Mascara and Popcorn, known for their international short film festival, will be hosting their first Artisan Fair this Sunday at the historical Bain Mathieu.
During the event’s media conference which took place this past Tuesday, Florence T. Gauthier, the founder of Mascara & Popcorn announced that after a five year successful run for the film festival, she felt it was now time to branch into something new that appeals to a larger audience.
In the past, a craft fair was incorporated into the film festival, but as of this year the only focus, will be on the artisans and their craft.
“The difference between us and other artisan fairs in Montreal is that we encourage creators from all over Quebec, not just here in the city. It is important for artisans from across the province to have access to the Montreal market. Talent is everywhere,” said Gauthier.
Hosted by Gauthier and Annie Caron, the event will feature 50 artisans exhibiting their crafts. Products including art, décor, clothing, jewelry, accessories, cosmetics, food products and toys will be on display, as well as live performances by Ioanna Touliatou and Bayou Swing jazz band. There will also be two fashion shows.
Mascara and Popcorn’s Spring artisan Fair will take place this Sunday April 17th,from 1 p.m. to 10.p.m at Bain Mathieu, 2915, Ontario Est, Mtl, QC, H2K 1X7. Metro Frontenac.