In a city as diverse and eclectic as Montreal, creativity and artistry seem to burst at the seams. If you’re looking for a place where art finds you, then Montreal is your city.
Mural Mural on the wall, which is the fairest in Montreal?
Every year Montreal puts on its International Mural Festival, where the city invites street artists from around the world to decorate the sides of buildings with beautiful and intricately designed murals. FlightHub couldn’t believe that there was close to three million people in attendance during the 2015 festival! It’s inspiring to see how the general public has come to appreciate street art as an accessible and free medium for artists and their work. Street art is more than just graffiti, it’s a way to paint a city in the colors that reflect its best and finest features.
Much like the art on the walls, creative spaces in Montreal are endless. Just head to St. Laurent Boulevard and hop into any shop that takes your fancy. Immediately feel the eclectic style and design unique to the store. In addition, spaces like SAT (Société des Arts Technologiques) who host Souks, Bazars, Concerts and parties alike, are always full of interesting artists and creative collectives. In Montreal there’s never a dull moment within any four walls.
Museums, Museums Everywhere
There are so many museums in Montreal that it’d be impossible to talk about just one, but FlightHub has narrowed down its top three pics.
Our number one pick goes to a smaller, but equally impressive space known as the Redpath Museum, situated on the McGill campus in downtown Montreal. This particular museum made the FlightHub Review for its period feel, transporting museum goers back to the turn of the century where the marvels and mysticism of the world were magical. The University owns the museum, and a suggested donation fee makes it accessible to the general public. Let yourself be awed by the dinosaur bones, and preserved mummies!
FlightHub’s second museum pick is the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Known for its signature Heart Sculpture, created by Jim Dine, the museum boasts world renowned exhibits and is also home to a permeant collection made available throughout the year.
Last, but certainly not least, the Montreal Contemporary Art Museum. The museum was established in 1965 to house local, regional, national and international collections of contemporary artists from around the world. With an established permanent collection, the contemporary art museum is a FlightHub favorite.
Garden Magic at the Botanical Gardens
To finish off the FlightHub Review of Montreal’s diverse art scene, head over to the Botanical Gardens. Expertly manicured and renowned topiary displays make the gardens feel like you’re walking amongst giants. The exhibition is seasonal, so check local calendars for schedules and dates!
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