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August 30, 2017 to October 15, 2017

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The Quartier des Spectacles invites you to enjoy a unique artistic and sensory experience: KM3. From August 30 to October 15, 2017, more than twenty new works will enliven the Quartier’s façades, squares, parks, sidewalks and windows, encouraging you to see the city as you’ve never seen it before – surprising, dreamlike, reinvented.

KM3 is an art walk through the Quartier des Spectacles, from its most iconic spaces to some of its least known ones. This walk features immersive, interactive, participatory and purely visual works created specifically for Montreal. The artists, both local and foreign, come from a wide range of disciplines: visual arts, sculpture, video games, interactive design, fashion, dance and architecture. They’ve dared to imagine new ways – both for you and with you – to live together in the city as “good neighbours” (the theme for 2017). KM3 offers a new perspective on the urban fabric through today’s most innovative public art.

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Around 30 Quebec artists will present a piece during KM3. The quality and originality of their artistic approach, their willingness to take risks, and their sensitivity to urban life: these are the qualities shared by every artist participating in KM3. First and foremost, the curators sought out artists from a wide variety of backgrounds, rather than restricting themselves to artists with experience in public art.

Artists participating in KM3:

Photo #1
From left to right, starting with the back: Alexandre Castonguay; Caroline Monnet; Gilles Mihalcean; Philipe Allard; Louis-Xavier Gagnon-Lebrun (ATOMIC3); Yannick Desranleau; Andréanne Abbondanza-Bergeron; Michel de Broin.

Photo #2 Top of picture, from left to right to bottom : Hubert Lafore, Milan Gervais (Human Playground); Franck Desvernes, Marianne Prairie, Sylvain Dumais François Pallaud (Ensemble); Caroline Robert et Vincent Morisset; Judith Portier, Jonathan Bélisle (Ensemble); Karin Vouillamoz (UQAM); Gina Hara, Tony Higuchi, Eileen Holowka (Les Alts); Anouk Bergeron, Stéphane Pratte (UQAM); Lynn Hughes (Les Alts), Jonathan Villeneuve; Will Robinson (Les Alts); Mouna Andraos, Melissa Mongiat (KM3 curators).

Photo #3
Form left in front to the back: Pavitra Wickramasinghe, Marie-Andrée Houde, Jean-Philippe Thibault, Jean-François Gauthier, James Paterson, Mark Latimer, Nicolas S. Roy, Robin McNicholas, Patrick Bérubé. Centre of the photo : Félix Dagenais.


The KM3 temporary public art walk is driven by the vision of curators Melissa Mongiat and Mouna Andraos of Daily tous les jours. Each in its own way, the works will seek to change the way we look at the city and experience urban space. KM3 will invite viewers to explore a unique space and encourage them to imagine the city in new ways.

Inspired by the theme of neighbours, the curators designed the elements linking the various artworks and installations, giving KM3 a warm, accessible site for everyone from art enthusiasts to families and general audiences. The walk will be an interesting experience whether visitors explore it in its entirety, from east to west through the Quartier, or encounter it piecemeal during their daily routine.


Complementing the art walk, a compelling series of festive events will energize the Quartier des Spectacles during KM3.

  • Official opening of KM3
    August 30, starting at 5 p.m.
    Place des Festivals
  • Le Banquet exquis
    August 30, starting at 5 p.m.
    Place des Festivals
  • Mouvements libres
    September 8, 7 p.m.
    Grande Bibliothèque
  • Le super méga continental
    September 15, 8 p.m.
    September 16, 4 and 8 p.m.
    September 17, 4 p.m.
    Place des Festivals
  • Humanorium – L’étrange fête foraine
    October 5 to 15, 2017
    Les Jardins Gamelin


KM3 is an initiative of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, and one of the Quebec government’s gifts to Montreal on the occasion of its 375th anniversary. The event is made possible by the financial support of, among others, the government of Quebec and the Ville de Montréal, within the framework of the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal.