Since 2007, Place Publique has established itself every summer on Ottawa Street as a space dedicated to the visual arts and its expanded audience. Site-specific artworks, performances and workshops enliven the space and transform it into an interactive platform by bringing together artists and citizens. By way of a variety of activities, the general public is thus invited to experience unique aesthetic experiences in a friendly and festive, open-air environment. By creating this site of expression, the Darling Foundry affirms the role of art in enriching the community's well-being and quality of life.
The Darling Foundry aims to make Place Publique a permanent project that will be animated throughout the year. Never-ending constructions, noise, visual and air pollution, cars everywhere… It is high time to establish a space dedicated to the citizens in a neighbourhood increasingly shaken by the destruction of old buildings, the construction of new ones and the traffic of multiple vehicles. Conceived as a space of collaborative construction from the inception to the realization, Place Publique aims thus at being a portion of asphalt appropriated by artists and citizens. Let’s ask for a permanent Place Publique dedicated to citizens, arts and ecology in Griffintown!
The petition for a permanent Place Publique in Griffintown has completed with more than 3000 signatures. The Darling Foundry warmly thanks the precious support of our neighbours and fellow citizens in helping to realize this project.