Welcome to the 33rd annual Art In The Attic. Over the last three decades plus, AITA has showcased the wonderful works of local artists. Other than the first two years, the show has been held in the historic Almonte Old Town Hall. Dating back to 1885, this building is now declared a heritage site.
Walking up from the main entrance to the auditorium, let your hand trail along the smooth and worn banister that has guided generations of visitors. As you enter through the door you are struck by the soaring ceiling of hand-hewn Douglas Fir beams whose acoustics make this famous auditorium one of Canada’s best performance spaces.
The Auditorium is named after volunteer Ron Caron who lovingly restored it over many years into a state-of-the-art facility. The deep red theatre curtains, the golden wood floors, the spiral stairwell and arched windows at the back of the room all contribute to the venue which is a piece of art in itself.
Ron also designed and helped build the classic art display boards and the full overhead lighting that highlights the art exhibits to their best in a traditional setup.
In this open, airy and spacious space you can view the best works of contemporary artists in a wide variety of medium, styles and subjects. There is a wide range of price points and variety yet the quality and originality of the presented works has held fast for over three decades. It is really a “something for everyone” show.
In this warm and welcoming space, the artists cannot help but be approachable and love to engage with the public. We are looking forward to meeting you!