Get Pumped!

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Art has a way of seeping through the cracks in a city and expanding into empty, unused spaces. Montreal's Craig Pumping Station was built in 1887 to help control the floodwaters of the Saint Lawrence River. Now, after almost 50 years of disuse, the tiny stone building is the site of a quiet urban renewal spearheaded by CHAMP LIBRE, an interdisciplinary creation and presentation centre for the arts. Inspired by UNESCO's International Year of Freshwater 2003, EAUX ARTES