Unexpected Street Art in Montreal

The Fountain House A Public Installation by raumlaborberlin
The Fountain House
A Public Installation by raumlaborberlin – Yes, that’s grass growing on the outside.

As I mentioned last week, we were recently on vacation in Quebec. While we were in Montreal, we went in search of a book store for my hubby while we were waiting for the Musée des Beaux Arts to open (it opens at 11am, isn’t that weird?) So we began walking down rue Sainte-Catherine. And walking. And walking. The guide book said there was a book store chain along here somewhere. Of course, we never found it. But we did run into some street art.

rue Sainte-Catherine graffiti panel 1
rue Sainte-Catherine graffiti panel 1

First, we stumbled upon this water tower installation. It’s sponsored in part by the Goethe Institut and it had something to do with water conservation in Canada. You can read more about it on the Goethe Institut website. It’ll be up through October 26th if you happen to be near there.

Further down we began to see a bunch of graffiti on the buildings and the areas around new construction (there’s a lot of that going on.) I photoed this little stretch, but there were some larger ‘murals’ right near there around a car repair shop and just all over really. These were the easiest to snap though.

rue Sainte-Catherine graffiti panel 2
rue Sainte-Catherine graffiti panel 2
rue Sainte-Catherine graffiti panel 3
rue Sainte-Catherine graffiti panel 3
rue Sainte-Catherine graffiti panel 4
rue Sainte-Catherine graffiti panel 4