Fringe Arts

  • Artist Jayson Musson Speaks at POP Montreal

    On Blackness, Politics and Art

    Art Pop and Pop Montreal Symposium held a discussion and screening for New York-based artist Jayson Musson that gave audience members an in-depth look at his 14-year multimedia career.

  • Vernissage Provides a Space for Black Feminist Art

    The 12th Montreal International Black Film Festival Kicks Off With a Feminist Art Show

    Desta can’t be older than five or six-years-old. She’s sitting crossed-legged, staring intently at the globe placed in front of her. The intrigue on her face is visible.

  • POP Montreal Kicks Off 15th Edition This Week

    A Guide to the Weeklong Music Festival

    This city is buzzing in a constant cycle of predrinking, partying and passing out—almost on repeat. Maybe that’s the beauty of it. But what better way to start the first weeks of school than with a weeklong, citywide festival like POP Montreal?

  • Montreal’s Stop Motion Festival an Animated Success

    Fans, Creators and Newbies Alike Come Together for the Eighth Edition

    Animated—that’s the best way to describe Érik Goulet, the founder of Montreal’s Stop Motion Film Festival.

  • Toilet Paper Borders

    University of the Streets Café Explores Border and Immigration Issues Through Theatre

    Who and what define where people have the right to live? Can we create a world that is more accepting of people from other places who may have differently coloured skin and speak with different words?

  • Kafein Poetry Night’s Popularity Posing Some Good Problems

    75th Edition of Event Draws in Record Breaking Crowd

    At the base of the staircase to Kafein’s bar stands a small table with a donation jar, saying “feed the artists.”

  • Poems of the Week

    A Curated Selection of Verse, From Us to You

    A selection of poems from students in Montreal.


    How Social Media Breaks the Industry It Makes: a Tale From the Montreal Art Tattoo Show

    While social media has continued to make people increasingly at ease with tattoos by virtually inviting them into shops, it has also made it easier for people to steal artists’ work.

  • Forget Time, Just Dance

    An Independent Music Festival in Montreal’s Old Port

    Ribbons decorate nearly every surface; lights in hues of blue, red and green are scattered across the ground and bouncing from tree to tree. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think you were in a real forest.

  • Zooming into World Issues

    First Prize for World Press Photo Competition Focuses on Refugee Crisis, Exhibited in Montreal

    On the border of Serbia and Hungary one August night last year, a Syrian man passed a baby underneath a barbed wire fence as they journeyed to find refuge in Europe.