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Raise your hand for ACCM

Sunday February 3rd 2019

6:30pm - 10:30pm

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Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

185 Sainte-Catherine Street West

Artsida History

Artsida was originally launched as Project HOPE in late 2006 when founder Chris Elliott was looking for an opportunity to assist ACCM’s crucial work in the HIV/AIDS community.

What began as a small fundraising effort to promote local artists and HIV/AIDS awareness soon took on more dynamic proportions by drawing the attention of celebrities such as Susan Aglukark, Joe Average, Tom Bianchi and Sharon Stone. The auction has been held at renowned venues across Montreal, such as the Cabaret Lion d’Or, the St James United Church and the Montreal Contemporary Art Gallery.

Throughout the years, Artsida has featured works donated by the stars of the Québec and Canadian art scenes, such as Kent Monkman, Daniel Barkley, Marie Danielle Leblanc, Yvon Goulet, Zilon, Scarlett Raven (a celebrated member of Damien Hirst’s Young British Artists group), and international artists including Christopher Campbell (Saatchi member – UK); Irish artist Karl Mullen (Polk Museum), and American artist Ryan Cronin (Greenfield Foundation); as well as talented emerging Québecois artists like Steve Lévesque, Sébastien Astwo, Jean Pascal Fournier, Annie Langlois and Marie Hélène Bellavance (acclaimed star of Sophie Deraspe’s film Vital Signs).