Nuit Blanche 2018, is the 13th installation of Toronto’s famous all-night contemporary art event, taking place on Saturday, September 29th. This year, the festival will revolve around Toronto’s ever- evolving cultural landscape, as artists and curators present their unique view of Toronto through the vibrant and colourful lens of its different communities.
From sunset to sunrise, the city will be brought to life by over 300 local, national and international participants, presenting a wealth of art projects, performances and exhibitions.
This year, Nuit Blanche will feature over 75 contemporary art exhibitions located in Scarborough, Don Mills, Bloor Yorkville, Downtown, Sterling Road, and West Queen West. The festival will showcase a mix of city-produced works, special projects and independent projects, along with a selection of exhibitions presented by 12 major institutions from across the city.
This year, for the first time ever, Nuit Blanche will extend east of the downtown core into Scarborough. There, the Scarborough Civic Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, and neighbouring venues will play host to 28 projects by local artists all exploring the unique complexities of this vastly multicultural community.
While you can certainly walk or cycle to each exhibit, the best way to experience all that Nuit Blanche has to offer is by taking advantage of the TTC’s extended all-night service to participating areas. Day and group passes purchased for use during the event will be valid from September 29 until 7 a.m. on September 30th.
Those attending Nuit Blanche this year will have access to three dedicated event centres. These centres have been setup for the safety, comfort and convenience of event goers. Event centre locations include Nathan Phillips Square, Yonge Dundas Square, and Scarborough Town Centre. Here, you will find maps, washrooms, food vendors, phone charging stations and more. These centres make it easy to start your evening, meet up with friends, and remain refreshed throughout the entire event.
Nuit Blanche by Day
There will be a select number of projects on display from September 30th through October 8th for those who are unable to attend the event on September 29th or those would like to revisit some favourite exhibits. These projects include Walk Among Worlds, Mirrors of Babel (various locations), Cavalier Noir, Everything I wanted to Tell You, Piete, and Preserved.
Lead Photo Courtesy of The Star