The Artistorian’s Weekly Picks: August 17 to 23

NDG Arts Week and CC:MTL kick off, and other art things to see in Montreal this week

Squirt * Soiree Piscine/Pool Party at the VAV Gallery

Squirt, exhibit

Squirt * Soiree Piscine/Pool Party at the VAV Gallery

Squirt * Soiree Piscine/Pool Party at the VAV Gallery

VAV Gallery, August 16 to 19

The VAV Gallery’s Squirt, an installation and performance-based exhibit, is on this week. With performances by Burcu Emeç, Jack Dexter, Michaek Martini and Peter Shaw, the performance directed by Michael Martini is described as: “a performance installation that lets action take the plunge, and sets aside the action’s text like a towel.” On until August 19.

Les allants ailleurs, vernissage

Joseph-Richard Veilleux's Les allants ailleurs is on at Galerie Bernard until September 17

Joseph-Richard Veilleux’s Les allants ailleurs is on at Galerie Bernard until September 17

Galerie Bernard, August 17 from 5 to 8 PM

Joseph-Richard Veilleux’s Les allants ailleurs is an exhibit of works on canvas, paper and wood. Enter Veilleux’s dreamland: inspired by his dreams and contemplations, his art invites you into an ephemeral world, full of symbols and reflections on our human experience. Les allants ailleurs is on until September 17.

Collective Culture Montreal, festival

Collective Culture Montreal at Never Apart

Collective Culture Montreal at Never Apart

Never Apart, August 19 to 21

Creative Culture Montreal (CC:MTL) is a festival celebrating the voices of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in Canada. The 3-day long celebration includes performances, conversations and creativity. Check out the schedule here, and get tickets here.

NDG Arts Week, festival launch

NDG Arts Week launches on August 22

NDG Arts Week launches on August 22

Centre Culturel Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, August 22 from 4 to 8 PM

NDG Arts Week kicks off next Monday with a celebration at Benny Park. Join in on the fun: snacks and performances included. The Circus is even stopping by for a show in the park, while Dr. MaD while provide the music for the evening. Check out the week’s schedule here.

Cassandra Marsillo is the brains behind The Artistorian.

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