First-ever CMAQ Workshops!

Espace Journal de Montréal is proud to present 10 Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec (CMAQ) workshops! Here's your chance to take part in creative encounters with artisans who will share their craftsmanship, secrets, techniques, stories, even the fruits of their labour. Each one will be a place for discussion, experimentation and encounters with our artists who will demonstrate their know-how in front of an audience of both seasoned and novice fans of fine crafts. Come and discover this world from a whole new perspective.

Register via Facebook or at the show. Maximum 20 participants per workshop. Sign up now! It's free!


December 12, 13, 18 and 20 (at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm)

Le cuir sous toutes ses coutures avec le Centre des métiers du cuir de Montréal

December 12

2 pm & 7 pm

Du chaud au froid avec Les Forges de Montréal

December 13

2 pm & 7 pm

Du bois à la guitare « Rencontre avec un artisans luthier »

December 18

2 pm & 7 pm

Transformer la matière avec chef Jean-Philippe Desjardins December 20

2 pm & 7 pm

The SMAQathon…our first-ever creative lab!

As part of its ongoing examination of digital challenges in fine crafts, Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec is holding a SMAQathon at the Salon des métiers d'art on the theme "A Fab Lab on Fine Crafts and Technology Education to better leverage the digital revolution. The SMAQathon is a collaborative, brainstorming workshop that will bring together panellists from the world of culture in groups of four to six people to examine, discuss and build a model for solving the problem.


Attend the SMAQathon and vote for your favourite pitch on Wednesday, December 11, between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm.


Artisans create their own unique worlds with thousands of hidden secrets. Come and uncover some of them with our speakers, including journalist and sculptor Alain Stanké, jam maker Marcel Leboeuf and Les Forges de Montréal.

Table Arts area signed Jean-Claude Poitras

Jean-Claude Poitras, who embodies Québec’s cultural vitality and openness, will be decorating and showcasing one of the most important spaces in our homes: the kitchen! He has created an eating area composed exclusively of crafts and objects, playing with textures, colours and shapes

The Signé Métiers d’art Gourmet Experience

For the second year in a row, fine craftsmanship will go hand in hand with Quebec's fine cuisine.

Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec, in collaboration with Christian Bégin, have issued a challenge to Baptiste Peupion, Executive Chef of Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, and Jean-Philippe Desjardins, Chef at Marché Artisans, to spotlight the work of glass artist Ashley Ouimet (ASHAglass). These three musketeers and lovers of fine crafts will combine their creative forces to give shape to the 2019 Fine Crafts Gourmet Experience. Enjoy the fruits of their creation at gourmet getaway Marché Artisans from December 6 to 22. It's sure to be a can't-miss culinary adventure!

"The Emeritus" Exhibition

Presented by the Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec (CMAQ), The Emeritus exhibition pays tribute to Quebec artisans who have played a major role in the development of fine crafts in Quebec through their craftsmanship, the magnitude of their creations and through dedication to a life in fine crafts. It will feature pieces by more than 10 CMAQ emeritus artisans who have professionally been part of the landscape for over 25 years.


Much more than a fad, the Slow Movement is a true philosophy, a way of life for relearning how to slow down and put into perspective what matters us.

On a tour of the Salon, Christian Bégin or Jean-Claude Poitras will be your guides, introducing how the creations of our artisans contribute to the fight against acceleration, productivity and profit at any price. During these VIP tours, get a taste of this phenomenon, learning what distinguishes art from the work of art. Grasp the fundamental values of respect, sharing, preservation, solidarity, connection and authenticity.

Follow your Fill-up on local fine crafts guides — slowly but surely!


Check out the training courses at fine craft workshop schools, coordinated by Cégep du Vieux-Montréal's Institut des métiers d’art (IMA), including ceramics, textile construction, textile printing, woodwork, jewellery-making, guitar-making, leathercraft and glass-making. Visit Booth 568 — a projection awaits you!



Just a few steps from Place Bonaventure, discover the world of Jean-Claude Poitras at the McCord Museum, his journey, his work and his sources of inspiration through his exhibition.

Jean-Claude Poitras embodies Quebec's cultural vitality and openness to the world. In addition to decorating and showcasing the spaces of our homes, he encourages us to harness our inspiration and spice up our spaces with fine craft pieces, playing with texture, colour and shapes.

Get inspired by this renowned Quebec fashion designer. Along with his intuitive and sensitive approach to creating his collections, tapping into his emotions has brought him both success and fame.

This exhibition is a joint production of the Musée de la civilization and the McCord Museum. When you purchase any ticket to the McCord Museum, enter the magic word and get an additional entry ballot for the "Creative Destination" contest!


This year, Canadian provinces Saskatchewan and Ontario will be in the spotlight at the show. That's in addition to booths with artisans from British Columbia, Manitoba and Île-de-France.

Top up on culture at “La Fab”

Your battery’s run down? Boost it at La Fabrique culturelle’s cellphone charging station. While your phone is charging, take the time to discover local artists. Since 2014, Télé-Québec’s La Fabrique culturelle—“La Fab”—has travelled across Québec to meet creators of all disciplines. Watch videos selected especially for the Salon des métiers d’art du Québec and take a crack at solving our cultural riddles!

Art lovers, come be inspired!


Make the most of your visit to the Salon des métiers d’art!  Take a break at the Strøm Nordic Spa booth, combining a moment of relaxation with magical discoveries. Enjoy your visit!


Little miracles do not happen by themselves! The holiday season is the perfect time to make a real difference in children's lives! Get your Fine Craft Gifts wrapped by a team of volunteers from Opération Enfant Soleil to help raise funds for the development of high-quality pediatrics for every sick child in Quebec and promote Quebec crafts — a small token of your support worth all the world's art for our children here! That's not all! For only $10, you can enter the Air Canada "Dream Passport" Contest for a chance to travel wherever you want for the next three years, helping Quebec's sick children along the way. The grand prize is $60,000 in travel credits. You could also win one of 47 second prizes.

Gift-wrapping services: December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22, 2019


Share the most important thing you have: your blood! For the fourth year in a row, HémaQuébec is looking for healthy people to donate blood during their visit. This can be done inside the mobile blood collection unit. Give blood this Christmas: a feel-good gift for everyone!

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