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Montréal en lumière

Happening: February 20th, 2014 to March 2nd, 2014
What: Arts & Culture, Events & Festivals, Family, Gastronomy, Gay life, Nightlife

Revel in an atmosphere of light and warmth in the middle of winter. Hundreds of exceptional gastronomic and wine tasting activities, shows (music, dance, theater, circus…) and a free outdoor illuminated site in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles.

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Luminotherapie 2014 in Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles

Posted on December 16, 2014 by .


Winter has arrived! Which means another incredible Luminotherapie art installation at Place des Festivals in Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles…

From December 10 to February 1, 2015, Montreal’s most visually vibrant square will feature the stunning PRISMATICA by Raw Design along with FASCINOSCOPE by Luz Studios. Both installations are designed to bring some light to the colder months, inviting locals and visitors to become absorbed into the futuristic art pieces.


50 twirling kaleidoscopes transport onlookers into PRISMATICA, a dizzying array of rainbow colours. The prisms look like giant shards of ice, but are actually made of clear panels with a special reflective filter. Wander around through them, spin them, listen to their chimes, and have a prismatic experience!

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Fascinoscope is a series of eight video projections that are inspired by the 20th century carnival. The eight projections are scattered throughout the Quartier des Spectacles, but the focal point is directly outside the Saint-Laurent metro station. Here you can play 4 interactive carnival games using special pear balls that are fitted with sensors to measure their rotation and speed. Find some friends and hold an impromptu competition!

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Food Trucks during Luminotherapie: Every Friday and Saturday during the month of January, a food truck will be stationed in Place des Festival to dish out some warming eats around a fire pit. Snack up and explore the visual sights!

Free Guided Tours: From January 15 to February 1st, 2015 you’ll be able to take a special free walking tour of the installations to get some background insight on the art. Online registration begins January 6, 2015!


Luminotherapie, December 10, 2014 to February 1, 2015

Photo credits: Eva Blue, Susan Moss, and Cindy Boyce for Quartier des spectacles.

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