Created in 1996 by graffiti writers Seaz and Flow, Under Pressure is the largest and longest running event of its kind all across North America. It is a urban culture festival which focuses on community development, artist empowerment as well as positive youth development through ownership and responsibility of a shared space. Located in the heart of Montreal, the Quartier des spectacles and the latin quarter, the festival brings together more than a hundred local, national and international artists for a weekend. On the agenda: the creation of murals on over ten walls, artist’s’ actions on urban property, musical performances, street dance competition, kids activities, guided tours and more. Thanks to the implication of its volunteers, Under Pressure has been able to be kept alive for more than twenty years and continues to celebrate the different elements of urban culture.