It will take place for the very first time. Organized by the Chamber of Trades and Crafts of the Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée Region (CMARO), the Fragments fair will be held in Toulouse from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November. The latter will give pride of place to the arts and crafts of Occitania. It will take place in the premises of The city, a place supported by the region which brings together 45 startups.
“Highlight their art and their creations”
With 4000 companies, the crafts in Occitania “represent exceptional know-how, strongly identifying the region”, estimates the CMAR Occitanie. But with the health crisis, these jobs “suffer the brunt of the economic difficulties, because many fairs and events have been canceled”, underlines Serge Crabié, president of CAMAR. This 1st edition of Fragments should thus make it possible to “highlight their art and their creations, and to stimulate synergies”.
The public will be able to discover through this new event the specific know-how related to working with wood, metals, glass, textiles, leather or even stone. Meetings, demonstrations, discussions and an exhibition and sale will be on the program. The objective: “to raise awareness among young people in training and people looking for work or retraining about the opportunities offered by these trades”, indicates the Chamber of Trades and Crafts.
32 Hauts-Garonnais artisans present
Luthier, glassmakers, shoemakers, sculptors or mosaicists… In all, more than 100% of artisans from all over the Region Occitanie will be present to share their passion with visitors to the show. Among them, 32 are from Haute-Garonne, a majority of which are based in Toulouse.
There will be craftsman Sébastien Berlinet in particular. The latter holds Melopee, a workshop for making guitars and Ukulele in the pink city. Adriane Blanquet will also be there. She is holding theMosaia workshop In Toulouse. Finally, Jean-Emmanuel Pialoux, established in the pink city with The Bottier Toulousain, will also be there.
From Friday 19 to Saturday 20 November: from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday November 21: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
La Cité – 55 avenue Louis Bréguet in Toulouse
Compulsory health pass
Access: by bus, Line L8 Marengo SNCF / Gonin – Bréguet stop or Line L7 Cours Dillon / Saint-orens – Tahiti stop
By RER: 3 minutes walk from the Montaudran stop
By car: take the A620 – Scientific Complex exit or the A61 – Montaudran exit