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A free outdoor open-air art gallery pop-up is setting up in a downtown park next week

The annual open-air gallery and art exhibition for emerging contemporary artists, Artch, will be setting up its space for visual and performance artists.

JP Karwacki
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JP Karwacki

Returning for its third edition this year, the open-air gallery project for emerging contemporary artists Artch will moving forward with setting up its space next week downtown in Dorchester Square.

Running from September 9 to 13, noon to 7pm, the public is invited to peruse the works of 19 Quebec artists and three performers under the age of 35. Everything will be on sale and artist will be on site to discuss their work with any interested parties.

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Formed on the basis of promoting the next generation of artists in Montreal, Artch is the combined effort of Art Souterrain, Jack Marketing and the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Montréal Center-Ville that started in 2018.

The full list of artists and their bios can be found on Artch's Instagram page, with interview questions on their formative experiences as artists, where they see themselves in 10 years, where they've held exhibitions, how they work with their mediums, and more.

Given the effect the pandemic's had on artistic communities both here and abroad, the time's never been better for Montrealers to get out and support the work of others in the beginning and developing stages of their careers.

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