Street Art: Montreal

My daughter and I were walking to a restaurant on Boulevard St. Laurent, in Montreal, when we came upon this amazing 3 sided + ceiling wall mural. The black and white artwork in these photos is very captivating. What is interesting is that the mural is painted in a private driveway/loading bay but creatively engages with the community in a way that reinforces a community’s sense of place or well-being in society.

A principle of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, “Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.” (Wikipedia)

This totally accessible street art made us stop and think about who these artists were, and what they were trying to convey to us through these images. More importantly, we engaged with Boulevard St. Laurent in a way we were not expecting.