The Salon des Métiers d’Art de Lorraine wrapped up on November 14th presenting nearly 40 craftsmen and authors. From November 12 to 14, the fruits of their talent delighted nearly 1,750 visitors to the Laurent G. Belley Cultural Center.
Diane D. Lavallée, city councillor responsible for arts and culture, underlined how much this event, so appreciated by the people of the region, generated the enthusiasm of the participants: “Despite the health instructions in force, we could feel all the frenzy. which inhabited both the exhibitors and the people who came to hunt for unique finds and quality objects. To finally meet for our traditional Salon was a balm after difficult months for all. Craftsmen have done good business, while buyers have found something to indulge and spoil their loved ones, as evidenced by the broad smiles and sparkling looks. A success across the board, which already makes us look forward to next year!”
During their passage, visitors could vote for their favorite artisan. Here are the exhibitors who received the greatest number of votes:
– 1st position: André Hamel (cabinetmaker), also “Coup de cœur” in 2018;
– 2nd position: Focus Pokatus (sculptural art in felted wool);
– 3rd position: Tout Doux (merino wool blankets).
Mr. Hamel, a great favorite of visitors, will thus be entitled to a free booth for the 2022 edition of the Show. It should also be noted that the City randomly handed out 19 gift certificates valued at $ 25 to visitors, at the rate of one gift certificate per hour. The lucky ones were free to use this amount at the booth of their choice. It was a nice surprise for the recipients, who had no difficulty spending their gift.