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POP UP ART EXHIBITIONS SHOWCASE LOCAL ARTISTS
Over 50 artists featured across two locations
MONTREAL, QC (August 5, 2021) – YES, a charitable non-profit that provides English-language resources, tools, and strategies to improve employment and entrepreneurship opportunities across Quebec, will be hosting a series of pop-up art exhibitions and live music events in Montreal. After a difficult year where pandemic-related restrictions limited opportunities for in-person exhibits, participating local artists are excited to once again showcase their work at What The Pop!
Pop-up art exhibits will be held downtown at Centre St. Jax on Saturday, August 14th, 21st, and 28th, and live musical performances will be held at Riverside in St. Henri Saturday, September 4th.
The events were created not only to give a platform to some of the province’s leading emerging artists, but also to coach the artists so they can better make a living doing what they love. The participating artists, selected by a jury of local leaders in the arts and business community, received training in key business skills like marketing and sales prior to the events.
These events are free and open to the public (social distancing and safety protocols will be respected).
Each of the pop-up exhibitions will be unique, featuring a diverse mix of artwork and performances by leading Quebec artists. Artwork and prints will be available for sale on-site, with all proceeds going to the creators. In order to continue the opportunity to exhibit beyond the event, a virtual gallery highlighting the artists and their work will be published after the event.
For the full list of featured artists, please click here.
• Art Exhibits – Centre St. Jax – 1439 Rue St. Catherine, Montreal (QC)
o Saturday, August 14th, 12:00-5:00 pm
o Saturday, August 21st, 12:00-5:00 pm
o Saturday, August 28th, 12:00-5:00 pm
• Live Music – Riverside St. Henri – 5020 Rue St. Ambroise, Montreal (QC)
o Saturday, September 4th, 4:00-8:00 pm
For more information about YES, please visit www.yesmontreal.ca.
About YES: As a not-for-profit organization, YES enriches the community by providing English language support services to help Quebecers find employment, and start and grow businesses. We help people start successful careers – for themselves, and for our community.
For promotional photos, press inquiries and interviews, contact:
Director of Communications & Stakeholder Engagement
514-878-9788 ext. 337