This year, he celebrates his 40th birthday and for his new editing, it settles in the heart of the new exhibition center, the MEET of Toulouse. the Creator & Craftsmen Fair indeed comes from December 8 to 12 2021. In total, more than a hundred exhibitors will be gathered over 4,000 m². Cabinetmakers, upholsterers, sculptors, ceramists, fashion designer for adults and children will discover to visitors the main crafts of French heritage.
All the “handmade” pieces have been selected by a committee of expert craftsmen according to certain criteria: artisanal production, originality and creativity. The show is supported by the Occitanie region. And with the approach of the end of year celebrations, it wants to be a “mine of ideas to make or to have fun”, he indicates on his to place. For five days, animations and exhibitions will punctuate the event. here is the program.
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Philippe Gauberti, honorary artist 2021
This year, visitors will be able to discover the work of a guest of honor: Philippe Gauberti. This sculptor is renowned in France and internationally for its work on metal, and in particular polished stainless steel until it becomes a mirror. He will be present to showcase his exhibition “Reflect and make people think”. The latter offers the viewer the opportunity to question their ability to open up to the world, to others and to their own freedom.
A Young Creators pole
Supporting and promoting the work of the future generation is also one of the stated objectives of the salon. So a Young Creators pole is reserved for them to allow them to exhibit for the first time. 19 new talents go their entry. They are cutlers, ceramists, jewelers, sculptors or woodturners. Visitors have the opportunity to meet on site. They will even have the opportunity to choose their favorite by participating in a draw using interactive terminals in the game area. The winning artist will then exhibit for free at the next edition of the Show.
In addition, in this idea, the show also offers a exposure titled “Chromatic & textural variations around the diaphragm”. The latter meets in value the work of young artists in training to schools STUDIO M (Graphic Design and Art Preparation) and Esimode (Model makers). It thus mixes play of colors and alternation of black and white and textures.
A novelty: place Réanim’Art
This year, the Salon encountered a novelty: the Place Réanim’Art. The watchwords are as follows: “Nothing is lost, everything is transformed,” said the press release. Children’s clothing in zero-waste fabric, jewelry made from scraps of leather or recycled plastic, or lamps falling from plates of knife blades are just some of the atypical pieces and unique that visitors can discover on site. The aim is to show them that art and recycling materials are also compatible.
Free concerts and entertainment
From 7 p.m. on Friday December 10, a nocturnal is also organized. UN concert D’All’Ma Trio will punctuate the evening. This group of pop and of Soul is from Toulouse. It is composed of the singer Agathe Da Rama (semi-finalist of The Voice), guitarist Alain Guelfi and Mélissa Renard on double bass.
In addition, artistic workshops for children will also be organized. And one wellness area will offer a wide range of disciplines dedicated to well-being with free entertainment. Alternative box and theFrench Association of Combined Reflexotherapy will be on site to “offer a moment of relaxation” to visitors.
From Wednesday 8 to Sunday 12 December from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Musical nocturnal Friday December 10 until 10 p.m.
MEET, Toulouse Exhibition Center, 31480 Aussonne
Restorations and changing rooms on site
Admission: 5.50 euros and free for women on December 8
More information here