DDO Holiday Market Celebrates the Return of Exceptional Fine Arts and Crafts

Wood carvings, sculptures, creative cupcakes… and more

The DDO Fine Arts and Crafts Holiday Market is finally back after a 3-year hiatus—bigger, better and more beautiful than ever in its over 30-year history. This respected, high-caliber marketplace is now all in one gorgeous, renovated building complete with crafts market, fine arts space, a renewed food and beverage experience, and a heated rooftop terrace resto/bar. Innovative and original creations can be found on Saturday, November 12 & Sunday, November 13 at the Dollard-des-Ormeaux Civic Centre. Free parking and coat check.

The DDO Fine Arts and Crafts Holiday Market will feature works from over 70 multi-generational, dedicated artists and artisans. Spread over four floors, including a unique outdoor rooftop bar at l’Étoile filante, this new location will take shoppers on a pre-holiday adventure including: the exquisite crafts market in the centre’s airy Banquet Hall; two specialized market areas on other floors—home décor, and luxury items; the long-awaited return of the Artists’ Association of Dollard’s annual exhibition; curated snacks, meals and gourmet coffee at the Craft Café; and live musical entertainment including interludes on the baby grand piano and guest performers. On offer is something for all ages, budgets and tastes, as well as a number of booths whose sales benefit various causes, including Big Brothers and Big Sisters Montreal and the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. There will also be a fun crafts and Lego table for the kids.

Patrick Charron, Dollard Centre for the Arts managing director, recognizes how difficult the pandemic has been for the arts and crafts milieu, “We have seen many professional artists forced to set aside their creative work to seek other employment,” he said. “We are delighted present patrons with an extensive selection of quality, handcrafted gifts for their holiday season while sustaining local artisans.”

Saturday, November 12 & Sunday, November 13, 2022 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

DDO Civic Centre
12001, boul. De Salaberry
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, H9B 2A7

The Dollard Centre for the Arts provides access to quality arts instruction in all major disciplines.