We’ve Got You Covered: Montreal’s Street Art Scene

June 8, 2017

Montrealers call Saint-Laurent Boulevard La Main for a few reasons. The boulevard divides the city in half (between East and West) and its multi-cultural history gives it a distinct flair. In recent years, La Main has emerged as a hub for street art and creative types. That passion has expanded into nearby streets and boroughs, to public spaces and community centers, and to innovative urban art galleries. Graffiti art now canvasses the entire island of Montreal. And yes, that pun was intended. Did you know that Montreal has actively promoted public art for over fifty years? Beginning in 1961, the Quebec government required public building projects to devote 1% of their budget to art initiatives. That policy has helped produce over 3,500 public works to […]