Many of Montreal’s most beloved summer festivals have been moved online on virtual platforms. We have managed to celebrate our annual events differently in order to stay socially distant and safe.
Montreal is known for its festivals. This city hosts over one hundred festivals a year and summertime is when this city really comes to life. It is like the entire city is having a party and the world is invited to it! We have missed that atmosphere.
We do have some exciting news to share! Montreal’s Mural Festival, which celebrates street art, will be hosting an in-person festival in collaboration with Stella Artois. The festival is called Together Apart Street Art. It starts today, August 13 and goes on for eleven days until August 23.
The festival will include outdoor installations on St. Laurent Boulevard between Sherbrooke Street and Mount-Royal. That portion of St. Laurent Boulevard will become pedestrian only. They are calling the installation an immersive art experience. It will be made up of a series of art projects.
The festival will also include a 140 feet long Stella Artois patio that will be operated by two local bars; SuWu and Warehouse. The festival organizers promise that you can manoeuvre your way through the different art installations while maintaining your distance from other festival goers. They are describing the event as a social moment that will be facilitated in a safe and responsible way.
Montreal celebrates its street art by hosting this mural festival every year. The impressive graffiti images on the different buildings around the city are works of art to be enjoyed. Art comes in so many shapes and forms and there is beauty and a story behind all of them.
If you are looking for something to do in Montreal this August, this is something you should definitely check out. Montreal is an art lover’s paradise and there are so many gems to discover beyond the museums and art galleries. Please remember to avoid crowds, stay socially distant and wear a mask to stay safe.
We will be posting more information regarding this street art festival on Microsoft Teams where you can access your English or French online classes.