Arts and crafts and other do-it-yourself projects are the perfect way to keep busy while being productive as we head into sweater-weather season in Montreal. The only difficulty is finding the inspiration to actually start an artistic project. This weekend, the Montreal Etsy team, in collaboration with Les Joailliers du Dimanche and EtsyCA, are hosting Etsy: Fait au Quebec and it’s the perfect way to get your creative juices flowing. And, of course, you can snag yourself some awesome locally-crafted goods while you’re at it!

Etsy: Fait au Quebec is a two-day event happening this weekend on September 26th, from 11am- 6pm, and 27th, from 11am-4pm. The event is gathering over 60 local artists to display and sell their unique crafts at Technopôle Angus’s (2600 Rue William TremblayLocoshop Angus, accessible through the entrance on rue Andre Laurendeau. There will also be entertainment and special workshops that will teach you what you need to know about the DIY aesthetic. Better yet, food and drinks will be available, provided by well-known pastry and bakery shop, Mamie Clafoutis. Admission is free, so there’s no reason to not check out this exciting affair.

The Montreal Etsy: Fait au Quebec event is one of the 7 editions happening around Quebec over the same weekend, dedicated to showcasing the art of local vendors. Other locations include Quebec City, Laval, and Gatineau. The event, now in its second year, is a community initiative created and managed by local Etsy sellers. The motivation has been to expose the public to the handmade goods and other products created by people just like themselves in their local community. It’s their hope that the initiative will expand to different cities in Quebec and continue to celebrate local creators and craftsmen.

For more information on the event or to see a list of vendors, check out Etsy Montreal’s Facebook event or website.