Dedicated exclusively to the promotion of art on paper, Papier is one of the most important fairs of its kind in North America. The event is an important catalyst for the Canadian contemporary art market and constitutes a unique meeting ground for the greater public, art enthusiasts and professionals alike.
Admission is free
April 22 - 24, 2016
Hangar 16 - Quai de l'Horloge - Old Port of Montreal
Friday April 22
noon — 9 pm
Saturday April 23
11 AM — 7 PM
Sunday April 24
11 AM — 6 PM
We recommend that visitors use Champ-de-Mars or Berri-UQAM stations. If you are come out Champ-de-Mars station, note that the pedestrian crossing over St-Antoine Street is closed. Visitors may cross using Saint-Denis or Hôtel de Ville Streets (10 minutes walk).
A large parking ($) is located behind the Hangar on the Quai de l'Horloge. Access by Berri Street or de la Commune Street.
“Even prior to be becoming its spokesperson, I found the Papier art fair to be an extraordinary guide to contemporary art. Every year I am amazed by the hundreds of visitors, each captivated by the works that speak to them, also discovering this event and, I recognize the desire to be transformed and transported by art, in those who return to the fair with as much enthusiasm as myself. Every year I find myself looking forward to this unique cultural event that, with every new edition, continues to push the limits.”
An internationally acclaimed actress and contemporary art enthusiast, Vanasse will promote the fair for the third consecutive year
“Private Wealth 1859 is proud to reiterate its commitment to the Papier Fair. Through this special partnership, National Bank helps promote access to contemporary art and supports the outreach of today's artists. It is with great pleasure that the Bank joins this most exciting artistic event” .
President and CEO of National Bank Private Wealth 1859.
"Focusing my art collection on works on paper has proven to be ideal for me as someone who truly enjoys living with others' creativity around me, but who also has a limited budget with which to buy artwork. On paper, I can find drawings, collages, small paintings, prints, and photo-based works that range from abstract to figurative to combinations thereof. For the past three years, Papier has provided me with excellent opportunities to add to the collection, see new artworks by artists who I'm already familiar with, and discover exciting new artists and galleries. I look forward to seeing what Papier has in store this year!"
Toronto-based collector and executive Editor of Magenta Magazine