March is a welcomed month that brings with it a wave of springtime weather and starting on March 2, it’ll also bring a stunning art festival to Montreal.
Art Matters, North America’s largest undergraduate arts festival, is returning to various galleries throughout the city for three weeks in its 18th edition.
According to the Art Matters website, the festival works to celebrate and support the talent within Concordia’s Fine Arts Department as well as to provide emerging artists with the practical skills and tools needed to promote art.
The festival sets up galleries and venues across the city as platforms to promote artwork, as well as hosting a Speaker Series and workshops.
Ten exhibitions curated by students will be spread out among the following ten galleries throughout the city:
Art Matters is a fee-levy organization meaning that a fraction of all students’ tuition goes towards the festival, which is created by and for undergraduate Concordia students.
“Art Matters gets people together,” reads the website. “We encourage students from different artistic practices to exchange ideas. Art Matters likes new ideas. We promote diverse artistic approaches, processes, and risk-taking.”
Visit the Art Matters website for more information and specific exhibitions, locations and times. All exhibitions are free to enter.
When: March 2 to 26
Time: Varying times
Where: Various galleries throughout Montreal
Price: Free admission