Literary Revelations is thrilled to invite you to Montreal, Canada, where our wonderful correspondent and writer Virginia Mateias takes you to visit two beautiful art galleries. I hope you enjoy this Sunday feature.
Let’s listen to Virginia:
If you are an art lover, like me, you’d enjoy a stroll through the art galleries of Montreal. Inside the over 225 existing galleries, painters, sculptors, and photographers sell and exhibit their original works. All styles are present: modern art, classical art, naive style, figurative and abstract.
Spending an afternoon in an art gallery means escaping everyday life in the happiest way possible. There are many art galleries in Montreal that deserve our time and interest. I stopped at two less known and I discovered true artistic gems at affordable prices.
Art Gallery Valmi
Located in the fancy Outremont neighborhood, the Valmi Gallery has been operating for 21 years. Unlike other galleries, the prices are accessible to all budgets, starting at $20 for a watercolor greeting card and going up to $15,000 for large oil paintings designed for those who appreciate the classical style.
The owner of the Valmi Gallery is Valeria Gruia. A member signatory of the prestigious Canadian Society of Watercolorists. Valeria comes from a family of artists and had her first exhibition at the age of 11. As a unique feature, the artists who exhibit here pay only 10% of their sales to the gallery, not the usual 50%.
1595 Ave Van Horne, Outremont, Quebec H2V 1L6
Art Gallery BOA
Located in Montreal’s touristic area, Boa Gallery exhibits modern art, contemporary art and pop art from around the world. Thanks to its highly varied offer, you are sure to find interesting new paintings for your home or office. The prices of the paintings range from $1,000 $ to $3,000 $.
Opened in October 2022, the gallery also rents space for events. You will also discover books in the gallery. It was here that art critic Andre Seleanu’s book “Comprendre l’art contemporain” was launched. The gallery’s director and owner is the writer Bob Ore. Passionate about art and literature, he states that one of the gallery’s goals is to promote Quebec art worldwide.
263 Rue de la Commune est, Montréal-Nord, QC, Canada, Quebec
I will close here with the promise that Literary Revelations will be back from Montreal.
Have a great week ahead.
Featured picture: Tour de l’Horloge, Vieux-Port de Montréal, Gabriela Marie Milton