Discover Quebec arts and crafts in the L’Islet sector
 

Discover Quebec arts and crafts in the L’Islet sector

Attractions to discover, July 29, 2019 2019-07-29
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Discover Quebec arts and crafts in the L’Islet sector
Discover Quebec arts and crafts in the L’Islet sector
Located in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli in the l’Islet sector, LE VIVOIR is an exceptional place entirely dedicated to Quebec arts and crafts. The first floor is where you’ll find various workshops with works of art on display. See beautiful examples of pottery, glasswork, sculpture, jewelry, painting, and other diverse and fascinating forms of art. The second floor is a large art gallery store stocked with one-of-a-kind pieces from a number of artists, especially artists from the village. Outside, an enchanting garden is used to host all kinds of events and impromptu artistic performances. LE VIVOIR is open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is free to visit!

See the artists at work

Would you like to witness a part of the creative process? LE VIVOIR provides visitors with this opportunity thanks to the workshops set up behind partly windowed areas. Discover the techniques and know-how that are needed for particular crafts and meet the artists. Six dexterous artists occupy the workshops on the first floor: renowned sculptor André-Médard Bourgault, a major figure in the region’s dynamic arts scene; Judith Dubord, gifted ceramist and glass-maker; Christian Michaud, a wood-carver whose works evoke depth and refinement; Véronique Palin Vernier, specializing in detailed leather art; Dominique Beaupré St-Pierre, an artist who incorporates glass into living works of art; and Chantale Bouchard, expert in the art of linocut printing and carving.

Talent as far as the eye can see at the art gallery store
Talent as far as the eye can see at the art gallery store

Talent as far as the eye can see at the art gallery store

The huge art gallery store on the second floor is the place to discover the works and handmade objects of close to a hundred Quebec artists and craftspeople. And don’t miss the exhibition that chronicles the creation of walking sticks by 70 artists – authentic pieces of art that are a reflection of their creators!

Creative events and spontaneous performances to attend

Get ready for thrilling moments that may just surprise you! LE VIVOIR includes a space for live artistic performances, both indoors and outdoors. Music, dance and singing complement the works of art and pay tribute to the various forms of craft.


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