The cork tree at Des Glacis Inn

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The Workshop

Take part in The Cork Tree at Des Glacis Inn by adding your cork creations to an existing structure. You can develop new segments according to your inspiration of the moment or by sharing your memories of an enjoyable bottle of wine.

The corks and tools will be provided on-site when you register.

After a "call for corks" in the media in the spring of 2015, community members brought thousands of corks to the Auberge des Glacis to be used in an original project: creating a cork tree!

The Inn's owner, Nancy Lemieux, had been playing with the idea of a participatory piece of artwork for several years. She called on sculptor Marie-Claude Hains to help her turn this unique idea into reality!

A permanent sculpture created in harmony with nature will be erected on the Inn's grounds.

The Cork Tree was unveiled on June 21, 2015, and you are now invited to participate in the adventure by letting your imagination run free!

Constant change will make the Cork Tree project truly fascinating! Follow the participatory and community artwork's evolution by "friending" our Facebook page.


Creative Materials Provided

  • You will receive a creative toolbox when you arrive, containing corks, tools, basic instructions and other necessary parts to contribute to the sculpture.

What Should You Bring?

  • Your imagination!


  • None

The Take-homes

  • The satisfaction of having taken part in a constantly evolving piece of community artwork

Who Should Take Part?

  • Everyone!

Available Dates in 2016

  • More dates to be determined


  • Plan on spending between one and three hours, according to your inspiration.


  • Unlimited


  • $5 (before taxes) Lodging and meals not included
  • You can buy your tickets directly at the reception at the Auberge des Glacis (46, route Tortue, L'Islet)



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