What we want

An artistic platform accessible to all, both the public and the artists.

The Livart is a multidisciplinary center for contemporary art ; a place of exchange, meeting and creation in the Plateau-Mont-Royal. This concept is unique and unprecedented in the city. The space offers a programming of exhibition, parties, workshops and hosts craftsmen, artists and citizens to achieve and exchange around a common subject ; contemporary art.

The purpose of the Livart is to provide the general public, art enthusiasts and professionals a warm and unique exposure space. The center is open to the public and we encourage our resident artists to interact directly with visitors. We also organize monthly open house days and art openings. 

The mission of the space is to offer Montrealers an environment conducive to the emergence of new talent, the tightening of the social environment and community development. Our mandate is to promote the accessibility of contemporary visual arts to the general public, while providing artists a platform for innovation and experimentation.

ABOUT

The Livart is a multipurpose actual art center in the heart of the Plateau-Mont-Royal on St-Denis Street. Everyone is benefiting and we are open to all.

MISSION

Our mission is to promote the accessibility of contemporary visual arts to the general public , while providing artists a platform for innovation and experimentation.

OUR VENUES

Revisited by la SHED architecture, Livart is also a venue for the organization of your events : exhibition, corporate event, wedding, Christmas party, 5 to 7, etc.

CONTACT US

Never hesitate to contact us. We like to answer your questions and hear your comments. You can also come for a visit! Free entrance.

The gallery

Dynamic exhibitions

Well anchored in the artistic and cultural life of the city of Montreal, our gallery offers a contemporary exhibition space in the heart of an historic building. Our gallery of 3,200 square feet provides opportunities for artists to exhibit their works and to show their talent. This magnificent venue can also serve as a backdrop for various events, whether it is an opening or a private event.

How to participate?

There are two ways to expose the Livart ; through participation in thematic group exhibitions or by renting showrooms. Open to all, both types of exposure are presented together to provide continuous and diversified visibility to partner artists. Reflecting contemporary art, our art center wants to remain in constant motion and change along with the arts community.

Do an internship with us

The Livart is constantly looking for interns to help with the center’s management. We are highly motivated and we expect the same passion from the part of our trainees. We prioritize graduate students, but we also consider applications from students who are currently enrolled in undergraduate programs or have already graduated. Send us your resume and we will be happy to contact you.

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ART SCHOOL

Just like the rest of the center, the school is a place for sharing and transmitting knowledge .

Adult classes

Our school offers a varied program of classes for both novice and insiders of the artistic community, taught by passionate teachers. Our classes revolve mainly around visual arts.

Kids classes

Our school offers a course selection for children who wish to learn the arts and develop their creativity. We have courses of all kinds and for all ages.

Workshops

Our workshops are created in small working sessions of a few hours to a day in order to create a concrete outcome. Our multigenerational workshops also allow you to spend a good time with your children.

OUR STUDIOS

Our 12 studios offer tenants the chance to create in an inspiring place dedicated to them.

    • Inspiring, stimulating and challenging workspace
    • High Speed Internet
    • Access 24h/7
    • Interesting networking

    • Wall space to exhibit your work
    • Constant exposure to the public
    • Priority in the selection of participants for future group exhibitions

    • Preferential rate for the services
    • Support offered to apply for government grants
    • Opportunity to teach at out art school

    • Portfolio submission
    • Rent between $ 450 and $ 1,000
    • Open house days
    • Maintenance of leased premises
    • Compliance with Regulation

OUR PARTNERS

VENUE RENTALS

The halls of Livart are at your disposal to organize your events. Make it a creative experience.

THE BIG ROOM

This unusual room has a separate flamboyant entrance. It is a multifunctional space, perfect for a reception, a corporate event, a seated dinner or a conference.

THE GALLERY

This unique room, located in the heart of our gallery, breathes arts and creativity. It's triple height gives it a great amplitude and brings in lots of light. It's a perfect multifunctional space for a cocktail reception, an opening or a private event, and can be opened to the courtyard.

THE COURTYARD

This terrace is an excellent option to enjoy good weather. Its vegetation and furnishings are reminiscent of the courtyards of mansions in France. It is a multifunctional space ideal for a cocktail, a viewing or a private event. Possibility of an opening on the gallery.

THE TERRASSE

The terrace on the roof serves as an exterior exhibition space, while also offering a complete panorama of Montreal. It is an unusual space for an exhibition that offers visitors the chance to reconnect with the art and their city.

Amenities offered

Here are a few amenities offered with the rental of our rooms.

  • Kitchen for catering services (work area, cold room, oven, etc.);
  • Access to dock and hoist suppliers ;
  • Wall and ceiling lighting ;
  • Sound equipment ;
  • Event planning service ;
  • Recommendation providers of service.

  • SERVICE AND SALE OF ALCOHOL

  • The customer must apply for a liquor license with RACJ for the service or the sale of alcohol at your event. It is also possible to do business with our planning department and have that taken care of. The application must be submitted at least two weeks in advance.

  • PLANNING SERVICE

  • Our team consists of project managers with years of experience in the events field. We will be happy to contribute to the success of your event by supporting the coordination and planning (research and monitoring of suppliers, management of operations during the event, etc.).

    À la carte services.

  • RECOMMENDED SUPPLIERS

  • We will be pleased to advise you on the different suppliers depending on your type of event and your needs. We have experience in the field and a good list of contacts in the community. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have more questions. It’s also possible to make an appointment so we can take the time to establish your needs. For example : caterer, DJ , photographer, florist, valet service, etc.

In summary

GALLERY

You will be amazed by the richness of our gallery where ancestral meets contemporary. New exhibits are presented regularly so you will always have something to discover.

ART SCHOOL

The Art School of the Livart offers courses for amateurs and professionals. Our program offers courses and workshops for children and adults.

ARTISTS STUDIOS

We have twelve artists studios for anyone interested in working in a space surrounded by other inspiring artists. Send us your portfolio and do not hesitate to visit us !

OUR VENUES

Our beautiful venues are available for rent in order to host your private and corporate events. All your guests will be charmed by the unique character of the place.

OPEN TO PUBLIC

The center is open to all people interested or curious about art. Just come and have a look.

OUR EVENTS

Openings, launches, private and corporate events, at the Livart every occasion is good to celebrate !