Artichoke connects customers with local original, artwork in the GTA.
By sourcing art from local artists, we are building Toronto's first online marketplace for local, original art.
Easy, Accesible and Hands-On
At Artichoke we know the idea of shopping for original art can be intimidating. We are here for you all the way from blank wall to installation. By guiding you through the whole process, (we literally hold your hand) we believe anyone can become an art collector. Think of us as your personal art curator.
Our team is made of art experts that know eveything that goes into finding the right artwork for your space, budget and personal style. We like to think of ourselves as matchmakers for your lonely walls. We are down to earth and friendly and allergic to snobby 'art speak'.
Affordable and Flexible
Most people think that owining original artwork is unaffordable and out of reach. By sourcing artwork from emerging artists in Toronto we make sure that there is something for everyone's budget. There really is no excuse for those generic prints!
A Picture Says a 1000 Words
I don't care if you live in a mansion or a basement apartment- having original art on your walls puts you in a whole new category. It shows you have taste, you are an original thinker, you have a certain level of culture and you are conscious of how you spend your money. That series of original prints you invested in speaks volumes!
Art Makes You Smarter
Studies show that being in the presence of original artwork that you find meaningful will actually boost your brain's activity up to 10%. Now you can have brains and beauty!
Art is Affordable
You heard me! One of the the biggest, false assumptions out there is that original = expensive. Original art, especially if you are buying from an emerging artist doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. In fact you can start your own art collection for under $100 bucks.
Supporting Local Artists is the New Black
Picture a world without art. It's a sad, sad place and yet artists still struggle to make a living from their awesome work partly because art lovers don't know where to find them. That's why we are here. It's time to level-up and stop buying 'art' from your local swedish meatball restaurant and start supporting local artists.
Take our Survey
Take our quick survey so we can get to know your specific needs and personal tastes.
One of our curators will hand-pick artwork that matches your criteria and send you a selection.
Choose the perfect painting and we will ship it directly to your home, ready to hang. We even offer a hanging service!
Original art will transform your space. Time to throw an art-warming party!
We are passionate about taking the intimidation and guesswork out of finding the right art for your space. We believe that everyone is an original and that your art is a reflection of that.
We are the blank wall heroes for everyone who donesn't fancy themselves an art expert. Artichoke was build to serve you- the original you! If you have a blank wall in your life (or ten) and don't know where to start. We got you.
"Artichoke was born out of the frustration of an artist (not to be underestimated).
As an artist, trying to make a living from my work, I was frustrated at how easily my work got lost on the huge online marketplaces out there. I also knew that there were many equally frustrated people out there who wanted to shop for original art and support their local art community but were also feeling overwhelmed with the large marketplaces.
I envisioned an inclusive, high-touch, friendly and non-intimidating experience, because I believe everyone should have art in their lives.
Artichoke was created as a way to connect artists and customers by providing a truly personalized platform that guides you through everything you need to know in order to find the perfect piece."
~DIliana (Founder or Artichoke)
So you moved into your new place, bought all the furniture- It's starting to feel like home! But...there is something missing! That big empty wall on top of the couch is screaming for some art. Your couch is lonely, your wall is sad and those accent pieces have nothing to accent. We know you are tempted to buy 'art' from the same place you got those kitchen towels-Don't do it! We got you!
What happens after I fill out the survey?
One of our experts will curate a selection of work that fits your criteria and will work with you to make sure you find the perfect piece for your space.
How long will it take to see my results?
Because we custom-curate based on each, unique customer your results can take about 24-48 hours.
Do you offer installation?
Yes. We have an installation service available. You can select this option on checkout.
What do you do with my email address?
We will only email you regarding your specific transaction. Unless you opt-in for our mailing list we will not add you to any lists or send you any more emails.
Do you facilitate commissions?
Yes! If you have a specific project in mind or want a truly custom piece we are happy to facilitate a commission.