What do Crooked Mile Brewing Company​, Pizzaria Unlimited​, and Almonte fashion boutiques have in common?

They’ll all be at the opening night of 2018’s Art in the Attic show!

Friday evening’s opening festivities kick off at 7pm with local beer and pizza samples and other treats, presented along with the fantastic art and fine craft from the Almonte Area Artists Association members.
At 7:30, we’re putting on a fashion show featuring local clothing boutiques such as Vamos Outdoors, Vintagewear, 8008 Lingerie, and The Hub Almonte (2 words, folks: Royal Wedding).
As part of this show, we are super excited to be the first to introduce you to 2 new-to-Almonte clothing designers:

Nathalie Bedard, a new Almonte resident and artist/clothing designer, who will present her colourful, water-themed designs from Being Truly U.
Judy Joannou Designs​. Judy has been designing since 1992 out of her home-based studio/ boutique in Beckwith. Judy will be giving us a taste of what she will offer in – SPOILER ALERT – her new 83 Mill Street boutique right here in Almonte, beginning May 26th!

AITA Participating In Comic Book Day In Almonte

It is the first annual Free Comic Book Day in Almonte on Sat 7 May and Art In The Attic is participating !  The event is being brought to the town by the Almonte Fair Board and Action & Video Toy Store. It starts at the Almonte Fair Grounds and runs from noon to 4 pm.  Families can go to over 16 stops in downtown Almonte to find their comics and colouring books.

At Art In The Attic, we will be a stop for free comics. We will also have comics for sale created by one of our artists, Jade Armstrong, who in her second year at Sheridan College. She will be also be doing comic art live !!!  Small character sketches OF people coming to the stop as well as some of her own comic characters…..  Jade loves making comics and is president of the Comic Making Club at the college.  She exhibits at ComicCon in Ottawa and also this year will be exhibiting at the Toronto Comic Art Festival and the Small Press Expo (North America’s Premiere independent cartooning and comic arts festival) in Maryland.

Free Comic Book Day is a fantastic event for the kids and families of our community to get excited about reading and comics and comic art !!!


AVENIR Fashion Show On Opening Night 6 May

We met with Donna Cook from AVENIR Design Studio, to do some planning for the fashion show on opening night, Friday evening 6 May.

It will be something a bit different with respect to a fashion show.  Besides the models wearing our beautiful Canadian garments, they will also be carrying small pieces of art wearing designer jewelry by Kathryn.  AND to top it all off, the models will be “Women in Almonte Business”. How empowering !   More to follow  !!!!

The First Mural Painting Session

Here it is …..the results of our first mural painting session.  Of course there were several things to accomplish before we started painting – we had to sand and prime the boards and it took us two week to get the patterns sketched on the boards.  But we are away to the races now ……could be a bit of a distance as there are five panels to paint…..