Avenir Design Studio Fashion Show in 40 minutes!

Come to the “Almonte Old Town Hall” for “Art in the Attic” Sale and Show with an exclusive fashion look from Avenir Design Studio and Tons of High School students work too.  Opening night at 7pm and art show throughout the weekend too.  See you soon!


Art in the Attic 25th Anniversary!


Almonte Old Town Hall

Fri 8 May 7-9 pm, Sat 9 May 10 am – 7pm, Sun 10 May 10 am – 4pm

We are so excited ! It is the silver anniversary of Art In The Attic and we are pulling out all the stops ! It starts with our grand opening on Friday 8 May at 7 pm in the Almonte Old Town Hall. In addition to the exciting works of almost two dozen local artists, we have invited Avenir Design Studio to do a fashion show, partway through the evening, on the stage and amongst the art boards – art is not just hung on walls….

There will be art in almost every media, oils, acrylic, glass, photography, textile and more. Many of your favorite artists are returning plus some “fresh” new ones. AITA has a reputation of offering wonderful and affordable art and something will surely speak to you.

For a number of years we have invited local high school artists to join us, not only to showcase and promote young talent but also give them the chance to experience a “gallery” show. This year we are very pleased to show the amazing talent of the art students from Notre Dame High School. We also invite one of the inspirational speakers we have had throughout the year to display their work at AITA and so we are thrilled to have our special guest artist, Barbara Carroll, with her renowned textile art. Throughout the weekend, live music will be provided by local musicians of the musical group Shipman’s Mills – talent abounds in this area !

The Almonte and Area Artists’ Association has long been an integral part of the community. In celebration of this, we have collectively created a 26 foot streetscape of the main street of Almonte as it would have been in 25 years ago. For the past few week, the local shopkeepers in downtown Almonte have also allowed us to display works in their storefront windows. When you come to Art In The Attic you will receive a package with a map and discount coupons and cards from participating stores. Start at the art show, stroll down the Riverwalk and then walk along Mill St and enjoy the unique offering of the downtown merchants and imagine what it was like 25 years ago – make it a day, make it an artful experience !

And last but not least, the staff of the Humm will be doing “the Humm Selection” of their favorite pieces. We all truly appreciate the fantastic support of the arts that they provide and love to have them participate in our show.

Art in the Attic is coming!




Here it is folks – the dates for our meetings in 2015.  Mark them in your calendar now and we will post updates on speakers as we get them organised.

9 Feb – Monthly Meeting at the Library at 7:30 pm – Speaker – Diana Jackson (sculptor)

9 Mar – Monthly Meeting at the Library at 7:30 pm – Popcorn and an Art Movie

13 Apr – Monthly Meeting at the Library at 7:30 pm

11 May – Monthly Meeting at the Library at 7:30 pm

9 Jun – AGM Potluck at Millfalls Condominiums at 6 pm


21 Sep – Monthly Meeting at the Library at 7:30 pm

19 Oct – Monthly Meeting at the Library at 7:30 pm

9 Nov – Monthly Meeting at the Library at 7:30 pm

14 Dec – Christmas Potluck at Millfalls Condominiums at 6 pm


Almonte and Area Artists Association

2014  Unless otherwise stated meetings begin at 7:30 Almonte Public Library.

Meet us at the Almonte Library at 7:30 and bring a friend !!!


ART IN THE ATTIC 9,10, 11 May (Mothers’ Day weekend)

The Art In the Attic Show and Sale (AITA) will be returning for its 24th annual appearance !  The dates this year are 9,10, 11 May (Mothers’ Day weekend) at the Almonte Old Town Hall. 

As usual, the inspiring works of over twenty artists from the Almonte and Area Artist Association (4A), our special guest artist Dale Dunning, as well as guest student artists from Almonte District High School, will be showcased including a special display with the theme “Celebrating Mothers”.  

Once again, at the Grand Opening on Friday evening 9 May, the Humm will judge their distinguished “Humm Selection” amongst the artwork.  But what is different this year is that the 4A will be partnering with the businesses in downtown Almonte. They will help to promote both the art show and the local merchants. Artwork from 4A members will be displayed in the store fronts of downtown shops starting the second week in April, and in return, visitors to AITA will receive a gift package containing Mothers Day Weekend coupons/promotions by participating stores. Avenir Design Studio will even be putting on a fashion show at AITA on Sat 10 May at 4 pm to showcase their wonderful women’s fashion wear.  The objective is to “Make It a Day” by starting at Art In The Attic and then following a suggested route downtown to enjoy the wonderful heritage and stores and restaurants for the rest of the day in beautiful downtown Almonte.  4A was looking for a more interactive arrangement with local businesses rather than just asking for sponsorship money and are hoping that this will be a win-win partnership for everyone – visitors, artists and local merchants.

Apr-14   guest speaker   Dale Dunning   http://daledunning.net/

May-12  guest speaker   Crystal Beshara – tour glass blowing studio/demo

Jun-09   guest speaker      Norren Young at our  potluck supper

Shawn De Salvo Tonight!!!

Hey guys,  Shawn De Salvo tonight at the meeting,

visit http://www.desa.smugmug.com


Call to Artists

Next meeting – Nov 11th – ALL WELCOME!!!

puppy art pix for Almonte club

Creating and having fun!!!

If you like to paint or make things the Almonte And Area Artists would love to meet you!!!

We have venues to showcase your artwork and have fun!!  

The Almonte club meets every

2nd MONDAY of the month at 7:30pm.Next meeting Nov 11th

Come out to the Almonte Library say hello…while spending a relaxed evening with refreshments



Monthly Club Meetings

MEETINGS 2013-2014

Unless otherwise stated, meetings 2nd Monday Monthly at 7:30
Almonte Public Library.

 Our next meeting is Nov 11, at 7:30.

Guset Speaker TBA

All are welcome. Bring a friend!

DEC 9th – Show and Tell — Pot Luck Dinner.

MillFall, Almonte
Door opens at 6pm
Dinner at 6:30pm

Lorraine at Brushstrokes

In June – Feature Artist Vernissage

Friday June 7th 2013 – from 7:00 – 9:00 pm



“Lorraine English”


Lorraine is a very popular local artist.  She has displayed at Brush Strokes several times over the past 4 years and has been featured in the Humm.  She describes her works as a fusion of folk art and personal inspiration. The attention to detail is in her paintings is truly amazing and the results are awesome to behold.

A must see show.


Lorraine’s show runs from June 1st to July 5th. The vernissage will be held on Friday June 7th from 7 to 9 pm at Brush Strokes, 129 Bridge Carleton Place.  Come see her fantastic works during the month of June.





April 15th, Brenda Beattie

April 15th, Brenda Beattie. Artist, born in Banff Nat Park. (pen & ink, watercolors, pleinair painting in the North)


Brenda Beattie was born and raised in Banff National Park. She attended art classes at the Banff Center when she was growing up. She went on to study art at the Kootenay School of Art in Nelson BC. She got married and moved to Ft. McMurray, there she did many pen and ink sketches and watercolors of the fast growing boom town. Her paintings became part of the collections of Syncrude Canada and Redwood Ready mix under her married name of Brenda Morin.
After raising 3 children and working full time, now in Ottawa, Brenda has the time to dedicate to her art work.

Artist’s Statement

I have a compelling urge to create. Drawing and painting are the best method I have found for self expression. I like to show the viewer something he/she may not normally see. When I moved to Ottawa, I discovered the buildings of Parliament Hill. I was captivated by the beautiful architecture and sculptures on and around and inside the buildings. Having exhausted that subject for the present, I am now focusing on the beauty of nature and my reverence for Canada’s National Parks as well as other wilderness areas. Watercolours continues to challenge me and I see the improvement in my paintings the more I paint.

• 1998 – 2012 Various workshops and on going training with such artists as Morton Baslaw at the Ottawa School of Art, Margaret Roseman, Rosemary Randell, Brian Seed, Merv Richardson and Pauline Holancin
• 1980-1982 University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Principle Instructor Ilda Lubane
• 1970–1974 Kootenay School of Art , Nelson B.C.
• 1968–1970 Banff Center of the Arts, principle instructor Janet (Holly) Middleton


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