Montreal Printed Arts Festival


The Montreal Printed Arts Festival (MTLPAF) displays the incredible vitality of the printmaking scene in the Montreal area, from the perspective of overstepping the marks. It will comprise a programming of various free activities, such as exhibits, workshop visits, technical demonstrations, meetings with artists, lectures and a huge printed art fair, which will provide you an opportunity to discover the evolution of contemporary printmaking, in its multidisciplinarity and hybridism.

Free activities to discover the evolution of printmaking ...

The festival's 2018 edition's theme will soon be made available. 

2016 edition


The theme of this first edition is “Pushing the limits of printmaking.” How are printmaking practices evolving or reacting to the digital age, how do traditional techniques persist, where is the expanding nature of pluridisciplinary practices leading?

The theme will be explored in a round-table discussion on Saturday, May 7, featuring the artists 

Céline Huyghebaert, Leyla Majeri, Henriette Valium and Lum-Desranleau.



MTLPAF is a joint project undertaken by Atelier Circulaire, Arprim Centre d'essai en art imprimé, Zocalo, ARCMTL and L'Imprimerie.



Atelier Circulaire
5445, avenue De Gaspé, spaces no. 105 and no. 517
Montreal H2T 3B2
(Laurier subway station)


Zocalo, printmaking artists’ centre
80, rue Saint-Jean,
Vieux-Longueuil J4H 2W9
(Longueuil-Université de Sherbrooke subway station)


Arprim, printmaking art centre
372, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, space no. 426
Montreal H3B 1A2
(Place-des-Arts subway station)


ARCMTL - Expozine
ARCMTL, C.P. 55052, 
CSP Fairmount,
Montreal H2T 3E2



3910 Sainte-Catherine Street East
Montreal H1W 2G4


The success of a cultural event such as the Montreal Printed Art Festival (MTLPAF) is based on the contribution of a range of partners and a team. We thank the following organizations and individuals for their participation in the organization of MTLPAF.


  • L’équipe de l’Atelier Circulaire – Centre d’arts imprimés

  • L’équipe d’Arprim – Centre d’essai en art imprimé

  • Zocalo – Centre d’artistes en art imprimé


  • BAnQ Rosemont – La Petite-Patrie

  • Maison de la culture de Villeray – Saint-Michel – Parc-Extension

  • Mély Garde, communication assistant at Atelier Circulaire, for the visual and graphic design of MTLPAF

  • Bureau des festivals et des événements culturels de la Ville de Montréal

  • Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins

  • Conseil des arts de Montréal

  • Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

  • Ville de Longueuil

  • Maison de la culture de Longueuil

  • Vineyard Bodegas Nieto Senetiner

  • Fromagerie du Vieux St-François

  • Regroupement Pied Carré

  • Occurrence – Espace d’art et d’essai contemporain

  • Union des artistes

  • Katasoho, printing and design

  •  Dazibao, Centre de photographies actuelle

  •  Optica, Centre d'art contemporain

  •  Occurence, Galerie d'art contemporain

  •  Clark, Centre d'art et de diffusion

  •  Agence Topo