Spring is here and love is in the air! What better way to tell someone “I love you” than on a beautiful artsy date? Well, Montreal holds a variety of perfect activities for that special person who loves art just as much as you love them. But, I guarantee that they will love you just as much if you take them on one of these dates.\nNow, you may not be too fond of art but, trust me. After you see what I have in store for you and your special someone who already loves art, you will see why they love it so much.\nA photo posted by Never apart (@neverapartmtl) on Jan 28, 2016 at 3:03pm PST\n1. Never Apart Art Gallery\n7049 Rue St-Urbain, Montreal, QC H2S 3S4\nThe Never Apart gallery has a modern twist on art. They are a non-profit organisation that indulge on the aspects of equality, the environment, and conscious living. Their goal is to start a positive change by tying cultures together through music and many other forms of art.\nSo, I suggest starting your date by taking a Bixi down to the art gallery. Afterwards, you can go down to little Italy for a nice little lunch at one of the several local cafes found just around the corner on Boulevard St. Laurent.\nSince your date just got a taste of the Never Apart art gallery why not give them a taste of something a bit sweeter… Take them out afterwards to a delicious lunch at Pile Ou Glace also located in little Italy. They offer homemade Gelato that will make your sweet tooth throb.\nNow that you and your date have seen some great art and had some delicious food, its time to end the night by taking a nice Bixi bike ride in Jarry park.\nFacebook\nA photo posted by paintnite (@paintnite) on Mar 29, 2016 at 4:43pm PDT\n2. Paint The Nite\nInstead of admiring art, tonight you and your date are going to create some! Paint the Nite is an event spread all around the world where you can socialize, paint and drink it up with your special someone.\nMontreal gladly hosts multiple events at local bars. Simply go on their website and choose an event, which has a specific theme, and buy your tickets. The bars are located all around Montreal from Boulevard St Laurent to Point-Claire in the West Island.\nI recommend getting those tickets ASAP! They tend to sell out fairly quickly and this is truly a great date for your artsy lover.\nFacebook\nA photo posted by emesinerre (@emesinerre) on Apr 14, 2016 at 2:11pm PDT\n3. Montreal Street Art\nNow its time to appreciate the public art from the streets of Montreal. Montreal is home to some of the world's nicest street art and it's around almost every corner. So with the nice weather approaching, why not take a walk along the Plateau of Montreal and appreciate some great street art.\nStart on St-Laurent Boulevard and Pine Street. You and your lovely date can make your way North, either walking or biking, to the corner of Napoléon and Saint Dominique where you can see a lot of the greatest street art. You would later end on St-Laurent Boulevard and Roy Street. Along the way you should definitely stop at Banquise for a poutine since you both probably built up a big appetite while walking!\nThere is also Street Art in NDG that has notable murals on Sherbrooke between Royal and Cavendish. In addition, between Monkland and De Maisonneuve there is the Yves Laroche Gallery that represents many local street artists as well as international names.\nFacebook\nA photo posted by Emily Draicchio (@emdrakemtlblog) on May 13, 2016 at 7:01am PDT\n4. Pompeii Exhibition\n1380 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1J5\nInstead of trying to take your date to Pompeii, bring Pompeii to them by exploring the exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on Sherbrooke Street West. This beautiful art gallery includes 220 archaeological artifacts, mosaics, frescoes, statues, and much more!\nIt may be a bit somber since the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D caused the death of thousands of people. However, you can lighten up the mood afterwards by simply walking down Crescent Street to Mandy’s, a local salad joint!\nAfter you have some fresh delicious salad, why not go down to Putting Edge on Rue Guy to conclude your perfect date! Since you admired some fantastic ancient art and had a perfect dinner, get loose and go glow in the dark mini putting. They have beer and even some funky art of their own! Your date is sure to think the date was a hole-in- one!\nFacebook\nA photo posted by Emily Draicchio (@emdrakemtlblog) on May 13, 2016 at 6:55am PDT\n5. Botanical Garden\n4101 Rue Sherbrooke E, Montréal, QC H1X 2B2\nTime to appreciate some natural beauty at the Botanical Garden located on 4101 Rue Sherbrooke East. I recommend going straight for the Butterflies Go Free activity where you take a nice stroll through the insectarium and end up in a room filled with butterflies! It may not seem like an artsy date but trust me, once you get there you will realize just how much art there is.\nAfterwards, you can explore the biodome and even take a walk around the Olympic stadium to admire the beautiful architecture. There is even the planetarium and multiple food joints located within a five-minute walking distance from one another. I would say that this is a great date for a photographer or a true nature lover.\nFacebook\nA photo posted by @andrelavalleemontreal on Apr 6, 2016 at 5:28pm PDT\n6. Melvin Charney’s Sculpture Garden\n1920, rue Baile, Montréal, QC H3H 2S6\nTime to get your sculpting on with a picnic on a warm spring day at Melvin Charney’s sculpture garden, which is an extension of the CCA. Melvin Charney (b.1935 - 2012) was one of Canada's leading architects/artists. It has been said that the sculpture garden speaks to the history of architecture in Montreal.\nI suggest to end the night with some desert at the Atwater Market which is not too far from the CCA. You can get pizza or ice cream and simply walk around and maybe even pick up from fresh fruit.\nYou can even suggest to your partner that you guys should make something on your next date with some fresh food from Atwater, maybe a romantic dinner. It’s a great date to explore your Montreal heritage and what Montreal has to its people.\nFacebook\nA photo posted by Maria Falkovich (@hazy_amber) on Apr 30, 2016 at 12:15pm PDT\n7. Barbie Expo\n1455 Rue Peel, Montréal, QC H3A 1S5\nHere’s a fun little twist to bring some childhood memories back in a flash! Bring your date to the Montreal Barbie Expo. It's part of Les Cours Mont-Royal in downtown Montreal and holds the largest exhibition of Barbie dolls in the world. Its truly a perfect way to make that special someone feel like a prince or princess! This is a great conversation starter to share some childhood memories with your date and to bring some modern thinking up!\nWith beautiful weather in mind, why not take a stroll afterwards to Boustan's on Crescent Street. It’s a popular Lebanese restaurant that has the best homemade foods! A great taste of culture that doesn’t end there! You can end the night by hitting up one of Crescent’s greatest famous bars or even a Shisha bar! But if you’re in the mood for more of a classy night out, definitely try Wienstein & Gavino's, a fancy wine restaurant also located on Crescent!\nFacebook\nA photo posted by Nicholas Cicchillitti (@nicholas.love.nicholas) on Jan 29, 2016 at 5:20am PST\n8. BBAM! Art Gallery\n3255 rue St Jacques, Montréal, QC\nFor that hipster date I recommend the BRAM! Gallery located on 3255 rue St Jacques. Its funky, fresh, and a hip way to start a date and even end a date.\nNot only is it an art Gallery with easy access to the metro, but it is also a performance space, retail store that sells vinyl, books, and it's even a cafe. It's “retro cool”, right next to Pizzeria Martina, and even the Bikram Yoga studio if you want to cool some nerve and relax with your date.\nFacebook\nA photo posted by emma june (@emmajunemusic) on Apr 28, 2016 at 6:30pm PDT\n9. Mainline Theater\n3997 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, H2W 1Y4\nWhy not set the mood at Montreal’s Mainline theater on 3997 Boulevard Saint-Laurent? The Mainline Theater hosts hundreds of shows every year with a variety of genres. Check out what shows they have online, and choose one that suits their personality best. The art of theater can work magic so be prepared for a magical night.\nProvided that you are already on Boulevard St- Laurent, you should walk on up to one of Montreal’s famous night clubs like Le Rouge Bar for some serious dancing and light, or you know...drinking. While you’re at it, why not be adventurous and show your date your fun side by treating them to some two-dollar noodles after your wild night.\nFacebook\nA photo posted by Station 16 Gallery (@station16gallery) on May 8, 2016 at 4:22pm PDT\n10. Station 16 Gallery\n3523 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2T6\nNo, Station 16 is not Montreal’s newest metro station, but it is home to awesome contemporary and urban art! Bring your date here for a mural influenced gallery inspired by pop art from a multitude of local and international artists. I guarantee they will love it!\nAfterwards, take a short 5-minute walk to La Diperie for some of Montreal’s best soft served ice cream. A fun way to end the night and maybe some sweet icy kisses.\nFacebook\nA photo posted by @Mrkamba ⭕ (@mrkamba) on May 10, 2016 at 9:14am PDT\n11. Notre-Dame Basilica\n110 Notre-Dame Street West\nOh Old Montreal, the perfect place to take a date! Upon entering Old Montreal, you should definitely take your date to the Notre-Dame Basilica. You can both admire its architecture and relics of gold and silver. It's an absolutely beautiful site to see that you maybe never have taken the time to appreciate.\nYou can then take a short walk to Bevo, a trendy Italian restaurant with wood-fired pizzas, unique drinks and even DJs. It is located on 410 Rue Saint Vincent, and is romantic yet fun with great authentic food. Get some drinks there and then go for some yummy beaver tails to end a sweet night.\nWebsite\nA photo posted by E l i z a A l l a i r e (@zabeth9) on Feb 28, 2016 at 6:12am PST\n12. Le Ceramic Café\n4338 St Denis, Montréal, QC H2J 2K8\nOne of my personal favourite places is Le Céramic Café. A place where you create art as well as eat delicious food.\nIt's a great first date since you can laugh, create, and try new things with one another. Not only will your art-loving date have fun but so will you. Spend the whole date there or you can take a nice walk along the Plateau. This is a crowd favourite that wont disappoint!\nFacebook\nAdd mtlblog on Snapchat.