What is public art?
Many types of artistic creations are grouped under the term “public art”, including sculpture, commemorative monuments, murals and landscape creations. What they have in common is that they have been created in relation to the particular characteristics of a site or place and are accessible to all. Thus the works are found in a public place, integrated with the architecture or the scenery, to grace the green spaces or the buildings, or simply to be used as street furnishings.
Since the beginning of the third millennium, ten or so works of public art have made their appearance in Mont-Tremblant, mainly in municipal parks and buildings. Most of these works are part of the Ville’s art collection, created to mark a significant event, an anniversary, the construction of a new building, and so on. Some, however, were initiated by the artists themselves, or by local organizations, such as the local historical organization called SOPABIC (Société du patrimoine du bassin inférieur de la Rouge et de la chaîne géologique du mont Tremblant) and the Club Richelieu. All were imagined and brought into being by recognized artists.
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