Graffiti – Montreal Quebec Street Art

I love street art finds while strolling around a city like Montreal – murals and graffiti are plentiful. My third solo trip to Montreal began with a welcome coolness in the air. August in Austin TX brings hot dry weather and the opportunity to walk around outside during the day or night and be comfortable was a welcome change.

Street art and graffiti in Montreal Quebec where the recent Under Pressure International Graffiti Convention took place in August

Montreal Street Art

I love the city of Montreal due to its vibrancy and the people and in part due to the marvelous amount of public art and street art/graffiti around the city. Someone recently told me “don’t bother with St Catherine Street in Montreal, not worth seeing” and my response was “are you crazy?! the street art is fantastic”. Besides I was staying at The Hyatt Regency on Jeanne-Mance Street and my room overlooked St Catherine Street so how could I – and why would I ignore a walkabout in the neighborhood?

Walk St Catherine Street in Montreal Quebec for amazing street art

Montreal Street Art

It turns out that Under Pressure – International Graffiti Convention took place just a week prior to my visit to Montreal. It would have been interesting to watch some of the activities. According to their website ” Under Pressure is a graffiti festival which focuses on community development, artist empowerment as well as positive youth development through ownership and responsibility of a shared space.” Sounds good to me!

Under Pressure - International Graffiti Convention takes place annually in Montreal Quebec - 1st weekend of the 1st full week in August

Montreal Street Art

Fear and Loathing in Montreal - street art near St Catherine Street in the Latin Quarter

Montreal Street Art – Fear And Loathing in Montreal – wall mural

Under Pressure annual graffiti festival takes place in August in Montreal Quebec

Montreal Street Art – Fear And Loathing in Montreal mural

Under Pressure annual graffiti festival takes place in August in Montreal Quebec Canada

Montreal Street Art – Funky Tales

Walking the city streets in Montreal enjoy the vibrant artist community and street art along the way

Montreal Street Art

Under Pressure annual graffiti festival takes place in August in Montreal Quebec Canada

Montreal Street Art

St Catherine is a vibrant busy street in Montreal Quebec - stroll from downtown to the Latin Quarter

Montreal Street Art

St Catherine Street in Montreal Quebec - graffiti, restaurants, shopping, people watching

Montreal Street Art

St Catherine Street in Montreal Quebec Canada - graffiti, restaurants, shopping, people watching

Montreal Street Art

Montreal Quebec street art scene is alive and well - visit the Under Pressure annual graffiti festival

Montreal Street Art – Pas vu pas pris (not seen not taken)

Summer strolls along St Catherine Street in Montreal Quebec Canada - graffiti, restaurants, shopping, people watching

Montreal Street Art

Under Pressure annual international graffiti festival takes place in August in Montreal Quebec Canada

Montreal Street Art

Take a stroll along St Catherine Street in Montreal Quebec - graffiti, restaurants, shopping, street musicians, people watching

Montreal Street Art

Vibrant street art and graffiti adorn buildings in Montreal Quebec

Montreal Street Art

St Catherine Street in Montreal Quebec - graffiti, restaurants, shopping, people watching

Montreal Street Art

Enjoy strolling the streets of Montreal for graffiti, restaurants, shopping, people watching, street musicians, art galleries

Montreal Street Art

All of the street art included in this post is from my walk along St Catherine Street. I ‘ll put together another post soon with the street art/graffiti that I saw in other parts of Montreal.

I hope you have enjoyed this gallery of beautiful creative art work from the open air exhibit of St Catherine Street in Montreal Quebec.

Click here for more graffiti from my travels around the globe.

Where have you enjoyed viewing street art or graffiti around the world?

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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