Montreal’s only Special Needs Artisan Market CREATABILITY EXPO will take place on Friday May 13th

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The Creatability Expo, Jason Goldsmith, Peter Hall School, Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog

The second edition of Montreal’s only Special Needs Artisan Market CREATABILITY EXPO will take place on Friday May 13th, 2016 from 10:00am to 9:00 pm at Peter Hall School, 840, Boul. Côte-Vertu in Ville Saint-Laurent.

The Creatability Expo is a unique event that showcases two complimentary types of vendors: creative professionals with special needs selling their handmade creations and organizations that support employment / vocational training for people with special needs.

Ellis and his dad are shown in this drawing called "all you need is love"
Ellis and his dad are shown in this drawing called “all you need is love”

The mission of Creatability is to encourage the integration of people with special needs into productive roles in our communities.

The Creatability Expo will showcase 30 vendors, (more than doubling last year’s number) including solo artist Remrov, an autistic savant who creates stunning hyper photorealistic drawings, Kirk Davidson, a young yet talented painter who has Asperger’s Syndrome, and jewelry by Kenza Kréations.

In the spirit this year’s theme ‘path to the future’,  the expo will also feature organisations that offer career training and vocational opportunities for people with exceptional needs including Light a Dream hand crafted candle and soap studio, and Gourmandise Bizontine specialized culinary and pastry workshop.

“The vision that drives this endeavor begins with the artisan market and continues long term in supporting any person with an intellectual, developmental or physical in finding and maintaining meaningful employment, be it through self-employment or working for others.” Jason Goldsmith, co-founder.

The venue is the Peter Hall School, a ten minute walk from the Côte-Vertu Metro station and easily accessible from the 121, 171, 378 & 380 Bus lines. Admission and parking are free. Snacks will be prepared by the students at Peter Hall School.

Visit the Creatability Expo at www.creatabilityexpo.com . For interviews and inquiries contact Jason Goldsmith at creatabilityexpo@gmail.com or 514-342-3331

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