CANADA: Streetart Montréal – Lachine – Duff Court Legal Wall – ARTIST GALLERY

The “Lachine Graffiti Program” by the “Comité Graffiti Lachine et Ville de Montréal” has been working since 2003 to raise public awareness of urban art. It also works to create links between the community, traders, community workers and graffiti artists. Every year, the Lachine Graffiti Program organizes a weekend jam session at the Duff Court Legal Wall. It is located at the noise barrier on highway 20 along the Michel-Ménard Park in Lachine borough. Here is a collection of the great creations from the past years sorted by artists.

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CANADA: Streetart Montréal – Vieux-Rosemont – Canettes de Ruelle – Festival Gallery

The adventure of the Canettes de Ruelle began in 2017 in an alley in the Montreal neighbourhood of Rosemont where a special street artist lived a few years ago. It started with a little artistic jam with a few friends and a few beers. Since then, the event has continued to grow and mature. It is helt at an alley south of Masson Street between 6e and 9e Avenue in Rosemont-La Petite Patrie borough. Indeed, the alley in question is in the Vieux-Rosemont part of the district. More beautiful editions are going to come in the next few years! Here we have a gallery of some of the artworks sorted by artists.

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CANADA: Streetart Vancouver – Vancouver Mural Festival – Annual Artist Gallery

The Vancouver Mural Festival, or short VMF started in 2016 with demonstrating the transformative power of art in the city. Meanwhile they cover nine neighbourhoods not only every year during the event, but also have several creative and colorful side projects running. In 2020 during the Corona pandemic they started the initiative #MakeArtWhileApart and curated murals on boarded-up storefronts. In summer of the same year artists contributed on that festival edition about 60 new murals plus three weeks of live performances. Check out the huge gallery!

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CANADA: Streetart Montréal – Colourful Art Duo – JASMIN GUÉRARD ALIE & SIMON BACHAND – ART DU COMMUN

Since many years the two muralists JASMIN GUÉRARD ALIE and SIMON BACHAND are colourfully decorating the streets of Montréal. Together they form the artist duo called ART DU COMMUN and create fantastic artworks often with a special meaning to the neighbourhood and to the history of the place. In their murals the two artists combine in an interersting way history with modern art and urbanism, as well they usually involve other artists. Besides the art stuff, they are connectors and supporters of the communities, they do projects with locals and they make memorial murals to preserve the past for the future.

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CANADA: Artist Maxilie Martel – MONO SOURCIL – Lovely Monster Murals and Diverse Character Universe

The fantastic artist MAXILIE MARTEL aka MONO SOURCIL from Montreal embellishes huge walls and facades in urban areas with her colorful and comiclike murals filled with weird and funny-scary characters. She started with small stickers and initially drew mainly business people in stress mode. At some point the figures became more and more oblique, the works of art bigger and bigger. Still her trademark is the “uni-brow”, which appears continously on her artworks and also reflects the meaning of the name. Mono Sourcil means uni-brow.

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CANADA: Beaming Graffiti and glowing Cartoon Characters – Fantastic artist WÜNA

Today we introduce you to an awesome artist of the spray can. She originally comes from Toulouse in France, but is now based in Montreal, Canada, and beautifies the urban walls around the city and actually the whole country. This article is about the fantastic WÜNA, her art and her projects. In WÜNA’s works of art you can always find elements from comics, funny colorful characters. The lettering is just as intense and colorful. Cartoons and comics are important components of her art, as are the refreshing colors and energy that her works of art reflect.

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CANADA: Streetart Montréal – Laurent Gascon’s fabulous Mosaic Series – Canada’s Finest

In his art LAURENT GASCON has managed to combine the two areas of ceramics and urban art and creates urban ceramic art or street mosaics, so to speak. He did his first objects in the Dominican Republic in 2000, the first mosaic mural in Montréal was done in 2009. During the years many special artworks dedicated to famous Canadian icons from the art and culture scene like singers, actors, writers or humorists followed. Here we have gathered the 13 existing pieces of this great series in Montréal.

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CANADA: Creator, Curator and City Transformer – MU Montréal

MU’s mission is to beautify the city of Montreal by creating murals that are anchored in local communities. At the heart of its approach is the desire to see and experience art on a daily basis, to trigger a social transformation and to turn Montreal into an open-air art MUseum where art and citizens meet. Check out the article and collected artworks curated by MU.

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CANADA: Streetart Montréal – Muralfestival – Annual Artist Gallery

The Muralfestival in Montréal is the greatest urban art festival in town and provides annually brilliant creations in innercity space. Since 2012 when the first event took place for three days there are local and international artists invited to leave artful beautifications in the city scenery. Every year the area around Saint-Laurent Boulevard changes into a creative festival area.

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