Nuit Blanche

How cool is this? All throughout Toronto, galleries will open their doors for an all-night exhibition. And it's free. It's called Nuit Blanche.

From their website:
For one sleepless night experience the city transformed by close to 500 artists for Toronto's fourth annual sunset to sunrise celebration of contemporary art. Discover art in galleries, museums and unexpected places. From churches and grocery stores to chimney stacks and bus stations, choose from 130 projects and chart your own path.

This is a brilliant idea and one that I hope more cities would consider. Because it's free, those that wouldn't otherwise have the means to view art in a gallery have an opportunity to do so. Because it is open all night, those that work unconventional hours have the opportunity to see works they might otherwise have missed. I love the idea that an entire city can come together for what seems like an all night party.

You can check out the list of artists, see the map and plot a course for the night by going here. These are the times that I am thankful I live relatively close to Toronto. You may just find me there, wandering the streets this weekend!


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