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September 30, 2016
Nuit Blanche Toronto to transform city tomorrow from sunset to sunrise
  
The 11th edition of Nuit Blanche Toronto returns Saturday, October 1 with nearly 90 art projects from more than 300 local, national and international artists. The event will run from sunset (officially 6:58 p.m.) on Saturday to sunrise (7 a.m.) the next morning.

The all-night celebration of contemporary art features four distinct exhibitions located at four sites:
• "OBLIVION" at Nathan Philips Square and inside Toronto City Hall
• "Militant Nostalgia" stretching along John Street and McCaul Street between Dundas Street and Front Street
• "And the Transformation Reveals" spread along Bay Street from Dundas Street to Front Street, and
• "Facing the Sky" along the waterfront between Bay Street and Harbourfront Centre.

The arts community-produced Independent Projects are extended throughout the city. Event information is available at http://nbto.com/.

Media note: Art project previews, artist and spokesperson interviews must be arranged in advance. Media access to Behind the Nuit, tonight's behind-the-scenes experience of the exhibition OBLIVION, can be arranged through the media contact identified below.

High resolution images, event news releases and backgrounders are available at http://ow.ly/hlaa304rvBq. Preview videos featuring exhibition curators are available at http://ow.ly/cGQo304rvvQ.

About Nuit Blanche Toronto
Nuit Blanche Toronto is the city's annual all-night celebration of contemporary art, produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto’s arts community. Since 2006, this award-winning event has featured nearly 1,300 art installations by approximately 4,600 artists and has generated over $268 million in economic impact for Toronto. Nuit Blanche Toronto is a 10-day program which includes the Nuit Talks series and Extended Projects.

Look for information and updates at http://nbto.com/, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nuitblancheTO, Twitter at @nuitblancheTO, Instagram at @nuitblancheTO and Snapchat at nuitblancheTO. The event hashtag is #nbTO16.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

Media Contact
Justine Palinska
Economic Development and Culture
416-395-7318
jpalins@toronto.ca

 

 

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