Showcasing Québecois art at the Palais des congrès de Montréal

published on November 28, 2019
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We’ve written before about the Palais des congrès de Montréal’s four-point vision to celebrate local creativity and lift the city’s convention centre into a vibrant piece of the local fabric for visitors and Montréalers alike. And this autumn, the Palais has launched its collaboration with the Cercle des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs de Québec (CAPSQ) to showcase 176 artworks by 49 Québec artists throughout the centre.

An eye-popping place to be

Within a 10-minute walk from some of the city’s most exciting cultural institutions, the rotating collection of works scheduled for show in the Palais des congrès offers attendees the chance to further explore the province’s rich artistic communities and history right on-site. With an extensive gallery space on the 5th floor, plus sculptural works throughout the Palais halls, there’s a surprise around every corner. Added to the building’s iconic exterior, a lively schedule of pop-up installations, exhibitions and film screenings in collaboration with MASSIVart (and the perfect for selfies backdrop Lipstick Forest sculptural installation by Claude Cormier on the ground floor), there’s more than ever to entertain attendees’ eyes during their stay at the Palais.

An architectural masterwork

Listed as one of the 1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die, the Palais des congrés has held a long-term focus on innovative, environmentally sustainable operation and development practices, including rooftop farming that features honey production and a vineyard. The centre has also officially joined the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and has received BOMA BESt3 and ASTM Level 1 certifications. Thanks in part to these trendsetting initiatives, this year the Palais announced record-breaking successes with nearly 1-million attendees walking through their iconic doors in the year from Spring 2018 to Spring 2019. More than ever, the Palais des congrès will elevate any event into a work of art.

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