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.
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?
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!
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?