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Attention Visual Artists

ELAN has received funding from Canada Council for a Visual Arts Market Access project to bring several gallerists from New York and Boston to Montreal from February 25-27 (the days preceding Nuit Blanche). It is impossible for the gallerists to visit every worthy artist so we are holding two public events where all interested artists can meet the visiting gallerists.

The first event is a panel discussion (6-9) on Wednesday February 25 at OBORO (4001 rue Berri, near Sherbrooke Metro). The visiting gallerists will present their own galleries and answer questions about current trends in New York and Boston, and discuss opportunities for artists from Montreal. OBORO staff will take small groups on guided tours of OBORO's gallery spaces and sound studios. This is a splendid opportunity for Montreal's visual artists to meet the visiting gallerists and take a guided tour of OBORO. ELAN will also provide wine and cheese after the panel discussion. Admission is free, but space is limited so please RSVP to

The second event is a 5-à-7 on Thursday February 26 at Parisian Laundry (3550 Saint-Antoine Ouest, near Lionel Groulx Metro). Local artists will have an opportunity to discuss their work with the visiting gallerists in an informal, but dazzingly elegant, setting. If you have not visited the prestigious Parisian Laundry, this is your opportunity. ELAN will provide wine and cheese to enhance congeniality. Admission is free, but please RSVP to

In addition, we have received some funding from Canada Council to cover travel costs for visual artists who live outside Montreal. If you are a visual artist living in the regions outside Montreal and wish to attend the panel discussion (6-9) at Oboro or 5-à-7 at Parisian Laundry, please contact