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A FREE art festival is taking over The Village this month

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Tyler Jadah Jun 20, 2018 11:29 am 514

With the conclusion of Mural Fest comes the arrival of the Mtl en Arts festival which returns to The Village at the end of this month for its 19th edition.

The event targets Montrealers and tourists and, according to the website, is the largest open-air exhibition in Eastern Canada. It extends throughout a one-kilometre stretch of Montreal’s famous Ste-Catherine Street, closed off to vehicular traffic.

The festival aims to further promote and develop the concept of art in the street and in public spaces.

Visitors are given the opportunity to meet both established and new-coming artists as they create all kinds of art ranging from visual arts and crafts to performances and interactive installations.

Painters, photographers, sculptors, illustrators, ceramists, and glassmakers will be on hand for the fest.

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This year, it is taking place between June 27 and July 1, during which time the pedestrian zone of the Gay Village will become home to over 150 artists.

The festival will also include creative workshops for children, live painting demonstrations, musical performances, and the creation of a new wall mural in The Village, as voted on by Montrealers.

The festival is free to enter and is ongoing rain or shine (the festival moves to indoor warehouses along the street if it’s raining).

Mtl en Arts

When: June 27 – July 1
Time: 9 am – 8 pm
Where: 576 Rue St-Catherine Est
Price: Free to enter

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