Beloved Toronto all-night art festival Nuit Blanche is returning to the city this year.
Due to COVID-19, the event is set to return after a three-year-long absence. Not only will Nuit Blanche be making a comeback from sunset on October 1st to sunrise on October 2nd, but it will expand to feature installations across Toronto.
The free Toronto event will feature contributions from over 150 artists exhibited across Toronto, from downtown to Scarborough to North York and Etobicoke.
Today Deputy Mayor @Thompson_37, Nuit Blanche Artistic Dir. Dr. Julie Nagam, artists @YungYemi, Meera Sethi & VP of External Affairs & Professional Learning @humbercollege Kelly Jackson, announced the return of Nuit Blanche!
📆Oct 1 #nbTO22
— Nuit Blanche Toronto (@nuitblancheTO) July 28, 2022
“We are ecstatic to bring to life the first-ever city-wide Nuit Blanche this fall which will be an epic return to a full public art takeover of Toronto,” Nuit Blanche Artistic Director Dr. Julie Nagam explains. “We will be showcasing a record number of artists who will be rupturing our city with incredible installations that are thought provoking, specular and filled with wonder. This 12-hour magical transformation includes massive light installations, sculptural interventions, inflatables, AR projects, performances, skateboarding, fashion and so much more. Nuit Blanche will light up the city with the creative energy that we all have been longing for.”
The event is one of many returning to the city this year. In fact, several large scale events have taken place and will take place this summer, including the Pride Parade, the Caribbean Carnival, and the Canadian National Exhibition.
“I’m proud that the city is supporting this event that will activate neighbourhoods across the city including Etobicoke and North York which will host exhibition areas for the first time,” Mayor John Tory says. “Nuit Blanche Toronto creates significant artistic and cultural energy in our city.”