The Magic of Nuit Blanche Toronto 2016
Nuit Blanche is an all-night contemporary art event where artist from around the world participate and the doors of the city’s most famous, and not so well-known art galleries are open to the public.
This year, Eurocentres Toronto teacher Josh took 78 students representing over 20 different nationalities to experience what the media refer to as “The Real Peoples’ Nuit Blanche”. Nuit Blanche is a way to bring contemporary art to the people.
Josh started off the night by meeting the students at the school at 7:30 p.m. last Saturday. He soon realized that with so many students they could create Eurocentres’ own art installation. The students were asked to join hands and using just their bodies and a little creativity they snaked along Queen St. to City Hall, pictured above.
Afterwards, they visited several of Canada’s most famous museums: the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the Bata Shoe Museum. Josh had 3 meeting points at various times throughout the night in case anyone got lost or wanted to meet up. The streets of Toronto were buzzing with excited people and the students couldn’t believe that the sleepless city was so welcoming. Many students walked around with Josh until 7a.m., exploring the numerous art installations from around the world. After seeing nearly 60 of the 90 projects on display, they went to enjoy breakfast before heading home to sleep.
Not only did everyone have a great time, but they got their money’s worth as Nuit Blanche is all free. This year was a perfect sleepless night for all those who participated.