souk [souk] n. — 1826, from the Arabic suq
1. A marketplace in northern Africa or the Middle East; also: a stall in such a marketplace.
2. Informal French expression. Any noisy, disorderly place: Quel souk !
souk @ sat [sook at sat] n. — 2003, hybrid term
1. Bazaar organized in a loft-style space, where one can find a multitude of contemporary creations by Montrealers.
2. An ideal place to find original, stylish, clever gifts in a colourful atmosphere. Quel souk !
Those who hate shopping in chain stores can breath a sigh of relief, because the souk @ sat is back every year in mid-december. It’s bigger and bolder than ever, yet still faithful to its mission of showcasing Montreal’s coolest creations. Once more, the event brings together over sixty local artists under the same roof. Souk-goers will find designer clothes, chic accessories, decorative objects to die for, funky jewelry, sexy CDs, limited-edition finds, and clever toys for kids (and your inner child too). In short, souk @ sat has something for all tastes and budgets.
For four days, the entire Society for Arts and Technology – SAT will be transformed into an immense loft space inhabited by Montreal’s artists and designers. Talk about ambiance! At souk @ sat, the experience roams through the living room, into the dining room, cuts through the kids’ bedroom and the master bedroom, stops at the bar (yes, here you can have a drink while you shop!), and lingers in the walk-in closet. Whatever room they’re destined for, here one finds gift ideas that won’t accumulate dust once unwrapped—things that are useful, decorative, innovative, and exclusive! So, do yourself a favour and come have a look: admission is free and everything you’ll be seeing, smelling, touching or listening to at souk @ sat is absolutely uniqueÖ
Merry souk to one and all!
Tuesday, November 29 –
5PM to 9PM
(by invitation only // reserved for the media and VIP)
Wednesday, November 30 –
12PM to 9PM
Thursday, December 01 – 12PM to 9PM
Friday, December 2 – 12PM to 9PM
Saturday, December 3 – 12PM to 7PM
Sunday, December 4 – 12PM to 7PM
Free admission, 18 years and +
Society for arts and technology | SAT
1201 Blvd. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
(between René-Lévesque and Sainte-Catherine)
Founded in 1996, the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] is a transdisciplinary centre dedicated to research, creation, production, presentation, education and conservation in the field of digital culture.