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Not your typical arts and crafts shop, L’Empreinte coopérative in Old Montréal is packed to the rafters with unique handcrafted items by some of the province's most talented and passionate artists. Jewelry, tableware, toys, ornaments, stationery, fashion accessories and more adorn the shelves of this fine crafts coop-gallery-boutique at the heart of the city’s historic district.
Here, unique contemporary crafts come to life at the skilled hands of over 85 artisans, established and up-and-coming as well as those who have moved to Québec from other nations. This intergenerational mix of cultures, wisdom and savoir-faire shines through in the gallery-boutique’s extensive selection of locally made crafts. Stop by and chances are you’ll meet some of the artists themselves!
Featuring both a solid core of active member artists plus a host of guest artists, L’Empreinte coopérative offers a rich and diverse collection of high-quality objets d’art crafted from glass, wood, ceramics, textiles, paper, metal and leather. Beautifully displayed in a spacious, contemporary setting designed to highlight the pieces at hand, Québec keepsakes abound in this one-of-a-kind shop.
No time to browse the many fabulous finds at L’Empreinte coopérative in person? No problem: the coop offers an online boutique in addition to international shipping, making it even easier to share fine Québec craftsmanship and creativity with those near and far!