Toronto’s 2013 Nuit Blanche

nuit_bla_white300Nuit Blanche: the night where we all get to be art affectionados. Whether you want to sit back and observe or get in there and create; whether you want to connect with strangers or have a fun night out with friends, sometimes all it takes is a little pre-planning, patience and determination, but there is something for everyone. This all-night art event gets bigger with each passing year and has had me staying away the past couple of years, mostly because of the unpredictable weather in mid-October. But tomorrow, Saturday October 5th, at 6:51 pm I am going to hit the streets of the city and explore. With reports calling for the weather to be a balmy 18 degrees, there’s no reason not to!

Over 110 artists will be participating and rather than traipsing across the city (often resulting in people losing steam as the night goes on), most of the installations will be found in the city’s core¬†between Front and College and between Church and University. If you fear the crowds and aren’t one for late nights, don’t worry, there is a list of¬†projects that will be on display for an extended period until Oct. 14th for you to visit. So yes, after the chaos you’ll still have an opportunity to visit the famous Ai Weiwei exhibit that has the city talking.

In preparation for my night, I’ve read through most of the descriptions and come up with a great list that has me excited to take on the night and get artsy. Don’t forget to follow along on Twitter with #snbTO to hear what’s making people go WOW! You’ve got all night to run around and check out the buzz-worthy installations!

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