Montreal’s cultural heart : still beating in Quartier des Spectacles!
Created in 2003, the Partenariat du Quartier des Spectacles is a non-profit organization that contributes to the promotion, development and enhancement of the Quartier des Spectacles as the cultural heart of Montreal. Supported by the City as well as by several industry leaders, the Partenariat is also responsible for the planning and organizing of events in public spaces, helping to improve the cultural offering through its own projects and by its support for other initiatives.
This campaign is a reminder that culture is still very much alive in our hearts, and that, even during these difficult times, artists are deeply committed to reaching out to their audiences. Six well-known artists from different disciplines have agreed to participate in the campaign: Adib Alkhalidey, Lydia Bouchard, Ariane Moffatt, Emmanuel Schwartz, Stéphane Tétrault and Catherine-Anne Toupin.
One of the first initiatives launched as a tribute to the performing arts and its artisans was on display last month, when Place des festivals was completely illuminated in red, following on from the Éclairons les scènes event created by the Live Event Community organization.
In addition, since November 15, a number of free experiences invite Montrealers to come downtown and safely enjoy the joys of winter. Light sculptures, cheerful decorations and cozy urban installations adorn the Quartier des spectacles and Sainte-Catherine street, reserved for pedestrians from De Bleury street all the way to Saint-Laurent boulevard.