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Smart Design Mart - Souk @ Sat (and more)

You know its almost the holidays when the art and design markets are upon us.  This year was the third edition of the Smart Design Mart, a cornucopia of all things crafty, design-y, artsy, fashion, vintage and more! Oh and local! Above from left is the colourful creature design by Tyson Bodnarchuk.  Look closely and the letter pillows spell out his name-how subliminal! In the center we have leathery and and hairy jewelry by LaLaYeah. And if you'll look above to your right, this fine bicycle is sporting a leather wine rack by Nuevo.  Next summer that's how I'll be bringing my wine to the picnics!

So if you didn't find that perfect present for your mom, might I suggest the souk @ sat?  From the 8th-11th of December, this market is in it's eighth edition after a hiatus last year due to renovations at the sat. The souk will feature a whole slew of local designers, art and fashion-makers to tickle your fancy, so you can stuff your stocking for yourself and your loved ones.

Oh, did you want some more?

Lucky for you Montreal contains the highest concentration of artists in Canada. Then I shall mention the Holiday Puces Pop Craft & DIY Fair by the fine folks of POP Montreal, the CEASE Art Collective holds their Holiday Flea Market, and of course the granddaddy of them all the Salon des Métiers D'art, which has way more to sell than you can handle- and be sure to sample the locally produced Québec ice wines!

Did I miss any? Let me know!