Looking for something to do or see this month? Here at the Main we’ve chosen our top picks of art exhibitions and events going on this November (most of them free!). Don’t be afraid to get out there and explore a new gallery, artist, or unique art event in the city—our November art guide’s got you covered.


Nocturne Biennale

November 7 @ Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (185 Ste-Catherine Street West)

This Friday night the MAC opens its doors from 5 pm to 2 am. This is an awesome opportunity to see their Biennale exhibition, L’avenir, with a cocktail in hand and the sounds of DJs A-Rock, Shaydakiss and Heidy.P in the background. There will also be art workshops, a performance by Jessica Moss, and a sonic landscapes listening station in one of the gallery rooms. More info and tickets can be found here.

Bill Finger — Ground Control

Photograph from Bill Finger’s Ground Control.

October 30 — November 29 @ Visual Voice Gallery (372 Ste-Catherine Street West)

American photographer Bill Finger’s work tells the story of an astronaut preparing for a mission to Mars, one which he will never return from. These striking images are taken using miniature sets created by the artist, but appear incredibly lifelike. Visual Voice Gallery’s focus on science creates unique gallery experience. Learn more on the gallery’s website

Ephemera: A Fridge Door Gallery Exhibition

Ephemera by Hilary Jay.

Art by Hilary Jay.

November 14 15 @ GLASS DOOR Gallery (1 – 4604 Boul. Saint-Laurent)

For two days only, the Fridge Door Gallery presents an exhibition of McGill artists, the content of which you won’t believe is actually made by students. The vernissage on November 14 from 6pm to 9pm will have a performance piece, artwork for sale, as well as food and wine. Admission is also free of charge! Come discover these new, up-and-coming artists. Visit the Fridge Door Gallery website for more info. 

ÉGRÉGORE: The Zenith of Pop Surrealism

Gary Taxali, Hamburger Special, 2014.

All month @ Yves Laroche Galerie d’Art (6355 Boul. Saint-Laurent)

Yves Laroche’s group exhibition Égrégore just opened and has already garnered tons of attention in the art world. The gallery aims to feature works and artists that challenge the traditional art establishment—and the result of this is a cutting-edge, pop surrealist group show featuring over 50 international artists. The exhibition’s aesthetic is one of hip street art and graffiti culture, much like our city’s many incredible murals. More info can be found on their website.