An artistic experience on Dundas West
Elephant in the Attic is more aptly called an experience than a shop. The owners have have photography, prints, and original pieces from books, magazines, and artists for you to discover. The art is all matted in house and then sorted into themes around the shop floor.
Rather than picking a piece that you like, you are encouraged to pick out anything that speaks to you. Perhaps it makes you giggle, or maybe reminds you of someone. It could make you feel nostalgic, angry, passionate. If it touches you in some way, set it aside.
Once you have set aside a number of pieces the staff will go over them with you and find a thread of connection between the pieces. Almost like a reading of your psyche through art. Then they will work with you to arrange a collage of however many pieces you like. They may work together by colour, mood, and/or theme. Once you have found your perfect collection you can have them framed, or take them home to do your own masterpiece.
It is a way of finding art that suits you that we’ve never seen before. Truly a fun, introspective experience.
Want an additional surprise? When you walk in, there is a button by the cash register. Press it to see what happens.
Elephant in the Attic is located at 1596 Dundas St. West