Mission accomplished for the first edition of MusArt!
Our project was to host a benefit event at the height of summer: Jean-Jacques Pillet, choreographer and director, among others for the Cirque du Soleil, and a member of our artistic committee, concocted an event that truly exceeded our expectations!
On August 24th, D'Arts et de rêves held its first successful benefit event: a colorful evening, delighted guests and mild weather all came together!
We are proud to have achieved our three goals:
- We were hoping for $ 10,000 and raised $ 13,000.
- We wanted to make D'Arts et de rêves better known and new people joined us.
- We wanted to showcase our great development project, that is transforming a barn into a modern, warm, and inspiring place for multidisciplinary creation. The praise and enthusiasm of the donors confirm the relevance of our ambitious plan!
Our most sincere thanks to all the organizers, partners, and volunteers who contributed to the great success of this first adventure of creating a large-scale event.
And yes, we already have plenty of ideas for our second edition of MusArt!
See you next year!
Thanks to Jérémy Postel for his excellent fir kombucha.
Thank you to Marc Séguin, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the 7 Fingers, Clément and Marie-Josée Richard, René Tardif, Stanley Lake, Marek Latzmann, Almut Ellinghaus, Danielle Charbonneau who generously donated works of art for our silent auction.
Take a look to our beautiful pictures
D'Arts et de rêves is organizing MusArt, a festive event in support of the organization's mission and its beautiful cultural park in Sutton.
Under the honorary presidency of artist Marc Séguin, you are invited to a unique, artistic, and gustatory evening to celebrate art and creation.
In the heart of the seven-acre cultural park, under a marquee, you will attend artistic performances in the three disciplines supported by the organization: visual arts, literature, and circus arts.
Fun activities, catering and refreshments, auctions, guests will be invited to experience a convivial, festive evening led by actor Robert Toupin, master of ceremonies for this special occasion.
August 24 2019 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
D'Arts et de rêves Cultural Park
57 Principale Nord, Sutton (Qc) J0E 2K0
Marc Séguin, artist
Honorary president MusArt 2019
A Concordia University graduate in Fine Arts, Marc Séguin is a multidisciplinary artist, a painter, novelist, and filmmaker. At his first exhibition in 1996, he attracted the attention of critics and collectors. His paintings are part of the collections of several major museums such as the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec. His work also includes four novels and a collection of poems. The first feature film he directed and wrote, Stealing Alice, was released in 2016. In 2017, he directed the documentary La ferme et son État (The State of the Farm), a current portrait of the forces and aberrations in agriculture in Quebec.
Robert Toupin, actor
MusArt master of ceremonies
For over 40 years, Robert Toupin has, as an actor, given life to unforgettable characters, as much on stage as in television and film. He was nominated several times as Best Actor at the Gemini Awards Gala. Robert Toupin has been living in Sutton since 1973.
5 p.m. – Guests welcomed
Refreshments under the marquee
5:45 p.m. - Silent auction
Drink and bites to eat
7:30 p.m. – Live auction
We will leave it to the artists to reveal the mystery of their performances. You will have to cross the Portal of Dreams to discover it all!
Parking at D’Arts et de rêves and on Western Street: you will be directed on site.