The Partnership’s productions
One of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership’s mandates is to animate the Quartier with cultural activities that complement other productions, with the aim of giving audiences exceptional experiences that change the way they see the city.
The Partnership also manages eight public spaces, enhancements to the overall cultural offering and the general promotion of the Quartier. Productions are grouped into five categories: participatory installations, urban design, animation, architectural video projections and exhibitions.
Learn more about the Partnership here.
A variety of art installations based on sound, light, interaction or participation, produced by the Quartier des Spectacles, animate the district.
Six public spaces and Sainte-Catherine Street host numerous events and festivals, as well as the Partnership’s own productions.
The public can choose from a number of art walks and outdoor exhibitions in the Quartier, often featuring photography.
Architectural video projections are a signature feature of the Quartier des Spectacles. Year round at nightfall, several building façades come alive with original artistic creations.
May 25, 2018
Mouvements libres is an experience that invites the public to be part of an ephemeral, experimental, collective and creative project in the form of a moving textual performance with poetic and political resonances.
August 23 to October 28, 2018
This summer, the Quartier des Spectacles is taking the pulse of Montreal’s street-art scene. Surfaces, l’expo d’art urbain, running from August 23 to October 28 on the Promenade des Artistes, presents a group of unique urban artworks – they type of art usually seen in back alleys or on the sides of buildings. The 14 pieces in Surfaces – all original creations for the exhibition – are the work of 16 Montreal-based artists and collectives who were invited to unleash their creativity for this downt
From May to October since 2015
This green, welcoming public space is ideal for small and medium-size cultural events. A charming location in the heart of downtown, it has become a favourite spot for outdoor lunches or evening cocktails. By night, a luminous ambiance unique to the Quartier des Spectacles will complement the decor.
Every winter since 2010
This event gives Montrealers an original interactive winter experience in the Quartier des Spectacles. To promote the emergence of new artistic practices, every year multidisciplinary teams are invited to imagine highly original installations and video projections.
August 30 to October 15, 2017
KM3 comprises 22 immersive, participatory or contemplative works, most of which were designed specifically for Montreal. Eighteen were created by artists from Quebec, and four by foreign artists. The works will occupy building façades, squares, parks, sidewalks and windows throughout the Quartier des Spectacles, helping people see the city in a new light – surprising, dreamlike, reinvented.
October 1st to 18, 2015
This project is the product of a creative process focusing on the human element at the heart of technology. It consists of a series of eight installations positioned throughout the Quartier des Spectacles. Visitors are invited to discover them on their own or through a guided tour. Combining the talents of 13 artists from seven countries, the project reveals the ways in which new technology affects our perception of our surroundings.
April 11 to June 1st, 2014
To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary filmmaker Norman McLaren, in the spring of 2014, a special series of architectural video projections graced eight building façades in downtown Montreal. Among them were four winners of an international call for proposals, three interactive works by Montreal artists, and excerpts from nine of the great artist’s signature works.
The artworks and installations created and produced for the Quartier des Spectacles are in demand around the world.