Every October, the streets of Toronto come alive for Nuit Blanche, the immensely popular all-night arts extravaganza. Thousands of people will descend on the city to see hundreds of innovative and often interactive artistic exhibits for one night only!
Some of the more intriguing exhibits this year include The Night Circus, where artist Denise Markonish will curate a street filled with artists and magicians performing phenomenal feats along Bremner Blvd. Another highlight will undoubtedly be Before Day Break, an exhibit stationed along Fort York Blvd which will feature artists’ differing perspectives on the extreme complexity of human life in regards to relationships, religion, and cultural behaviour. Finally, as always, the most prominent exhibit will be displayed in Nathan Phillips Square, this year featuring a project entitled Performance Anxiety, which will examine the often-terrifying nature of public performance through interactive pieces with the artists themselves!
These are just some of the many highlights of Nuit Blanche. Attendees may also find that it may be more fun to simply wander the city and find all of the countless less-publicized hidden gems! The city tour will still be running before the commencement of Nuit Blanche, so you can take a ride on the bus during the day and then check out Nuit Blanche all night!