Take one modest storefront on a street in a working-class neighbourhood; fill it with donations of paints, fabrics and other recyclables; throw open the doors to the community to come make art. What do you get? A community art hive. Or, in French, a ruche d’art.
La Ruche d'Art
Discover how making puppets brought the community together...
Video on La Ruche d'Art, Montreal Art Hive.
*** La Ruche d'art St-Henri closed its doors permanently in the fall of 2020 ***
La Ruche d’Art is a free community art studio and science shop – open to everyone! It is located in the St-Henri borough in the south-west of Montreal.
Its mission is to make art more accessible, strengthen links between community members and the university; and celebrate diversity, through art making, dialogue and gardening.
Since 2011, La Ruche has warmly welcomed thousands of art-makers, families, gardeners, community groups, local residents, and visitors from afar.