Graffiti – Montreal Quebec Street Art – Part Two

This virtual graffiti tour of Montreal street art is a follow-up to my post last week. I love walking the streets of a city and enjoy seeing the street art along the way. Montreal has an active street art community and has been host to the Under Pressure International Graffiti Convention for the past 19 years.

Women's faces in bright colors make up this street art mural on St Denis Street in Montreal Quebec Canada

Street art along St Denis Street in Montreal

St Denis Street has many restaurants, boutiques, and galleries plus it is close to Montreal Central Hostel where I have stayed several time during my visits to Montreal so I have walked along St Denis numerous times. I noticed the street art before but this time I made a point of observing and photographing it.

Walk St Denis Street in Montreal Quebec for street art murals, restaurants, shops, art galleries

Mural along St Denis Street in Montreal

Colorful faces adorn a wall along St Denis Street - Montreal Quebec graffiti

Mural along St Denis Street in Montreal

City scene street art mural in Montreal Quebec

Montreal Street Art mural near St Denis Street

Street art mural titled All the Mountains Know Me by Peru Dyer

All the Mountains Know Me by artist Peru Dyer

Mouth with smoke - street art in central Montreal Quebec

Downtown Montreal Street Art

Montreal Quebec whimsical mural along St Denis Street

Street art in Montreal Quebec

Street art mural on St Denis Street in Montreal - boutiques, restaurants, galleries

Street art mural on St Denis Street in Montreal

This last work of art created by an artist-run production company called A’Shop is a tribute to the musician known as Bad News Brown or BNB. His name was Paul Frappier – originally from Haiti and lived in Montreal from a young age. As a musician he opened for acts such as Snoop Dogg and Kanye West and his career was taking off big when he was murdered  in February 2011 at the age of 33. I am so sad for his family and friends – and the music community of Montreal.

Street art tribute to BNB by A'Shop on Clark - just north of St Catherine - Montreal Quebec

Bad News Brown tribute mural by A’Shop of Montreal

I had never heard of Bad News Brown nor heard his music until I looked up the info after seeing the mural on a walkabout in Montreal. Give a listen to this instrumental – BNB performing his tune Reign – the man played some fantastic harmonica. Yes, harmonica in R&B and rap – never would have guessed!

A'Shop tribute mural to Bad News Brown - Clark and St Catherine

Detail of tribute mural to Montreal musician Bad News Brown

You can see the tribute mural to BNB on Clark Street just north of St Catherine – to visit A’Shop’s website and see their photo of the mural and more information click here.

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About the Author

Susan Moore's first solo travel experience was traveling around SE Asia for 7 months in 1993. It was life changing and extraordinary. Currently Susan is living a nomadic life, working and roadtripping around the USA and Canada. You can reach Susan Moore at Facebook or Twitter

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