Montreal is like a little piece of Europe in North America with its cobbled streets and shop signs in French. The nostalgia for the continent fuels the arts community–and these galleries show the best of the best.
Galerie Dominique Bouffard
372 Sainte-Catherine ouest, 508, Montréal, Québec / 514.678.7054 / galeriedominiquebouffard.com
Wednesday to Friday: 11 AM - 6 PM; Saturday - Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM
The Galerie Dominique Bouffard promotes emerging and mid-career artists working mainly in the field of painting, photography and engraving. Through its dynamism and professionalism, it aims to impose and promote the work of promising artists to an audience of amateurs, specialists and collectors.
745 rue Ottawa. Montréal, QC, H3C 1R8. Montréal, Canada/ +1 514.392.1554/ fonderiedarling.org
Wednesday t Sunday 12pm to 7pm
The Darling Foundry is a contemporary art complex located in the Cité du Multimédia district of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Located in a former foundry, the complex consists of an art gallery and artists studios. Its mission is to support the creation, production, and dissemination of visual art; it seeks at once to question the role of art and artists in the heart of the city, and to promote that role.
6355, Boul. Saint-Laurent. Montréal (Québec) H2S 3C3, Canada/ +1 514.393.1999/ yveslaroche.com
From its origins in the Old Port of Montreal, to its current location at the junction of the Mile End and Little Italy, the gallery’s mission remains the same: to showcase the avant-garde in contemporary art. YL has positioned itself at the forefront of Canadian art and remains committed to promoting artists both internationally-established and emerging. Rooted in the underground worlds of tattooing, graffiti, comics, cartoons, pop art, illustration, and surrealism, the art exhibited at Yves Laroche feeds off of an eclectic blend of cultural influences. Supported by its reputation and its presence at several international art fairs, YL offers an urban gallery fundamentally connected to international contemporary
3550, Saint-Antoine Ouest. Montréal (Québec) H4C 1A9./ +1 514 989-1056/ parisianlaundry.com
Tuesday -Satrurday 12 to 5pm
Parisian Laundry is one of Canada’s leading contemporary art galleries. The gallery occupies two floors of a 15 000 square foot restored industrial building in Montréal, Québec. Parisian Laundry’s commitment to the dissemination of contemporary art practices provides visitors with a rigorous perspective within an exciting and atypical environment.
Arsenal art contemporain
2020 Rue William, Montréal, QC H3J 1R8, Canada/ 1 514-931-9978/ arsenalmontreal.com
Located in the Griffintown district of Montreal with a smaller space in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood, Arsenal is a private foundation dedicated to the support, promotion and development of contemporary art. Comprised of two joined industrial buildings, Arsenal has showcased extensive exhibitions of local and international artists such as: Anselm Kiefer, Franz West, Donald Judd, Ugo Rondinone, David Altmejd, The Gao Brothers, Zhang Huan, Nicolas Baier, Rashid Johnson, Nate Lowman, Korakrit Arunanondchai, the Still House Group, David Spriggs, Marc Séguin, Takeshi Murata, Armand Vaillancourt, Michel de Broin, Patrick Bernatchez, Patrick Coutu and Monika Grzymala.