8 cute date ideas in Montreal for art lovers

Jun 3 2016, 10:39 pm

From incredible street art to one of the best collections of professional art in the country, Montreal is an art lover’s paradise. So if you’re looking to impress a date that you know happens to love art, then you may want to consider any one of the art-themed date ideas below.

Go to Cafe Ceramic

Montreal’s Cafe Ceramic is a fun time whether your date is actually really good at art or just enjoys being creative. From pottery making to glass fusion, the cafe allows you to create unique items while sipping on an old fashioned milkshake and listening to awesome tunes.

Where: 4338 Rue Saint Denis

Try out Paint Nite

With thousands of social painting events every month at local bars around the globe, Paint Nite has now taken over Montreal! With cool venues all over the city, you won’t have to travel far to get artsy with your date. And besides, what could be more romantic than sipping wine while painting a picture? If you really want to go all in, try booking one of the “partner painting” nights where the full picture only becomes complete when two paintings are put together.

Where: Various locations

Visit the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Explore one of the finest collections of art in Canada and the largest museum in Montreal. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is a great date option, especially if you go on the last Sunday of the month when admission is free!

Where: 1380 Rue Sherbrooke O

Go for an unofficial street art tour

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Take your date on a hip urban tour of Montreal’s infamous street art. If you’re planning a date in the next couple weeks, consider going to the Mural Festival while it’s on from June 9-19.

Where: Mostly in the Plateau, click here for a full list of murals and their locations

Sign up for an art class on Montreal Groupon

Surprising your date with a fun and interesting art class is a great way to get to know one another. The discount art classes offered on Groupon offer something for ranging from photography to adult colouring. So if you’re new to the scene, Groupon might just be your answer.

Where: Various Locations

Catch an exhibition or film at the Phi Centre


The Phi Centre is a great place to take an art-lover. Located in beautiful Old Montreal, the Phi Centre hosts a variety of events including art exhibitions, documentary screenings, and film screenings of cult classics (Pretty in Pink is showing in July for its 30th anniversary!).

Where: 407 Rue Saint Pierre

See a show at the Darling Foundry

Located in a renovated foundry, the Darling Foundry is now a contemporary art centre. With everything from creative dance shows to specialized visual arts exhibits, the Darling Foundry is a great pick for anyone who’s into contemporary or modern art.

Where: 745 Rue Ottawa

Walk to the top of Mount Royal and paint the sunset

Sometimes doing something totally out of the box is what will leave a lasting impression. So go to Dollarama, grab some canvases and paint, and take your date on a romantic trip to the top of Mount Royal. Sit at the lookout and paint the beautiful skyline, we guarantee it will be one of the most memorable things you’ll ever do.

Where: Mount Royal

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