6 min read

The Best Places to Buy Art in Montreal

Explore the top places to shop for art in Montreal, a city known for its dynamic and bustling art scene.
Jennifer Olson
· May 23, 2024
The Best Places to Buy Art in Montreal

Montreal attracts artists and creative types from all over the world, and the arts community adds a distinct and unforgettable flair to the city. It's the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind art pieces, as there are seemingly endless places to peruse and shop. Beyond galleries and street fairs, Montreal is known for its original street art which makes hunting for art even more fun and memorable.

Original artwork not only enhances the vibe of a home, it also helps to bring a room to life. Once you’ve moved in and settled, it's time to consider your decor. One of the most effective ways to infuse your new space with personality and style is by hanging art that reflects your feelings, tastes and preferences. Collecting local art doesn’t just benefit your home, it also supports economic growth and development of local arts communities.

We’ve curated a list of some of the best places to buy art in Montreal:

BBAM! Gallery

BBAM! Is a contemporary art gallery that presents a unique array of figurative, conceptual and visionary artists. The gallery delicately blends fine art and alternative culture, allowing sensibility for both punk rock and mysticism. BBAM! aims to promote marginalised artists who are committed to social change through art.

Founded in 2012 and located in the heart of Montreal's Southwest artistic district, BBAM! Gallery offers individual exhibitions as well as musical and artistic performances throughout the year. BBAM! is committed to the career development of its artists and participates in international art fairs all over the United States and Canada.

BBAM! Gallery - 808 Atwater, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H4C 2G9

Open daily from 12:30 PM6 PM

Tel: 514-952-6190

PHI Foundation

The PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art is a non-profit organisation that provides the public with engaging contemporary art experiences. Its programming is as internationally diverse as it is locally relevant, prioritising accessibility and inclusion by offering free admission. PHI seeks to challenge conventional views of contemporary art and audiences, driven by the belief that art should be accessible to everyone.

The PHI Foundation actively works towards dispelling the notion that contemporary art is exclusive, difficult to understand, and reserved for certain groups, because art resonates with universal human concerns and desires. Care is PHI’s core principle, embodying values such as generosity, empathy, empowerment, inclusion, and critical thinking. This principle is made evident in their visitor interactions, curatorial practices, and public engagement efforts. With a commitment to creative freedom and expanding access to contemporary art, PHI aims to reduce economic and spatial barriers within the art community.

PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art - 451 & 465 Saint-Jean Street Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2R5

Mon-Tue: Closed | Wed-Fri: 12 PM—7 PM | Sat-Sun: 11 AM—6 PM

Tel: 514 849-3742, Toll free: 1 888 934-2278

Plural Contemporary Art Fair

Plural is where you can find the finest contemporary Canadian art. Designed by and for galleries, the fair is a platform for diverse voices and creations from all over Canada. It enhances art market standards by selecting galleries that feature thoughtfully curated artists and artworks, and through accessible programs that tackle current issues and relevant topics in the art world.

Plural Contemporary Art Fair - 200 de la Commune St, Montreal, QC H2Y 4B2

Annual event in April

Tel. 1-514-798-5010

Arsenal Contemporary Art

Arsenal is a private art centre dedicated to supporting and promoting contemporary Canadian art. Established in Montreal in 2011 and later expanding to Toronto and New York, it showcases Canadian and international artists through curated exhibitions. Located in a renovated 19th-century shipyard in Griffintown, the 80,000 square foot space is an epic spot to hold exhibitions. Arsenal also offers a residency program for artists and encourages participating artists to present their work at its various locations.

Arsenal Contemporary Art- 2020 William St, Montreal QC, H3J 1R8

(See website for event hours)

Tel: (514) 931-9978

READ: How to Handle Artwork Safely During a Move

S16 Gallery

S16 Gallery features contemporary art in its two Montreal locations. S16 is known for highlighting international artists who are heavily influenced by street art and graffiti. Its locations on Saint-Paul Street in Old Montreal and in Westmount display cutting-edge works that defy the conventions of traditional gallery spaces. S16 shows original paintings and sculptures and also hosts monthly print launches through Station 16 Editions.

S16 Gallery - Old Port - 377 Saint-Paul St W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A7, Canada

Mon: Closed | Tue: 12 pm—5 pm | Wed to Fri:10 am—6 pm | Sat to Sun: 12 pm—5 pm

Tel: (438)-380-1150

S16 Gallery (Westmount) - 1362 Greene Ave, Mtl H3Z 2B1 Canada

Mon: Closed | Tues to Sat: 9 am - 5 pm | Sun: Closed

Tel: (514)-934-1362

Galerie d’Art Inuit Images Boréales (Boreal Images Inuit Art Gallery)

Since 2010, Boreal Images has represented nearly 200 of Inuit artists from all over Nunavut. The gallery also works with young emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers by offering guidance, support and networking. Boreal Images also represents artists from different Indigenous backgrounds such as Dene, Haida, Coast Salish, Ojibway and others.

Galerie d'Art Inuit Images Boréales - 4 St. Paul St East, Montreal QC H2Y 1G1

Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm

Tel: 514-439-1987

Les Productions Feux Sacrés (Sacred Fire Productions)

The Sacred Fire Productions’ Cultural Space is located in the heart of Montreal’s tourist and historic district, and is open to the public as a venue showcasing original Indigenous art. The Cultural Space also hosts a boutique with authentic, fair trade products.

The Cultural Space is a hub and place of reference for Indigenous artists, a way for the public to learn more about Indigenous culture, and a place of integration for Indigenous artists living in urban areas.

Sacred Fire Productions Cultural Space - 130 Saint-Pierre St. Montréal QC H2Y 2L7

Monday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm | Saturday - Sunday 11 am - 5 pm

Tel: 514-840-8815


articule is an artist-run centre that upholds inclusivity as a main value. The gallery showcases contemporary art with a focus on artistic excellence, interdisciplinarity, and social engagement. articule prioritises new artists and those who push boundaries of art through experimentation and risk-taking.

articule supports dialogue and networking among local, national, and international artists and organisations. Members experience an open structure where everyone is encouraged participation in both programming and organisational roles.

articule - 6282 St-Hubert 
Montréal, Québec H2S 2M2

Monday to Friday 12 pm - 6 pm

Tel. 514 842 9686

Daphne Art Centre

Daphne is a non-profit, Indigenous artist-run centre dedicated to meeting the needs of Indigenous artists at all career stages through exhibitions, workshops, residencies, and curatorial projects. daphne promotes a culture of peace by facilitating critical and respectful interactions with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peers and audiences.

Due to limited representation in the art world and beyond, Indigenous artists long-envisioned their own artist-run centre to meet the need for a space aligned with Indigenous values for showcasing art, discussing issues, and sharing cultures. Named after revered Anishinaabe artist Daphne Odjig, the centre provides a platform for Indigenous artists to exhibit their work and contribute to cultural conversations that are taking place all across Turtle Island.

Daphne Art - 5425 Casgrain Ave Unit #103 Montréal, QC H2T 1X6

Monday - Saturday, 12 - 5pm

Tel: +15145574274

What do our customers say?