Dusk Til Dawn: Nuit Blanche Takes over the Night

Toronto’s famous all-night art festival is back on Oct. 5, and this year’s Nuit Blanche promises to be one of the biggest yet.

Nearly 90 contemporary art projects by more than 300 local, national, and international artists will fill the streets of downtown and into Scarborough for all to enjoy.

One of the more anticipated installations this year is being imagined by music video maestro Director X. Life of the Earth is a multimedia piece, created in partnership with the Ontario Science Centre, that will show Earth as seen from space, depicting the drastic changes our planet has gone through from Pangaea to present time. XO incubator HXOUSE and art collective Ghost Atelier will also reflect on the state of our planet with their exhibition that is due to take over Yonge-Dundas Square. On Thin Ice is a sculptural installation that will bring audiences inside a crack in a glacier.

Another exhibit that music fans will want to keep top of mind is a City of Toronto commissioned piece at Nathan Phillips Square. Lunar Garden, created by noted contemporary artist Daniel Arsham, will reinterpret traditional Japanese Zen gardens with an accompanying musical score by Charlotte Day Wilson.

Nuit Blanche 2019 runs from 7 pm to 7 am on Oct. 5 and 6 at various locations around Toronto.