500 Balloons in Montréal

Monday, August 1, 2011

Last year Montréal's Quartier des spectacles had a fantastic idea of creating an eye catching 500 balloons installation as part of a public poll. They wanted to involve the community in the creative process where each person was asked to share their dreams of what they'd like to do with the space. They simply had to write down what they would like to see, do, or who they would like to meet in this area.

A brilliant way to get people involved and a wonderful way to bring them all together, don't you think? Maybe it's just me, but I could move to Montréal right now! (Btw: it would totally make my day to ride my bike next to a field of huge balloons every morning) xo

P.S: Here is the video!

(Musée des possibles from missmoun on Vimeo via a subtle revelry)

24 comments:

this free bird said...

What a super cool idea. I wish they'd do that in socal, but I fear most of the hopes and dreams would be for plastic surgery centers. Ugh.

xo,
C
ps-thank you for your kind words on grayce, diana. i'm late in getting here, but wanted you to know how much i appreciate it.

Hannah J. Holmes said...

LOVE this! I love balloons in general, though. I love balloon photos. I love balloons at birthday parties. I love when people incorporate balloons into art projects. I guess I am crazy for balloons! haha.

Dancing Branflake said...

I love when people use creativity to spur more creativity. Incredible. Or, I should say, Incroyable!

Tanvi said...

WOW! How wonderful and truly creative!

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Kristin H said...

Looks incredible!!

aforadrienne.com said...

Such an amazing idea and bright, bold color!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I love this! Very cool!

HiLLjO™ said...

That is really cool!

Karena said...

What a fun, fun community idea!! What is better than scads of brightly colored baloons!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

this might sound so weird - but i am freaked out over balloons. i get wierded out that they are about to pop in my face. but i love how they look! these pictures are sooo fun!

Elisa said...

what a pretty sight!

Steph said...

Wow, how pretty and colorful! Great stuff :)

Jess said...

Yay balloons!!!! What a great way to start out a Monday! Wish I could have attended this event! Montreal is one of my favorite cities ever!

Ana Degenaar said...

This made me smile! I still love balloons just as much as I did when I was 3.

Christianna said...

Huge balloons are one of my favorite things in the whole world! Brilliant!

Melissa Blake said...

This is awesome!! :)

Eliza Jane said...

Wow!

marjorie rose said...

This is pretty cool and a great way to invite people to participate and share their dreams/thoughts. What a great visual!

sahrish shamim said...

wow lovely colorful balloons.....
i like the beautiful scene ....
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M. said...

this is so pretty, so inspiring :)

Kristina said...

loving the idea!!
my best friend here in switzerland is from montreal and she always tells me how cool and pretty the city is... i have never been so far, but def planning on going someday :)
happy tuesday. jzst got back from a long weekend :)

Diana Mieczan said...

C, you are very welcome and Ilene, I have a friend who is totally freaked out by balloons and clowns.

Diana Mieczan said...

Hannah and Ana, me too...I always had such a "thing" for balloons:) haha

Annie said...

how awesome! It looks so beautiful and happy!

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