment with a focus on the social. Everyone and anyone is encouraged to drop in and check out the gallery space and tattoo studio, browse portfolios or consult Russ's 8 years of experience tattooing. In fact, The Electric Umbrella's 12-8 hours of operation have been tailored to suit just that, and hopefully a more leisurely, less hectic work day schedule.
The Electric Umbrella is a wildly full manifestation of an artists vision.