Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto 2011

For one sleepless night on Saturday, October 1 from 6:59pm until sunrise, experience the city transformed by hundreds of artists for Toronto’s sixth annual sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art. Discover art in galleries, museums and unexpected places. From a streetcar, alleyways, and storefronts to churches, ponds, and parks, choose from dozens of destinations and chart your own path.

Discover more than 130 free and accessible contemporary art projects within three zones, A, B and C. Each zone features a mixture of exhibition projects and independent projects. Scan through all projects by zone, click through the zone maps, review the alphabetical index of all projects, or take a look at the artist index. It’s a lot of ground to cover!

Some works encourage an intimate, evocative encounter with art, while others will wow you with large-scale interactive spectacle.

As a centrepiece to the event, the City of Toronto has produced a special project for 2011. Visit Toronto City Hall for Flightpath Toronto, a soaring installation by Usman Haque and Natalie Jeremijenko. A number of exhibition projects will be produced by the City of Toronto. Under the direction of three curators, 45 temporary public art projects by local, national and international artists have been commissioned within three outdoor exhibitions. To encourage involvement by a wide range of Toronto artists – established and emerging – each exhibition includes projects selected by the curators through an Open Call process.

Also on offer are independent projects produced by the arts community. Toronto artists, cultural and educational institutions, museums, galleries and neighbourhoods open their doors all night long for this one evening. Admission is free and many independent projects are unique collaborations that offer one-of-a-kind experiences.

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