MONTREAL, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - In its third year, Art Souterrain, presented by
Scotiabank in collaboration with Quebecor, will be transforming
Montreal's underground for a night of contemporary art and culture.
Art Souterrain kicks off on February 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. as
part of Nuit Blanche during the Montreal High Lights Festival. This
year Art Souterrain will bring two additional kilometers of space to
help the public discover art in Montreal's underground. The exhibit
will continue through to Sunday, March 13, 2011.
"For the third year, Art Souterrain will bring contemporary art to
Montreal for an all-night event that helps make art more accessible,"
said Diane Giard, Scotiabank Senior Vice-President, Quebec and Eastern
Ontario Region. "At Scotiabank, we are committed to supporting the
communities in which we live and work and are very proud of the
contribution that Art Souterrain is making in our community."
Recognized as 'Best Event in the City' in 2010 by Destination Downtown,
Art Souterrain is as bold as they come. The event transforms
Montreal's underground city by exhibiting 108 projects by contemporary
artists mostly from Quebec, through photos, videos, performances and
installations. This year's event takes over two underground metro
stations and 14 exhibition areas throughout six kilometers of art
stretching from Place des Arts to Complexe Les Ailes, and into this
year's new exhibition space: Complexe Desjardins, Montreal's Exchange
Tower, and Central Station.
Art Souterrain is an event that brings both artists and Montrealers
together, and showcases a growing artistic community providing both
artist and spectator with an amazing opportunity to experience art and
the city together in a different light. Throughout Nuit Blanche, 100
artists and 200 volunteers will help navigate the public. Spectators
will also be able to use the new iPhone App launched this year to help guide them through the various exhibits.
About Art Souterrain
Art Souterrain is a Non-Profit Organization whose mandate is to promote
and circulate contemporary art, and offer cultural diversity to Montreal's underground city. Ultimately, Art Souterrain wishes to integrate this environment on a
regular basis by revealing an annual schedule of exhibitions. Moreover,
the goal is to unite the entire visual arts community by identifying
and bringing together its key players around specific activities. For
more information please visit us at www.artsouterrain.com.
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live
and work, both in Canada and abroad. Recognized as a leader
internationally and among Canadian corporations for its charitable
donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on
average approximately $44 million annually to community causes around
the world over the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.
Frédéric Loury - Founder and Commissioner of Art Souterrain
Karine -Michèle Dion - Project Coordinator
Art Souterrain : info line : 514 380-5096
SOURCE Scotiabank - Sponsorships
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