Nuit Blanche Toronto
September 30, 2017 at various locations across Toronto. Visit the official website: NBTO.com.
An All-Night Contemporary Art Event
Nuit Blanche 2016 takes over Toronto from sunset to sunrise on Saturday, October 1. From post-apocalyptic vibes to militant nostalgia, Nuit Blanche transforms the city into an elaborate pageantry of thought-provoking pieces, light installations and wild colours. The event features over 300 local, national and international artists presenting 80 contemporary pieces – including 30 powerful pieces of public art.
Art Projects at Nuit Blanche 2016
As with other years, the 2016 Nuit Blanche Toronto is divided into different contemporary projects and themes. Held at numerous educational institutions, museums, galleries and neighbourhoods throughout the city, this year’s art projects include, “Facing the Sky,” which addresses humanity’s timeless obsession with the sky, “And the Transformation Reveals,” dealing with metamorphosis as an essential part of beings, and “Oblivion,” which presents an arresting interpretation of the death of the sun, that is simultaneously scientifically informed and poetically inspired.
Nuit Blanche is open (and free) for everyone
Boasting more than 1,300 art installations involving 4,600 artists across its eleven-year tenure, Nuit Blanche Toronto is once again free for all Torontonians. From Australian Zzilla’s “Rainbow Serpent” to Jason Peters’ illuminated “White Line” stretching for an entire city block, to sampling the “smell of sky,” you never know what you might encounter while on your night of artistic discovery and rediscovery.
While the biggest public art projects of Nuit Blanche Toronto are located in or near the downtown core, smaller projects and galleries are scattered throughout the city. Since there is so much to see, be sure to make a stop at one of the Nuit Blanche Toronto event centres, located at Metro Hall (55 John Street), Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen Street West) or Bay Street (10 Bay Street), to plan your night before setting out. Walking and biking is an excellent way to get around, and transit (TTC) is running all night long.
Nuit Blanche Toronto 2016 Preview
Nuit Blanche Toronto is a free all-night contemporary art event that will transform downtown Toronto with more than 80 art projects created by hundreds of artists. See what’s coming in 2016.