A long-established haven for accomplished artists and up-and-coming creators, the Canal district’s reputation as the home of antique dealers and art lovers continues to grow. Whether it’s conventional, classical or mixed-race art, public and spontaneous, the sector is booming! Artists’ studios, galleries, museums and venues are welcoming an astonishing local, regional and international crowd of art lovers, curious people and visionaries.
Today, it’s a dazzling expression of inventiveness that captures the imagination of those who visit this district. During your visit, make a detour to Parc des Meubliers to discover Galerie Connexe. From May to October, this ephemeral art gallery exhibits eighteen works by ten talented artists selected by five local art galleries. The old buildings have been converted into creative spaces, housing studios and galleries dedicated to showcasing the work of both established and up-and-coming artists.
The epicentre of Arsenal art contemporain Montréal is a former 19th-century shipyard on the Lachine Canal, in the heart of Griffintown. Its exhibition rooms total 80,000 square feet. Each room hosts a number of contemporary art exhibitions every year.
1700 La Poste is a private space devoted to the visual arts and their discursive issues. Under the general and artistic direction of Isabelle de Mévius, more than twenty artists from Quebec and elsewhere have exhibited there to date. Each exhibition is accompanied by a publication from Éditions de Mévius.
Z Art Space is an exhibition space dedicated to new and innovative voices in contemporary art practice and curatorial projects. Under the patronage of Chinese-Canadian artist Zhang He, the gallery collaborates with emerging and mid-career local and international artists to promote their practices through curated solo and group exhibitions.
BBAM! is a contemporary art gallery with a unique portfolio of mid-career and emerging figurative, conceptual and visionary artists. With a fine blend of fine art and alternative culture, gallery directors Alison Rogers and Ralph Alfonso cultivate a sensibility for punk-rock and mystical movements. Their mission is to promote marginalised artists committed to the social practice of art, particularly women artists and those from the LGBTQ community.
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