Haven't started your Nuit Blanche Winnipeg planning? It's not too late.
Here is our list of #nbwpg's top ten installations, exhibitions and hands-on art to explore!
- The Forks Parkade: A collaborative collection of art, design and film!
[RE]ROOF by Winnipeg Design Festival - Winnipeg Design Festival finale event will highlight local designers through Architectural In[stall]ations, furniture, fashion, music & more.
Gimli Film Festival Encore Screening - Check out two encore screenings from the 2018 Gimli Film Festival including GFF’s BEST OF FEST pick, Minding the Gap and Terror Nullius.
Wall-to-Wall Mural and Culture Festival Finale #2 - Don’t take the stairs, take the ramp! Walk along the rampway to see #walltowallwpg’s newest murals painted by Toronto artists Ness Lee, BirdO and local artist-mentees Rene “Twio” Marriott and Bria Fernandez.
- TELUS Network of Art at The Forks - Come explore Canada’s largest and fastest mobile network through an immersive art installation. Spanning 85 x 70 feet, hundreds of colourful spheres at varying heights will be strategically placed to resemble the vast landscape of Canada.
- Pop Up Pow Wow by Urban Shaman - BYOR (Bring your own regalia) & get #OnBeat with Sons of the Drum at our two, pop-up, outdoor, family-friendly locations in the heart of Winnipeg. The body of Indigenous regalia and dance encompasses a rich tradition of kinship and spirituality.
Location #1. Wall-to-Wall Finale at Main St. and Sutherland Ave.
Location #2. Under The Canopy at The Forks
- Now That’s What I Call a 90s Sing Along - Frost your tips, rip your jeans, dunk your roos, pop your 90s dancemix in your discman and relive one of the weirdest decades by singing along to some of the best (and worst) hits of the neon 90s! Prizes for most 90s hair and outfit!
- Illuminate Your Creativity - Join Studio Central (a project of Artbeat Studio) at Central Park to get involved in a collaborative art project. Get painting with our glow in the dark face and fabric paints to fill in a stencil image created by one of our alumni artists. Plus take in an improv set and get cozy by the fire pit.
- Flow In The Dark - A black light yoga party, hosted by CBC Manitoba’s Marjorie Dowhos. You wear your brightest brights + whites. We provide glow sticks, neon paint + yoga mats. A DJ spins deep beats. And Yogi Marisa Cline guides a stimulating flow class. Together, we create an awesome night of yoga, music + art. Register for your spot!
- Nuit Noire AfroPeg at artspaceinc. - As Winnipeg grows, it’s home to a large population of Winnipeg’s Black community, Black Space Winnipeg hopes to create an evening that celebrates history, heritage and culture during Nuit Blanche. Nuit Noire will bring together a community to foster meaningful engagement and community development.
- Mini Nuit Blanche at the Children’s Museum - Come spark your creative learning after dark by enjoying free admission to the museum galleries! It’s going to be a magical night filled with bubbles! Who said bubbles were just for the bathtub?
- Nuit Blanche @ The WAG - Dig out your ripped tights, leather jacket, or a scrunchie and join us for a radical 80s celebration at the WAG. Take in art from the exhibition, The 80’s Image, dance with local DJs, watch retro music videos, and play a round of Pacman or Frogger in the classic game arcade. Don’t have any 80s attire? No problem! Create your own bedazzled accessories! The WAG is the official after-hours spot of #nbwpg and is open until 4 a.m.
- The Winnipeg Trolley Company sponsored by Exchange District BIZ - Two Trolleys will be looping between the Exchange District, Downtown, The Forks, St. Boniface and the newly added zone the West End from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m and will host an assortment of on-board entertainment.
It's not on our Top Ten, only because we know it's the obvious MUST SEE of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg 2018!
Impulse presented by the Winnipeg Arts Council, produced by Quartier des Spectacles (Montreal) and created by Lateral Office (Toronto) and CS Design. Impulse is a publicly activated light and sound experience made up of illuminated seesaws. When put into motion by people, the seesaws form units of light and sound to create an ever-changing composition powered by play. Impulse is an urban instrument where the public are the musicians and artists. By playing on the seesaws, you create a dynamic light and sound wave giving a pulse to the urban atmosphere. Impulse will be installed in Old Market Square in the Exchange District from September 29 until October 3.
CONTROL NO CONTROL by Colombian-born, Montreal based artist Daniel Iregui is an interactive LED sculpture that invites the audience to use their hands and body to act on its audiovisual patterns. Presented as a stranding monolith, simple geometric forms repeat to create patterns that are in constant movement as they wait for interaction. When someone approaches the monolith and touches the surface, the patterns react re-configuring its sound and visual properties allowing the person, or many, to create their own new patterns. As people explore different gestures and how the sculpture reacts to them, one can question - who is controlling who. CONTROL NO CONTROL will be installed in Bijou Park in the Exchange District.
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