Admire The Arts While Visiting Montreal Through Short-Term Rentals
Montreal has been described as “a living, breathing work of art”. With its huge an impressive murals (many painted during the annual summer Mural Festival), illuminated buildings, and multimedia displays. If you’re in Montreal while staying through short-term rentals, it’s a great opportunity to witness the city’s artistic contributions. The walls and buildings glow with art, especially in the Quartiers des Spectacles. The Jacques Cartier bridge shines across the St Laurent river with its 375th birthday illuminations. The Biosphere gleams in a rainbow of colours.
MUSEUMS OF ART
There are internationally renowned exhibitions at the major art museums – The Museum of Fine Arts and The Museum of Contemporary Art. There are also galleries on Sherbrooke Street, between Guy-Concordia and Peel metro stations, clustering around the Fine Arts Museum. However, there are also many newer galleries, such as Arsenal and the Montreal Art Centre in Griffintown, for the latest in contemporary art and design.
PLACE DES ARTS
Around the Old Port there are many excellent galleries to enjoy exhibitions and purchase art, especially along Rue Paul. This includes fine Inuit Art – such as The Gallerie Images Boreales and Galerie le Chariot. Larger exhbition spaces include Galerie MX, which promotes local and Canadian artists working in painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media, and Art Actuel 2-22, which brings together contemporary art, photography, and video and offers an app with augmented reality features to help plan and navigate a tour of art spaces and events.
ON THE PLATEAU
Up on the Plateau, Le Livart is an art school as well as gallery and exhibition venue, located between Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal metro stations, on Rue St Denis. With an emphasis on the challenging and innovative art, Le Livart promotes the work of new artists. Galerie 1040, Pierre-François Ouellete, and Galerie COA on St-Laurent are just some of the Plateau’s numerous smaller galleries, with many more in a cluster near Laurier metro station.
We hope this guide has been helpful. Enjoy some of the great performances that’s part of the city culture during your stay in Montreal!