If you're headed back to school this fall, you know you may be spending a lot of time in your new home between studying, and more likely, hanging out with friends. 

Moving into a dorm or your first apartment can be a daunting task with everything you have to buy. And like most students, you don't have a lot of extra money to deck out your new digs. 

While a trip to IKEA is usually first on any list when looking for something to hang on your walls, there are only so many skylines of Paris and New York you can endure. Luckily Montreal has a very talented artist community and picking up something original (or at least that isn't IKEA) and inexpensive doesn't have to be difficult. 

We rounded up the best places in Montreal to deck out your room that won't cost you the same amount as your first-semester in tuition. And guaranteed you won't find the same artwork in everyone else's room that you step into. 

If you want to stand out from the crowd or if you can't stand the idea of looking at another Gustav Klimt The Kiss print, then these are the places you should make sure to check out.  


Puces Art Pop Weekend 

WHERE: 5075 Rue Rivard 

The Puces Pop Festival only happens four times a year but it brings together some of Montreal's up and coming artists. You can check over 100 vendors this September 27-29.

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Station 16 Gallery 

WHERE: 3523 Blvd. St-Laurent

If you're into contemporary street art, Station 16 is where to go. They have original art (which will cost you a bit more) but also have a ton of prints and choices well under the $200 mark. 

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Monastiraki 

WHERE: 5478 Blvd. St Laurent

This Mile End curio shop is filled to the brim with prints, posters, and vintage finds. They are only open on the weekends right now, so plan your trip accordingly. 

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L'Affichiste

WHERE: 461 Rue Saint-Francois-Xavier

This is Montreal's only vintage print gallery. Prices start as low as $30, so there is something for every budget. 

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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

WHERE: 1380 Rue Sherbrooke O.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has tons of prints, books, sculptures and limited print photography for sale. You can keep an eye on the latest exhibitions to see what interests you. 

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EVA B Café & Boutique

WHERE: 2015 Blvd. St-Laurent

Eva B is a mixture of boutique, bistro bar, and costumes that showcase Quebec talent. After your foray into the art world, it's the perfect place to grab a drink and relax. 

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