• Mtl en Arts

    ON JUNE 28 TO JULY 2 – This major outdoor event invites visitors to meet more than 160 artists from various disciplines through a host of activities: major outdoor expo-sale in visual arts and crafts, interactive performances and installations, live painting and activities for kids.

    The FIMA (Festival International Montréal en Arts) is the greatest open air art gallery in eastern Canada. The BoulevArt expands over a one-kilometre stretch of Montreal’s central artery, Sainte-Catherine Street, closed to the automobile traffic all summer. The FIMA offers festival goers a unique opportunity to meet artists from various backgrounds, professionals and emerging artists, and to purchase artworks directly from the artists (without going through a gallery or an agent). In 2012, close to 120 artists, exhibitors and performers will take the street during 5 days. Over 200 000 people walk on the BoulevArt.

    More than an open-air exhibition, FIMA presents a rich and diversified program: short film screenings, multimedia performances, immersive installations, live painting, craft work demonstrations and a series of multidisciplinary performances. In addition to the outdoor programming, thematic exhibitions are presented indoors each year, notably at the Écomusée du fier monde.

    More info at http://mtlenarts.com