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Toronto Junction Business Spotlight // ARTiculations Art Supply

Kevin Yu

My parents are from Hong Kong. With very little money but many hopes and dreams, they decided to leave their home...

My parents are from Hong Kong. With very little money but many hopes and dreams, they decided to leave their home...

Dec 10 4 minutes read

Anyone who knows anything about The Junction knows that it's a unique and creative neighborhood, which makes this week's Business Spotlight a particularly exciting one.

Welcome to ARTiculations Art Supply, located on Dundas St. right in the heart of The Junction. Local artists will appreciate the varied selection of high-quality, hard-to-find, and unique art supplies to satisfy every need. Whether you're an avid artist or are just looking to dabble in a little pent-up creativity, ARTiculations Art Supply will certainly have everything you need. 

The shop is owned and operated by Heather, who recently moved to this specific location after spending a few years just a little further down on Dundas. The new space is much larger, allowing the shop to expand, not only to house more supplies, but also to bring the classroom to the main floor.

ARTiculations Art Supply hosts a variety of art classes, and bringing these classes to the main level makes the supplies more accessible to students as they create art. There are classes for both adults and children, from beginner to intermediate.

Image courtesy of ARTiculations Art Supply.

While in-person classes may have been interrupted temporarily due to the recent health crisis, they'll relaunch again in January 2022. Classes center around various niches, including watercolor, drawing, acrylic painting, printmaking, and more. Heather herself teaches outdoor painting classes for youth, while an amazing group of artist instructors teach the adult classes. Classes are available as one-night workshops or 4-week classes.

Check out their classes and workshops here.

Image courtesy of ARTiculations Art Supply.

Artists will appreciate the access to products that may be available worldwide but are harder to find in Canada in larger material stores due to having a smaller audience. At ARTiculations Art Supply, their inventory has been built by establishing a business rapport with small independent and niche brands that are centered on customer service and good quality products. And ARTiculations Art Supply seems to stand out in the marketplace because of that.

Sometimes certain types of brands require more effort to build a connection with the company, but that appeals to Heather and her team. In fact, they appreciate the need to work to build these connections with companies that care about their products.

Image courtesy of ARTiculations Art Supply.

For artists, rather than spending a small fortune on these hard-to-acquire products from across the globe, they can access them from ARTiculations at a much better price. Plus, this gives artists a chance to check out these products in person rather than online before being purchased.

Everyone who visits the shop will notice the "Make Art Everyday'' decal on their wall. It's been the shop's daily affirmation since day one when it was launched in December 2011. The team at ARTiculations seeks to inspire people to infuse creativity into their daily lives, no matter how far along the creative or artistic spectrum that may happen to be.

Image courtesy of ARTiculations Art Supply.

Making art feels good. It's good for the soul, and the ARTiculations Art Supply team aims to support people in whatever way they bring their art to life.

There you have it: another great business right in The Junction. Check out ARTiculations Art Supply's brick-and-mortar store or visit them online. 

And remember to always support the locals!

Image courtesy of ARTiculations Art Supply.

For more information, check out their website and Instagram:

Instagram: @articulations_to

Facebook: ARTiculations Art Supply

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